“Von Intelligenten Stromnetzen Profitieren (Benefit from Power Networks) ”
In the December 16, 2009 issue of Handelsblatt, Booz & Company Partner Walter Wintersteller (Europe) called the modernization of the electricity grids both a mega-market of the 21st Century—and a critical method for countries to establish better energy policies. These so-called intelligent networks “represent a key lever for achieving energy policy objectives such as reducing CO2 emissions or increasing the share of renewable energy,” said Wintersteller. Experts say that creating these power networks require many countries to devote considerable resources to modernize their sometimes decades-old power infrastructure. To do so, European counties will require an investment of €390 billion, according to research compiled by the Institute of Trend Research.