Business models in the smart grid: challenges, opportunities and proposals for prosumer profitability

Rodríguez Molina, Jesús and Martínez Nuñez, Margarita and Martínez Ortega, José Fernán and Pérez Aguiar, Waldo Saul (2014). Business models in the smart grid: challenges, opportunities and proposals for prosumer profitability. "Energies" (n. 7); pp. 6142-6171. ISSN 1996-1073. https://doi.org/10.3390/en7096142.

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Title: Business models in the smart grid: challenges, opportunities and proposals for prosumer profitability
Author/s:
  • Rodríguez Molina, Jesús
  • Martínez Nuñez, Margarita
  • Martínez Ortega, José Fernán
  • Pérez Aguiar, Waldo Saul
Item Type: Article
Título de Revista/Publicación: Energies
Date: 23 September 2014
ISSN: 1996-1073
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Freetext Keywords: smart grid; business model; prosumer
Faculty: Centro de Investigación en Tecnologías Software y Sistemas Multimedia para la Sostenibilidad (CITSEM) (UPM)
Department: Ingeniería Telemática y Electrónica
Creative Commons Licenses: Recognition - No derivative works - Non commercial

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Abstract

Considering that non-renewable energy resources are dwindling, the smart grid turns out to be one of the most promising and compelling systems for the future of energy. Not only does it combine efficient energy consumption with avant-garde technologies related to renewable energies, but it is also capable of providing several beneficial utilities, such as power monitoring and data provision. When smart grid end users turn into prosumers, they become arguably the most important value creators within the smart grid and a decisive agent of change in terms of electricity usage. There is a plethora of research and development areas related to the smart grid that can be exploited for new business opportunities, thus spawning another branch of the so-called “green economy” focused on turning smart energy usage into a profitable business. This paper deals with emerging business models for smart grid prosumers, their strengths and weaknesses and puts forward new prosumer-oriented business models, along with their value propositions

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Item ID: 44079
DC Identifier: http://oa.upm.es/44079/
OAI Identifier: oai:oa.upm.es:44079
DOI: 10.3390/en7096142
Official URL: http://www.mdpi.com/journal/energies
Deposited by: Memoria Investigacion
Deposited on: 26 Apr 2017 18:33
Last Modified: 26 Apr 2017 18:33
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