Article on The Paris Accord in Energy Spectrum

Dr. Sioshansi has an article on the Paris Accord in the latest issue of Energy Spectrum magazine. It is titled, “Trump: From Paris to Pittsburg”. To read it, click here (PDF).

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New Book: Innovation and Disruption at the Grid’s Edge



Dr. Sioshansi’s latest book, Innovation and Disruption at the Grid’s Edge, has just been published. You can read an interview with Dr. Sioshansi about the book on the Elsevier website. For more information about the book, click here.

To buy click here. Use the code ENER317 at checkout for a 30% discount.

The Table of Contents is as follows:

  • Foreword: Paula Conboy, Chair, Australian Energy Regulator, Melbourne, Australia
  • Preface: Michael Picker, President, California Public Utilities Commission
  • Introduction: Audrey Zibelman, CEO of AEMO and former Chair, New York Public Service Commission
  • Part I: Envisioning alternative futures
    1. Innovation & disruption at the “grid’s edge”: Fereidoon Sioshansi, Menlo Energy Economics
    2. Innovation, disruption and the survival of the fittest: Stephen Woodhouse and Simon Bradbury, Pöyry
    3. The great rebalancing act: Rattling the electricity value chain from behind the meter: Robert Smith, East Economics and Iain MacGill, UNSW
    4. Beyond community solar: Aggregating local distributed resources for resilience and sustainability: Kevin Jones, Erin Bennet, Flora Wenhui Ji and Borna Kazerooni, Vermont Law School
    5. Grid vs. distributed solar: What does Australia’s experience say about the competitiveness of distributed energy?: Bruce Mountain, CME Australia and Russell Harris, Wollemi Consulting
    6. Powering the driverless electric car of the future: Jeremy Webb and Clevo Wilson, QUT, Brisbane, Australia
    7. Regulations, barriers and opportunities to the growth of DERs in the Spanish power sector: Eloy Alvarez Pelegry, Orkestra-Deusto University
    8. Quintessential innovation for transformation of the power sector: John Cooper, Prsenl
  • Part II. Enabling future innovations
    1. Bringing DERs into the mainstream: Regulations, innovation and disruption at the grid’s edge: Jim Baak, Vote Solar
    2. Public policy issues associated with feed-in-tariffs and net metering: An Australian perspective : Darryl Biggar, Australian Competition & Consumer Commission (ACCC) and Joe Dimasi, Independent Competition & Regulatory Commission (ICRC) and Monash Business School
    3. We don’t need a new business model: “It ain’t broke and it don’t need fixin”: Clark Gellings
    4. Towards dynamic network tariffs: A proposal for Spain: Sergio Haro, Vanessa Aragonés, Manuel Martínez, Eduardo Moreda, Andrés Morata, Estefanía Arbós, and Julián Barquín, Endesa
    5. Internet of Things and the economics of microgrids: Günter Knieps, Univ. of Freiburg
  • Part III. Alternative business models
    1. Access rights and consumer protection in a distributed energy system: Fiona Orton, Tim Nelson, Tony Chappel and Michael Pierce, AGL, Australia
    2. The transformation of the German electricity sector and the emergence of new business models in distributed energy systems: Sabine Löbbe and André Hackbarth, Reutlingen University
    3. Peer-to-peer energy matching: Transparency, choice and locational grid pricing: James Johnston, Open Utility
    4. Virtual power plants: Bringing the flexibility of decentralized loads and generation to power markets
      Helen Steiniger, Next Kraftwerke
    5. Integrated community-based energy systems: Aligning technology, incentives and regulations: Binod Koirala and Rudi Hakvoort, TU Delft, the Netherlands
    6. Solar grid parity and its impact on the grid: Jeremy Webb, Clevo Wilson and Theodore Steinberg, QUT, Brisbane, Australia and Wes Stein, CSIRO
  • Epilogue: Johannes Mayer, e-Control, Austria
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June 2017 EEnergy Informer

The June 2017 issue of EEnergy Informer is now available. Here is the contents list:

  • Trump: From Paris to Pittsburg
  • Tesla – The Most Valuable US Car Company
  • Will Electric Transportation Save Utilities From Death Spiral?
  • Grid Modernization A Euphemism For Network Gold Plating?
  • California CCAs Taking Customers Away From Incumbents
  • How Can We Tell That Coal Has Problems?
  • Electric Sector Transformation: Is the Grid Where It Is?
  • Exciting Developments At The Grid’s Edge
  • Renewables: Doing More With Less
  • Wind Projected To reach 800 GW In 5 years
  • Wind Soon To Exceed Coal In Texas
  • Sun Beats Coal In Queensland, Sort Of
  • Power Of Aggregation
  • Subscribers write

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Dr. Sioshansi in Berlin

Dr. Sioshansi will be giving a lecture in Berlin on May 15th. It is titled, “Silicon Valley Hyperbole or Reality? How innovation & disruption are Reshaping the power sector”. For further information, click here.

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Article on Market Design on Energy Post

Dr Sioshansi has a new article about Market Design on the Energy Post website. It is titled, “Total makeover: wholesale markets need new thinking”. You can read it here.

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May 2017 EEnergy Informer

The May 2017 issue of EEnergy Informer is now available. Here is the contents list:

  • Moving Backward
  • Trump Ends Obama’s War On Coal, Wages War On Clean Energy
  • Energy Transformation Unaffected By White House Tweets
  • Westinghouse Bankruptcy Nail In The Coffin Of US Nuclear Renaissance
  • US Installed Wind Exceeds Hydro
  • California: On A Different Continent If Not Planet
  • Trump Obliterating Obama’s Environmental Legacy
  • Total Makeover: Wholesale Markets Need New Thinking
  • Global Solar Reaches 100 GW Milestone
  • Zero Net Energy Ordinance Coming To A City Near You
  • Coal’s Global Collapse Not A Minute Too Early For Climate

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Article on Zero Net Energy Laws on On Step Off the Grid

Dr Sioshansi has a new article about Zero Net Energy laws in California on the One Step Off the Grid website. It is titled, “Zero net energy ordinance coming to a city near you”. You can read it here.

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Article on Market Design on Energy Post

Dr Sioshansi has a new article about Market Design on the Energy Post website. It is titled, “Market design of 1980s not fit for today’s markets”. You can read it here.

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Article About Blockchain Technology in Energy Spectrum

Dr. Sioshansi has an article on fossil fuel divestment in the latest issue of Energy Spectrum magazine. It is titled, “Blockchain Technology: Will it Make A Difference?”. To read it, click here (PDF).

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April 2017 EEnergy Informer

The April 2017 issue of EEnergy Informer is now available. Here is the contents list:

  • California Aims At 100% Renewable
  • Apple’s New Headquarters Is More Than A Building
  • Peak Oil? Sooner Than You Think
  • US Net Energy Exporter In 2020s
  • Market Design Of 1980s Not Fit For Today’s Markets
  • Global Installed Wind Hits 486 GW
  • EPA: New Head, New Mission
  • Clean Coal: Expensive Even When It Works
  • Nuclear: Then There Were 3
  • Guess What: Juice Is Expensive In Golden State
  • Blockchain Technology: Will It Make A Difference?
  • Demand Peaks, Prices Spike In Australia, Again
  • EEnergy Informer: Renewable Biased In Content And Outlook?

You can request a sample issue of EEnergy Informer here.

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