Community energy storage: Governance and business models

Binod Prasad Koirala, Rudi A. Hakvoort, Ellen C.van Oost, Henny J.van der Windt

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    The decreasing costs of distributed energy resources and increasing need for flexibility have attracted the attention of many in community energy storage (CES) business. CES, however, is a complex sociotechnical system with a variety of technologies, actors, and interactions. In the changing energy landscape, two pathways for CES, namely, local and virtual, are prominent. The range of technical, economic, environmental, and institutional values differ in these pathways. This chapter analyzes business models of multivalue and multiactor CES and provides recommendations for enabling regulatory and governance conditions.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationConsumer, Prosumer, Prosumager
    Subtitle of host publicationHow Service Innovations will Disrupt the Utility Business Model
    Number of pages26
    ISBN (Electronic)9780128168356
    ISBN (Print)9780128168363
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2019


    • Business model
    • Community energy storage
    • Distributed energy resources
    • Energy transition
    • Self-governance


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