Innovation and Disruption at the Grid   s Edge Book

Innovation and Disruption at the Grid s Edge


  • Author : Fereidoon P. Sioshansi
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Release Date : 2017-05-10
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 460
  • ISBN 10 : 9780128117637

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Innovation and Disruption at the Grid s Edge Excerpt :

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 Examines the new players that will disrupt the energy grid markets Offers unique coverage of an emerging and unpublished topic Helps the reader understand up-to-date energy regulations and pricing innovations

Consumer  Prosumer  Prosumager Book

Consumer Prosumer Prosumager


  • Author : Fereidoon P. Sioshansi
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Release Date : 2019-02-19
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 550
  • ISBN 10 : 9780128168363

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Consumer Prosumer Prosumager Excerpt :

Consumers, Prosumers, Prosumagers: How Customer Stratification 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

Behind and Beyond the Meter Book

Behind and Beyond the Meter


  • Author : Fereidoon Sioshansi
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Release Date : 2020-02-01
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 460
  • ISBN 10 : 9780128204146

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Behind and Beyond the Meter Excerpt :

The historical ways in which electricity was generated in large central power plants and delivered to passive customers through a one-way transmission and distribution network – as everyone knows – is radically changing to one where consumers can generate, store and consume a significant portion of their energy needs energy locally. This, however, is only the first step, soon to be followed by the ability to share or trade with others using the distribution network. More exciting opportunities are possible with the increased digitalization of BTM assets, which in turn can be aggregated into large portfolios of flexible load and generation and optimized using artificial intelligence and machine learning. Examines the latest advances in digitalization of behind-the-meter assets including distributed generation, distributes storage and electric vehicles and – more important – how these assets can be aggregated and remotely monitored unleashing tremendous value and a myriad of innovative services and business models Examines what lies behind-the-meter (BTM) of typical customers and why managing these assets increasingly matter Describes how smart aggregators with intelligent software are creating value by optimizing how energy may be generated, consumed, stored o potentially shared o traded and between consumers; prosumers and prosumagers (that is, prosumers with storage) Explores new business models that are likely to disrupt the traditional interface between the incumbents and their customers

Routledge Handbook of Energy Democracy Book

Routledge Handbook of Energy Democracy


  • Author : Andrea M. Feldpausch-Parker
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2021-11-18
  • Genre: Nature
  • Pages : 480
  • ISBN 10 : 9780429688560

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Routledge Handbook of Energy Democracy Excerpt :

This handbook offers a comprehensive transdisciplinary examination of the research and practices that constitute the emerging research agenda in energy democracy. With protests over fossil fuels and controversies over nuclear and renewable energy technologies, democratic ideals have contributed to an emerging social movement. Energy democracy captures this movement and addresses the issues of energy access, ownership, and participation at a time when there are expanding social, political, environmental, and economic demands on energy systems. This volume defines energy democracy as both a social movement and an academic area of study and examines it through a social science and humanities lens, explaining key concepts and reflecting state-of-the-art research. The collection is comprised of six parts: 1 Scalar Dimensions of Power and Governance in Energy Democracy 2 Discourses of Energy Democracy 3 Grassroots and Critical Modes of Action 4 Democratic and Participatory Principles 5 Energy Resource Tensions 6 Energy Democracies in Practice The vision of this handbook is explicitly transdisciplinary and global, including contributions from interdisciplinary international scholars and practitioners. The Routledge Handbook of Energy Democracy will be the premier source for all students and researchers interested in the field of energy, including policy, politics, transitions, access, justice, and public participation.

A Modern Guide to the Digitalization of Infrastructure Book

A Modern Guide to the Digitalization of Infrastructure


  • Author : Montero, Juan
  • Publisher : Edward Elgar Publishing
  • Release Date : 2021-09-23
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN 10 : 9781839106057

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A Modern Guide to the Digitalization of Infrastructure Excerpt :

Providing a coherent and multidisciplinary approach to digitalization, this Modern Guide aims to systematize how the digitalization process affects infrastructure-based industries, including telecommunications, transport, energy, water and postal services.

Variable Generation  Flexible Demand Book

Variable Generation Flexible Demand


  • Author : Fereidoon Sioshansi
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Release Date : 2020-11-15
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 594
  • ISBN 10 : 9780128241912

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Variable Generation Flexible Demand Excerpt :

Variable Generation, Flexible Demand looks at a future in which power system researchers, operators and analysts need to predict variable renewable generation and schedule demand to match it. Contributors survey the significant expansion in the role of flexible demand in balancing supply and demand in conjunction with flexible generation in ‘peaking plants’ and energy storage as the proportion of variable renewable generation rises in many systems across the world. Supported with case studies, the book examines practical ways that demand flexibility can play a constructive role as more systems move towards higher levels of renewable generation in their electricity mix. Examines practical ways that demand flexibility can play a constructive role in future energy systems Reviews the vital role of market design, business models, enabling technologies, policies and regulation in implementation of flexible demand Includes detailed case studies that address the role of flexible demand across transitioning power markets

A Research Agenda for Environmental Economics Book

A Research Agenda for Environmental Economics


  • Author : Matthias Ruth
  • Publisher : Edward Elgar Publishing
  • Release Date : 2020-06-26
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN 10 : 9781789900057

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A Research Agenda for Environmental Economics Excerpt :

Presenting critical insights on how economic activity is constrained by the environment’s ability to provide material and energy resources, this timely Research Agenda explores how humanity shapes, and is shaped by, environmental change and sustainability challenges. Chapters highlight how, under these constraints, people may seek to improve their lives and standards of living without undermining the abilities of others to do so now or in the future.

Energy Communities Book

Energy Communities


  • Author : Sabine Lobbe
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Release Date : 2022-07-12
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 514
  • ISBN 10 : 9780323911399

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Energy Communities Excerpt :

Energy Communities explores core potential systemic benefits and costs in engaging consumers into communities, particularly relating to energy transition. The book evaluates the conditions under which energy communities might be regarded as customer-centered, market-driven and welfare-enhancing. The book also reviews the issue of prevalence and sustainability of energy communities and whether these features are likely to change as opportunities for distributed energy grow. Sections cover the identification of welfare considerations for citizens and for society on a local and national level, and from social, economic and ecological perspectives, while also considering different community designs and evolving business models. Defines and conceptualizes the energy community for the current generation of researchers and practitioners facing the energy transition Explores the main benefits and challenges in forming energy communities and to what extent they are welfare-enhancing Examines under what terms, conditions, regulations or policies energy communities can be beneficially and successfully organized and why Reviews the combination of business models and forms of organization which are conducive to economic feasibility and the commercial success of energy communities

Blockchain Technology Book

Blockchain Technology


  • Author : Sonali Vyas
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release Date : 2022-04-13
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 306
  • ISBN 10 : 9781000567199

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Blockchain Technology Excerpt :

This book is for anyone who wants to gain an understanding of Blockchain technology and its potential. The book is research-oriented and covers different verticals of Blockchain technology. It discusses the characteristics and features of Blockchain, includes techniques, challenges, and future trends, along with case studies for deeper understanding. Blockchain Technology: Exploring Opportunities, Challenges, and Applications covers the core concepts related to Blockchain technology starting from scratch. The algorithms, concepts, and application areas are discussed according to current market trends and industry needs. It presents different application areas of industry and academia and discusses the characteristics and features of this technology. It also explores the challenges and future trends and provides an understanding of new opportunities. This book is for anyone at the beginner to intermediate level that wants to learn about the core concepts related to Blockchain technology.

Microgrid Design and Operation  Toward Smart Energy in Cities Book

Microgrid Design and Operation Toward Smart Energy in Cities


  • Author : Federico Delfino
  • Publisher : Artech House
  • Release Date : 2018-08-31
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 306
  • ISBN 10 : 9781630811518

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Microgrid Design and Operation Toward Smart Energy in Cities Excerpt :

With the growth of renewable energy sources, microgrids have become a key component in the distribution of power to localized areas while connected to the traditional grid or operating in a disconnected island mode. Based on the extensive real-world experience of the authors, this cutting-edge resource provides a basis for the design, installation, and day-by-day management of microgrids. Professionals find coverage of the critical aspects they need to understand, from the initial planning and the selection of the most appropriate technologies and equipment, to optimal management and real-time control. Moreover, this forward-looking book places emphasis on new architectures of the energy systems of the future. Written in accessible language with practical examples, the book explains advanced topics such as optimization algorithms for energy management systems, control issues for both on-grid and island mode, and microgrid protection. Practitioners are also provided with a complete vision for the deployment of the microgrid in smart cities.

The Advanced Smart Grid  Edge Power Driving Sustainability  Second Edition Book

The Advanced Smart Grid Edge Power Driving Sustainability Second Edition


  • Author : Andres Carvallo
  • Publisher : Artech House
  • Release Date : 2015-03-01
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 296
  • ISBN 10 : 9781608079643

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The Advanced Smart Grid Edge Power Driving Sustainability Second Edition Excerpt :

Placing emphasis on practical “how-to” guidance, this cutting-edge resource provides a first-hand, insider’s perspective on the advent and evolution of smart grids in the 21st century. This book presents engineers, researchers, and students with the building blocks that comprise basic smart grids, including power plant, transmission substation, distribution, and meter automation. Moreover, this forward-looking volume explores the next step of this technology’s evolution. It provides a detailed explanation of how an advanced smart grid incorporates demand response with smart appliances and management mechanisms for distributed generation, energy storage, and electric vehicles. This updated second edition focuses on the disruptive impact of DER. This new edition also includes a glossary with well over 100 acronyms and terms, acknowledging the tremendous challenge for a student of smart energy and smart grid to grasp this complex industry.

What the Future Looks Like Book

What the Future Looks Like


  • Author : Jim Al-Khalili
  • Publisher : The Experiment
  • Release Date : 2018-04-17
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 242
  • ISBN 10 : 9781615194711

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What the Future Looks Like Excerpt :

Get the science facts, not science fiction, on the cutting-edge developments that are already changing the course of our future. Every day, scientists conduct pioneering experiments with the potential to transform how we live. Yet it isn’t every day you hear from the scientists themselves! Now, award–winning author Jim Al–Khalili and his team of top-notch experts explain how today’s earthshaking discoveries will shape our world tomorrow—and beyond. Pull back the curtain on: genomics robotics AI the “Internet of Things” synthetic biology transhumanism interstellar travel colonization of the solar system teleportation and much more And find insight into big–picture questions such as: Will we find a cure to all diseases? The answer to climate change? And will bionics one day turn us into superheroes? The scientists in these pages are interested only in the truth—reality-based and speculation-free. The future they conjure is by turns tantalizing and sobering: There’s plenty to look forward to, but also plenty to dread. And undoubtedly the best way to for us to face tomorrow’s greatest challenges is to learn what the future looks like—today. Praise for What the Future Looks Like “A collection of mind-boggling essays that are just the thing for firing up your brain cells.” —Saga Magazine “The predictions and impacts are global . . . [and] the book contains far more fascinating information than can be covered in this review.” —Choice “This book is filled with essays from experts offering their informed opinions on what the science and technology of today will look like in the future, from smart materials to artificial intelligence to genetic editing.” —Popular Science “Fun is an understatement. This is a great collection to get the summer book season started.” —Forbes.com “The focus on sincere, factual presentation of current and future possibilities by leading experts is particularly welcome in this era of fake news and an

Energy Transformation towards Sustainability Book

Energy Transformation towards Sustainability


  • Author : Tvaronaviciene Manuela
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release Date : 2019-10-21
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 348
  • ISBN 10 : 9780128176894

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Energy Transformation towards Sustainability Excerpt :

Energy Transformation towards Sustainability explores how researchers, businesses and policymakers can explore and usefully improve energy systems and energy consumption behavior, both to reflect the reality of climate change and related environmental degradation and to adapt to the expanding periphery of renewable energy technologies. It introduces the reader to a suite of potential policy pathways to the necessary transformation in societal energy consumption, usage and behavior. Solutions discussed include energy efficiency, energy security, the role of political leadership, green public policy, and the transition to renewable energy sources. International contributions address the range and depth of current research from a position of advocacy for ‘energy stewardship’ as the driver of this transformation. Case studies illustrate the range of various countries to diminish energy use. Finally, policy avenues are covered in depth. Reviews the interrelationship between economic growth, energy consumption and climate change Uses a wide variety of case studies to support practical implementation across national energy systems Highlights a wide spectrum of urgent issues, including threats related to energy use and secure and sustainable development Contains contributions that reflect a breadth and depth of scholarship from international backgrounds

The Future of the Internet Book

The Future of the Internet


  • Author : Günter Knieps
  • Publisher : Nomos Verlag
  • Release Date : 2019-11-13
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 245
  • ISBN 10 : 9783748902096

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The Future of the Internet Excerpt :

Das Internet zeichnet sich durch eine starke Dynamik und vielfältige Innovationen aus. Das Internet der Dinge verändert die traditionellen Netzsektoren sowie die ganze App-Ökonomie grundlegend. Disruptive Innovationen beschränken sich nicht mehr auf Kommunikationsanwendungen, sondern treiben den Übergang zu intelligenten (smarten) Netzindustrien voran. Kritische Anforderungen sind dabei QoS-differenzierte All-IP-Bandbreitenkapazitäten in Kombination mit Sensornetzen, Geopositioning-Diensten und Big Data. In diesem Band präsentieren führende internationale Experten ihre neuesten Ergebnisse zur Dynamik des zukünftigen Internets zu einer Vielzahl aktueller und hochrelevanter Themen rund um das Internet der Dinge, 5G, Zusammenschaltungsvereinbarungen, Innovationen im Internet-Ökosystem und Netzneutralität. Mit Beiträgen von Günter Knieps, Volker Stocker, Bert Sadowski, Onder Nomaler, Jason Whalley, Thomas Fetzer, Johannes M. Bauer, William Lehr, Iris Henseler-Unger, Falk von Bornstaedt, Marlies Van der Wee, Frederic Vannieuwenborg, Sofie Verbrugge, Christopher S. Yoo, Jesse Lambert

Handbook on Electricity Markets Book

Handbook on Electricity Markets


  • Author : Glachant, Jean-Michel
  • Publisher : Edward Elgar Publishing
  • Release Date : 2021-11-12
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 672
  • ISBN 10 : 9781788979955

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Handbook on Electricity Markets Excerpt :

With twenty-two chapters written by leading international experts, this volume represents the most detailed and comprehensive Handbook on electricity markets ever published.