C3 Energy CEO Thomas M. Siebel answered questions surrounding the future of the grid during an on-stage interview with Wall Street Journal Contributing Editor Jeff Ball yesterday during ECO:nomics 2015.
“Utilities should be encouraged to lead the way to a more modernized electric system. Progress has been dramatic in the current decade, but current state regulations have not kept pace”
As an invited industry expert, Siebel spoke on how next-generation technology is driving innovation across the grid. Siebel and Ball discussed the technologies that are necessary to modernize energy systems worldwide, including cloud computing, machine learning, and big data analytics. Siebel also addressed challenges to the future of the smart grid, including regulations that impede technology advancement for utilities.