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What's so smart about smart-meters?

Substandard Meters. With the recent report in the Telegraph that another million sub-standard smart meters are set to be released into UK homes, I wanted to look at why this is happening and see what certain companies are doing to ...

Ben Lind
07 Jan

What's so smart about smart-meters?

Substandard Meters. With the recent report in the Telegraph that another million sub-standard smart meters are set to be released into UK homes, I wanted to look at why this is happening and see what certain companies are doing to ...

Ben Lind
07 Jan

Entering 2019 – What Do Each of Us Need to Focus Upon?

As we enter 2019 I always like to take a day or so, to reflect and think about what I should be focusing upon in the next year, around innovation. What has influenced me in 2018 and what I feel is shaping ...

Paul Hobcraft
02 Jan

Is diversification the future of the utilities industry?

Perhaps it’s to do with the time of year but my thoughts have recently turned to change. To better habits and losing weight, to being more patient and disciplined. Yes, I think it’s to do with the time ...

Ben Lind
17 Dec

The problem of scaling can confuse those innovating

The problem of scaling can confuse those innovating and can this be changed? I have been often returning to scaling, struggling with finding the best answers. Many organizations struggle with scaling. This can be scaling their organization, their capabilities or ...

Paul Hobcraft
10 Dec

Are you data rich but insight poor?

Data rich but insight poor. Data is everywhere. This is a cliché because it’s true. Humans have never been more connected, both to each other and to our environments. Most things we do these days, will leave a digital ...

Ben Lind
03 Dec

Adopting a Rapid Digital Innovation Process

As we start to think about the next year, (is it here already?) it is a time of reflection and some forward thinking. We do need to make some real changes. From my standpoint, I am simply amazed at how ...

Paul Hobcraft
26 Nov

Do Ofgem help or hinder innovation?

Those of you who are regular readers of these articles will know that I am passionate about innovation. It’s a word that gets thrown around frequently yet I am still a firm believer that the utilities sector has a ...

Ben Lind
19 Nov

Why Are We Making Innovation So Complex?

It always amazes me how we limit growth by not investing fully in innovation. While most large companies want to become more agile and innovative, many of them fail to turn this wish into a reality. There is this consistent ...

Paul Hobcraft
12 Nov

Betting on Batteries: Why Home Energy Storage is set to change the game

Top 3 innovations Recently I’ve been very lucky to spend some time travelling across the UK speaking to different energy suppliers as part of my Talking Utilities podcast. Part of these conversations always focus on which innovation is set to ...

Ben Lind
05 Nov

How would nationalisation affect innovation within the water sector?

As Monday morning rolls around again and I sit here sipping my second coffee of the day. I am reminded of the conversation I had with my father-in-law over yesterday’s lazy Sunday breakfast. The conversation had changed from the ...

Ben Lind
29 Oct

How would nationalisation affect innovation within the water sector?

As Monday morning rolls around again and I sit here sipping my second coffee of the day. I am reminded of the conversation I had with my father-in-law over yesterday’s lazy Sunday breakfast. The conversation had changed from the ...

Ben Lind
29 Oct
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