Innovation and Disruption at the Grid's Edge

Innovation and Disruption at the Grid's Edge : How distributed energy resources are disrupting the utility business model

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Innovation and Disruption at the Grid's Edge examines the viable developments in peer-to-peer transactions enabled by open platforms on the grid's edge. With consumers and prosumers using more electronic platforms to trade surplus electricity from rooftop solar panels, share a storage battery, or use smart gadgets that manage load and self-generation, the grid's edge is becoming crowded.

The book examines the growing number of consumers engaging in self-generation and storage, and analyzes the underlying causes and drivers of change, as well as the implications of how the utility sector-particularly the distribution network-should/could be regulated. The book also explores how tariffs are set and revenues are collected to cover both fixed and variable costs in a sustainable way. This reference is useful for anyone interested in the areas of energy generation and regulation, especially stakeholders engaged in the generation, transmission, and distribution of power.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 460 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 27.94mm | 740g
  • Academic Press Inc
  • San Diego, United States
  • English
  • 0128117583
  • 9780128117583
  • 1,179,112

Table of contents

Foreword Preface Introduction

Part I: Envisioning alternative futures Why and how the industry is changing; the implications of change on incumbent stakeholders and new players

Part II. Enabling future innovations Policy, regulations, pricing, innovation; regulation cannot mandate innovation, but neither should it stifle it.

Part III. Alternative business models Prosumage & Digitized E-lectricity Trading on the Grid's Edge

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"Sioshansi's introduction explains the new focus on distributed energy resources (DERs), and the book is split between three sections: the economics of DERs versus traditional bundled service at regulated tariffs; bifurcation of customers between those who can access their own energy and those who cannot; and the rise of aggregators, integrators and intermediaries. Not a review so much as a description of the book as an advertisement for an event based on the topic of the book - the review is positive, but there is no clear opinion or judgement." --Energy Spectrum

"There are books that try everything possible to challenge their readers' brains processing capabilities; if there is someone competent enough to make these types of exploration books timely and relevant. There comes Fereidoon, a born `Christopher Columbus', exploring the frontiers of knowledge and practice in the utility industry; and this 4th book edited since 2013." --Economics of Energy and Environmental Policy (EEEP)

"There are books that try everything possible to challenge their readers' brains processing capabilities. There comes Fereidoon, a born `Christopher Columbus', exploring the frontiers of knowledge and practice in the utility industry. It focuses entirely on the "grid's edge", the unique and unprecedented transformations occurring in the Western world, behind the devices connecting the consumers to the grid. Incredibly rich." Jean-Michel Glachant, Economics of Energy & Environmental Policy Vol. 7: 1, 2018, IAEE
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About Fereidoon P. Sioshansi

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.
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