NRG chief: IT to lead energy revolution In 'Age of Empowerment'


By Felicity Carus


IT is poised to revolutionize the energy industry by ceding control of consumption and generation to consumers and lead to an "age of empowerment," an influential figure in the wholesale power sector told the Cleantech Forum in San Francisco.

"We've come a long way from the days of the legendary Henry Ford and his comment that the American consumer can have any color of model T as long as it's black," said David Crane, the outspoken CEO of NRG Energy.