Book Series

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Transition and disruption of utility business and service models: Technology, economic and policy drivers in the electric power sector

This book series provides a platform for the dissemination of original cutting-edge research in the electric sector focusing on the main drivers of change. The series considers technological advancements and new business and service models that are emerging across the utility value chain from generation to the customers’ meters and beyond.

The series explore how the traditional functions provided by incumbents are being disrupted by new players and how policymakers and regulators can contribute to shaping the sector’s evolution, as renewable energy resources, new digital technologies and emerging business models transition the industry towards a decarbonized and more decentralized future.

The series covers the latest drivers of change, technological advancements and new business models including:

  • Distributed generation, storage, self-reliant systems, electrified transport, heating & cooling
    • Vehicle to grid & self-driving cars
    • Micro-grids & self-reliant energy communities
  • New digital technologies that monitor and control retail-size assets in front and behind the meter
    • Internet of Things & energy management systems
    • Big data & data analytics
    • Artificial intelligence & machine learning
    • Applications of distributed ledger technologies
  • Customer stratification enabled by digitalization & AI
    • Consumer behavior & response to innovative pricing
    • Divergence of preferences for customized energy services
    • Demand response (DR) & flexible demand
  • Innovative business models for a world of distributed zero marginal energy costs & customized services
    • Retailers & aggregators of distributed energy resources (DERs)
    • Markets for local flexibility & flexibility services
    • Peer-to-peer (P2P) trading, transactive energy & virtual power plants
  • Policy & regulation affecting consumers, prosumers & prosumagers
    • Alternative market designs with variable renewable generation & flexible demand including “two-sided” markets & markets for flexibility
    • Distribution regulation, grid modernization & “non-wire” solutions
    • Innovative network regulation to foster service innovation
    • New forms of customer protection in the age of differentiated customers, accelerated technological change & data surveillance

The international Editorial Advisory Board comprises:

  • Amela Ajanovic, Energy Economics Group, TU WIEN, Vienna, Austria
  • Hiroshi Asano, Associate VP, Central Research Institute of Electric Power Industry, Tokyo, Japan
  • Luiz Augusto Barroso, PSR Energy Consulting & Analytics, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • Julian Barquin, Regulatory Affairs, Endesa (Enel Group), Madrid, Spain
  • Dierk Bauknecht, Senior Researcher, Oeko-Institute, Freiburg, Germany
  • Darryl Biggar, Australian Competition & Consumer Commission (ACCC), Canberra, Australia
  • Isaac Dyner, Dean of Natural Sciences & Engineering, Universidad Jorge Tadeo Lozano, Bogotá, Colombia
  • Frank A. Felder, Director, Rutgers Energy Institute, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ, USA
  • Jean-Michel Glachant, Director, Florence School of Regulation, Florence, Italy
  • Richard Hochstetler, Head of Economic & Regulatory Studies, Instituto Acende Brasil
    São Paulo, Brazil
  • Kevin B. Jones, Director, Institute for Energy & the Environment, Vermont Law School, VT, USA
  • Sabine Löbbe, Reutlingen University, Reutlingen, Germany
  • Reinhard Madlener, Professor and Co-Director E.ON ERC, RWTH Aachen University, Aachen, Germany
  • Johannes Mayer, Director Competition & Regulation, E-Control, Vienna, Austria
  • Bruce Mountain, Director, Victoria Energy Policy Centre, Victoria University, Melbourne, Australia
  • Tim Nelson, EGM, Infigen & Associate Professor, Griffith University, Sydney, Australia
  • David Robinson, Senior Research Fellow, Oxford Institute for Energy Studies, Oxford, UK
  • Nicolò Rossetto, Research associate, Florence School of Regulation, Florence, Italy
  • Jesse Scott, International Senior Advisor, Agora Energiewende, Berlin, Germany