Behind and Beyond the Meter

Fereidoon P. Sioshansi (ed.), Academic Press 2020, ISBN 978-0-12-819951-0, 512 pages, $125.

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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.

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Reviews

The book examines the latest advances in digitalisation of behind-the-meter (BtM) assets. It describes how smart aggregators with intelligent software are creating value by optimising how energy may be generated, consumed or stored. It also explores new business models that are likely to disrupt the traditional interface between the producers and their customers. — Energy: Net Zero magazine

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The book puts the power industry changes in context, starting with historical energy use and generation being produced by large central power plants and delivered to customers through a one-way transmission and distribution system. It shows how this system is being made increasingly redundant by consumers generating, storing and using much of their energy locally.

But greater expansion of this consumer-driven paradigm depends on the ability to share or trade flows of energy with others via the distribution network, the book argues. — Elizabeth McCarthy at CA Current

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Behind and Beyond the Meter is required reading for anyone in the energy world who wants to truly grasp what is going on at the new frontier of electricity generation. — Jason Deign on Amazon.co.uk

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