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Dutch Utility Bets Its Future on an Unusual Strategy: Selling Less Power – When Eneco tested a promising energy monitor in several dozen homes – when Eneco sent workers to recover the monitors — a tenth of customers refused to open their doors. “They wanted to keep it,” said Tako in ’t Veld, a former Eneco executive who now leads the “smart energy” unit at Quby, the company that makes the energy meter. “They were so happy with the energy insight.” An electric utility that is now focusing on offering services beyond simply selling kilowatts – this is where other groups need start moving. The reality of electricity is that its a commodity that is no longer monopoly produced – just like Kodak can no longer make money off of selling film, its times to move on.
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