“Municipal utilities face upheaval”
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.