Project: New energy business models in the distribution grid

Acronym NEMoGrid (Reference Number: 82149)
Duration 01/04/2017 - 31/03/2020
Project Topic The increase of distributed energy resources (DERs) reduces the energy sales of the distribution system operators (DSO). Given the present tariff scheme, the utilities will likely counterbalance the missing income deriving from a reduction in the amount of energy sold by increasing grid tariffs. As a consequence, prosumers might decide to further increase self-consumption, invest in local storage technologies and even disconnect themselves from the grid, inducing the so called “death spiral” in the utility sector. The goal of the project is to design and evaluate innovative business models favoring the integration of DERs in the distribution grid by attaining an economic and technical optimum at community level, considering three scenarios: centralized DSO planned, voltage based tariff (decentralized), P2P distributed market using blockchain for energy transactions. The proposed scenarios will be evaluated in simulation and validated in two demo sites in Switzerland and Sweden.
Network ERANet SmartGridPlus
Call ERA-Net Smart Grids Plus 2nd joint call

Project partner

Number Name Role Country
1 Scuola Universitaria Professionale della Svizzera Italiana Partner Switzerland
2 Zentrum für Sonnenenergie- und Wasserstoff-Forschung Baden-Württemberg Partner Germany
3 UG Partner Germany
4 sonnen GmbH Partner Germany
5 Gemeinde Wüstenrot Partner Germany
6 Technische Universität Chemnitz Partner Germany
7 Ngenic AB Partner Sweden
8 Sustainable Innovation Partner Sweden
9 Upplands Energi ekonomisk förening Partner Sweden