Consumers, Prosumers, Prosumagers: How Service Innovations will Disrupt the Utility Business Model examines customer stratification in the electric power sector, arguing that it is poised to become one of the fundamental drivers of the 21st century power network as distributed energy generation, storage, sharing and trading options become available at scale. The book addresses the interface and the relationship between key players and their impacts on incumbent and disruptive service providers. Topics covered include innovations that lead to consumer stratification, regulatory policy, the potential of service, the speed and spread of stratification, and a review of potential business models and strategies.
The work also covers the evolution and potential end-states of electricity service provision, from its basis in current pilot programs as distributed generation scales and its potential to supplant industry norms.
- Explores the impacts and trajectories of increasing distributed power generation and storage adoption
- Analyzes the growing number of electricity services and their impact on the existing power grid and service providers, including incumbent and disruptor utilities
- Discusses future market trends and trends in costs, pricing and business models
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Part 2 How regulatory policy will impact the evolution of services 8. Fair, equitable, and efficient tariffs in the presence of distributed energy resources S. Burger, I. Schneider, A. Botterud and I. Pérez-Arriaga, MIT 9. New distribution network charges for new integrated network services I. Abdelmotteleb, T. Gomez and J. Pablo Chaves Avila, Comillas Pontifical Univ. Madrid, Spain 10. Community energy storage: Governance and business models B. Koirala, Univ. of Twente, R. Hakvoort, TU Delft, E. van Oost, Univ. of Twente & H. van der Windt, Univ. of Groningen, The Netherlands 11. Challenges to the promotion of distributed energy resources in Latin America: A Brazilian case study L. Noura Guimarães, Madrona Law firm, São Paulo, Brazil
Part 3 Impact of new business models on distribution companies 12. The future of electricity distribution: A California case study F. Sioshansi, Menlo Energy Economics 13. Using flexibility resources to optimize distribution grids? A French case study P. Germain and E. Jan, E-CUBE Strategy Consultants, Paris, France 14. Off-grid Prosumers: Electrifying the next billion with PAYGO solar T. Couture, E3 Analytics, S. Pelz, C. Cader and P. Blechinger, RLI, Berlin 15. Customer stratification and different concepts of decentralization D. Bauknecht, J. Bracker, F. Flachsbarth, C. Heinemann, D. Seebach and M. Vogel, Oeko Institute, Germany 16. Designing markets for innovative electricity services in the EU: The roles of policy, technology, and utility capabilities G. Ivan Pereira, Univ. of Coimbra, MIT, P. Pereira da Silva, Univ. of Coimbra & D. Soule, MIT 17. How incumbents are adjusting to the changing business environment: A German case study F. Weiss, R. GroB, S. Linowski, C. von Hirschhausen, B. Wealer and T. Zimmermann, TU Berlin 18. Who will fuel your electric vehicle of the future? You or your utility? J. Webb, QUT, J. Whitehead, Univ. QLD and C. Wilson, QUT 19. Distributed energy resources in the US wholesale markets: Recent trends, new models and forecasts U. Helman, Helman Analytics
Dr. Fereidoon Sioshansi is President of Menlo Energy Economics, a consulting firm based in San Francisco with over 35 years of experience in the electric power sectore working in analysis of energy markets, specializing in the policy, regulatory, technical and environmental aspects of the electric power sector in the US and internationally. His research and professional interests are concentrated in demand and price forecasting, electricity market design, competitive pricing & bidding, integrated resource planning, energy conservation and energy efficiency, economics of global climate change, sustainability, energy security, renewable energy technologies, and comparative performance of competitive electricity markets. Dr. Sioshansi advises major utility clients and government policy makers domestically and internationally on electricity market reform, restructuring and privatization of the electric power sector. He has published numerous reports, books, book chapters and papers in peer-reviewed journals on a wide range of subjects. His professional background includes working at Southern California Edison Co. (SCE), Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI), NERA, and Global Energy Decisions. He is the editor and publisher of EEnergy Informer, a monthly newsletter with international circulation. He is on the Editorial Advisory Board of The Electricity Journal where he is regularly featured in the "Electricity Currents section. Dr. Sioshansi also serves on the editorial board of Utilities Policy and is a frequent contributor to Energy Policy. Since 2006, He has edited nine books on related topics with Elsevier.