Title: Prosumer communities as strategic allies for electric utilities : exploring future decentralization trends in Switzerland
Authors : Zapata Riveros, Juliana Victoria
Kubli, Merla
Ulli-Beer, Silvia
et. al : No
Published in : Energy Research & Social Science
Volume(Issue) : 57
Publisher / Ed. Institution : Elsevier
Issue Date: 2019
License (according to publishing contract) : Licence according to publishing contract
Type of review: Peer review (publication)
Language : English
Subject (DDC) : 333.7: Land, recreational areas and energy
Abstract: A prosumer community is a group of households that are organized together to consume energy from a common decentralized generation system such as solar photovoltaic (PV). The development of prosumer communities poses a threat to electric utilities, which currently apply a business model for centralized generation, sales and distribution of electricity. This study uses a System Dynamics simulation approach to analyze the various factors influencing the diffusion of “prosumer communities”, based on a case study in Switzerland, and provides insights into potential business opportunities for electric utilities in managing this transition challenge.
Departement: School of Engineering
Organisational Unit: Institute of Sustainable Development (INE)
Publication type: Article in scientific journal
DOI : 10.1016/j.erss.2019.101219
ISSN: 2214-6296
URI: https://digitalcollection.zhaw.ch/handle/11475/18410
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