Book launch: Innovation and disruption at the grid’s edge

June 12th, 2017, Published in Articles: EE Publishers, Articles: Energize


Dr. Fereidoon Sioshansi’s new book, “Innovation and disruption at the grid’s edge” examines the implications of distributed energy resources and the rise of prosumers on the incumbents’ business models, as well as the challenges regulators will have to face as they manage a level playing field for newcomers and existing players, in the light of new innovations.

The book describes the electric power sector as undergoing a fundamental transformation at an unprecedented pace, driven by technological innovation and disruptions taking place primarily at the intersection of the distribution network and customers’ premises – at the grid’s edge.

The most important drivers of change appear to include the rapid uptake of distributed energy resources, notably rooftop PV, and energy efficiency. Advances in energy storage and management enable consumers to participate more actively in how, how much and when energy is generated, consumed, stored or possibly even traded or shared. Potential developments in open platforms are expected to allow variable generation and loads to be aggregated, while allowing peer-to-peer trading among participants.

This 460-page book contains essays by 23 energy experts from a number of countries including Australia, Austria, Germany, the Netherlands, Spain, and the US.

The book may be ordered online using a special discount code.

Contact Fereidoon Sioshansi, Menlo Energy Economics,

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