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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