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Since the appearance of the special focus of “IT in the Utilities Industry” (WI 49) in the journal WIRTSCHAFTSINFORMATIK in autumn 2007, a dynamic development has taken place in the field.

The ongoing effects of liberalization and the accelerated development of renewable energies have driven sustainable market changes leading to a transformation of the in- dustry.

In parallel, the research program E-Energy of the Federal German Government started in 2008. Within this framework, projects in six model regions applied novel concepts and conducted systematic empirical research with extensive field trials. The federal research program in the field of infrastructure and processes for electric mobil- ity also played an important role in the research landscape of the recent years.