News Digest Item
22 Jan 2019

“Municipal utilities face upheaval”

Mitteldeutsche Zeitung

The rapid and ubiquitous advance of digitalisation threatens municipal utilities’ traditional business models purely based on power, gas and water supply, writes Frank-Thomas Wenzel in a feature article in Mitteldeutsche Zeitung. “Amazon, but also Google, Microsoft, and Apple want to push with all their might into the business of so-called smart home applications,” writes Wenzel. “This makes them direct rivals of municipal utilities.”

Read the article in German here.

Find background in the CLEW factsheet Small, but powerful – Germany’s municipal utilities.

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