COMPLETING THE VISION PART OF YOUR CANVAS
TEMPLATE V.1 VISION DEVELOPMENT
House hold valuesWhat are the kind of things we can do together (a vision that realizes all values)Market (what will the new system provide for stakeholders)Challenges (what is outside your control)What are the success measures that we want to achieveSystems involved (Partnership)Key requirementsTo introduce a technology that will lead to the management of electricity on the demand side.Electricity is crucial to the urban communities targeted by this project. The community has continued to use the more electricity, characterised by increased capita consumption which further drives the power lines on the supply side to meet the high demand.The installation of the smart meters is a technological solution that leads to the efficient consumption of electricity leading to reduce cost due to frequent installation of the plants to meet increased demand(Anderson and White 403)..The introduction of the smart meters will serve all the stakeholders by provision of better information on the householders about the amount of energy used. The retailers of the generators could omit the functionalities that are to deliver benefits to the environment and the consumer householder. It is important that the technology achieve 100% success in meeting all the objectives of all the stakeholders.
This will be measured by home are network that has ability to deliver sustained reduction in the demand for electricity that is measured by the appropriate tariffs and shedding of loads (Darby, 300).
For effectiveness, the system has to comprise the house community members in the urban centres who are the most affected; the retailers of the gadgets should be given financial motivation to sell the right technology, the local government and the power supply companies.All the ministries concerned like the one in charge of infrastructure, ministry of energy and the local government should ensure that the smart meters that are installed meet the requirements for home are network by developing the relevant guidelines (Boice, 133) To increase the conservation of the environment by reduction of the carbon dioxide and also reduce the need to construct new power plants to meet the increased demand.
Increased real time interaction between the retailers and the house hold community that consume the electricityIt reduces consumption and competitive demands leading to poor services by the company. The householders will be able to control their habits in the use of the electricity and energy since it has financial incentivesThe efficient use provision of the electricity provides little financial benefits to the retailers. The smart meters for the house holder’s community have to be fitted with real time home displays in places where they are easily visible. This will enable the consumers to daily regulate the energy consumptions in the homes.
All the protocols that are used in the smart meters and related appliances should be made open to access to enable the consumers to easily switch between the retailers. It has positive impact on the environment since it leads to reduction of the carbon dioxide and other negative impacts on the environmentIt reduce the cost of the city council and the power companies in reducing the cost of energy productionThere are risks of stalling the deployment of the smart maters to the householdersMany household in the communities already have the smart meters that do not have the home area network, for enjoyment of the consumer and environmental benefits, public awareness campaign should be done to inform the householders about the smart meters that are needed. The community and the government will benefit by reducing negative impact on the environment. The process require huge financial cost on the part of the government and the local councilExperts have indicated that there are also risks of installation of the wrong technology that will disrupt normal power supply for sometimes.
TEMPLATE V.2 MISSION DEVELOPMENT
Proposed missionsKey Requirements addressed by the missionHow the key activities address the key requirementMarket needs addressed by the missionSystems and PartnersWays mission addresses challengesSuccess parameters for the missionTo ensure there is consumer and environmental benefits of the smart metering in among householders and the country at large.Making the consumers aware of the smart meter needed (Boice, 54)Improve the consumers understanding of the smart meter technology. There is need among the consumers to reduce the amount of money that is spending on electricity.The smart metering project work with many partners like energy suppliers, consumer groups in the community and government regulators and ministries.The use of the smart meters enables the household in the project to not only control the amount of energy but also bring about efficient control of the budgets (Anderson and White 609). Success of the project will be measured by:
Flexibility on the part of the householders in the use of electricity
Provision of the in home displays features in the smart meters to provide real time information about electricity consumption The smart meter will be made to work in the pre paid mode thus the house hold consumers are to set control the use of the power and top up whenever they require at night and day time.It reduces consumption and demands of electricity at peak hours.This mission ensures that the house holders using the smart meters have display of the use of the energy within their reach
Reduction of spending in electricity due to energy saving solutions in the smart metersMore than 800,000 smart meters have been installed in homes without the home area network capability. Our project will be standardised to ensure HAN is installed in all the smart meters in the households.The overall effect is the reduction of emission of carbon dioxide leading to reduced environment pollution and climate charge (Darby, 120). The missions empowers consumers with flexibility to reduce consumption at peak hours
Reduction in the emission of the green house gases which cause pollution in the environment and climate change.
TEMPLATE V.3 MISSION EVALUATIONS
Empowerment of the consumers to control energy use
The lack of the home display for provision of information deny the customers the intended services There is potential in the market for supply tested and regulated smart meters that provide needed information about energy use The retailers supplying the smart meters without the functionality that is delivering benefits to the consumers and the environment are cheaper but could make the householders delusion
Reduce the emission of carbon dioxide and climate change
This require huge financial cost since it need to be rolled out in large communities for effect to be felt in the environment
The use of the cost effective tariffs is vital in trading the emission of the carbon dioxide and strengthen the price signal.
More research needs to be done on the load shifting of the carbon dioxide.
Template V. 4 SELECTED MISSION DESCRIPTIONS
Broad Mission Description:
To ensure there is consumer and environmental benefits of the smart metering
Key Requirements addressed by this mission:
Making the consumers aware of the smart meter needed
Key Activities to be developed in this mission to meet the key requirements:
Improve the consumers understanding of the smart meter technology
Ensuring that the installation is done in phases to avoid disruption
What services are suggested
The installers will be expected to provide electricity efficiency advice to the householders
The privacy of the householders will be protected and given full control over the smart meter
Resource Requirements (estimated)
The entire project will cost 6.7 billion us Dollars
Success measures relevant to this mission
The provision of quality meters to the householders
More householders saving money on the use of energy
Systems or partners involved:
Energy suppliers, consumer groups in the community and government regulators and ministries.
Challenges addressed by the mission:
Provision of the smart meters to the household in urban areas
Reduction of the energy that is used in the household and the cost of electricity to the consumers.
Reduction of the emission of carbon dioxide and pollution
Anderson, W. and White, V. Exploring the Functionality of Real-time Home Energy Displays, Report to the Energy Saving Trust, Centre for Sustainable Energy, Bristol, 2009.
Boice, C. Home Energy Display Market Test. Demand Side Plan Technical Appendix, Demand Side Plan, Book 4 of 9, testimony presented to the Public Utilities Commission of Nevada by the Nevada Power Company, February 2009.
Darby, S.,Social learning and public policy: lessons from an energy-conscious village. Energy Policy, 34, 29292940.2007.