題目："Cloud - enabled energy efficiency - an opportunity or a threat?"
発表者：アラン・マイヤー(Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory)
モデレーター：杉山 大志 （キヤノングローバル戦略研究所 上席研究員）
New methods to deliver energy services through the Internet are rapidly appearing. These services include managing thermal comfort, peak electricity demand, energy storage, renewable energy, and transportation. These services are made possible by cheap computation available in the "cloud".
New businesses insert themselves between customers and traditional suppliers. Their strategy for success involves collecting much more data about customers and then offering new services based on that data. Some firms, such as Uber and Nest, have expanded so rapidly that they are already mature services, many others are still fine-tuning their business models, and others have already failed.
Electricity supply companies have exploited big data from smart meters to offer more personalized energy efficiency and other marketing programs.
The outcomes, however, are mixed. While energy use in buildings has declined, transportation energy and congestion has continued to increase.
Alan Meier is an Energy/Environmental Policy Senior Scientist/Engineer, in the Building Technology and Urban Systems Division, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, USA.
He received Energy & Resources Ph.D. Univ. of California, Berkeley 1982; B.A. Chemistry & Economics, UC Berkeley, 1974.
Internationally, Alan Meier worked four years as a Senior Energy Analyst at the International Energy Agency in Paris. He has been a consultant for the World Bank, Federal Trade Commission, IEA, McKinsey, and others.
He studies how people and equipment use energy and opportunities to reduce energy consumption. He has been successful in leading many energy efficiency campaigns. Above all, he was the key researcher in the global campaign to save standby power less than 1W for all electric appliances.