Is it enough to just evaluate data center power protection costs as a trade-off between power efficiency and system reliability? What are the new total cost of ownerships (TCO) models ÂÂÂÂ beyond discounting CapEx against ongoing OpEx power efficiencies ÂÂÂÂ that give data center managers more control ÂÂÂÂ and options ÂÂÂÂ in designing power systems.
Japan's regulated energy sector is poised to undergo major reforms that could yield significant opportunities for a variety of stakeholders. The current energy sector, dominated by ten vertically integrated utilities that supply more than 90% of the country's electricity, is vulnerable to system inefficiencies. The proposed reforms will deregulate the electricity market establishing a national electricity grid, expanding the wholesale electricity trading market and introducing real-time pricing. The three phases of the reforms are expected to be completed by 2020. The expert panel will discuss: market opportunities for independent power providers, distributed energy resource providers, and software providers in the evolving energy landscape; the evolution of the utility business model in a deregulated market; and what could be learned from the electricity deregulation precedent in the United States.