Innovation And Disruption At The Grid's Edge: How Distributed Energy Resources Are Disrupting The…

Paperback | May 23, 2017

byFereidoon P. Sioshansi

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Innovation and Disruption at the Grid's Edgeexamines 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.



  • Examines the new players that will disrupt the energy grid markets
  • Offers unique coverage of an emerging and unpublished topic
  • Helps the reader understand up-to-date energy regulations and pricing innovations

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Innovation and Disruption at the Grid's Edgeexamines 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 s...

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 internation...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:460 pages, 8.75 × 6.35 × 0.68 inPublished:May 23, 2017Publisher:Academic PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0128117583

ISBN - 13:9780128117583

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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

Epilogue