NEMoGrid - New Energy Business Models in the Distribution Grid
This project has received funding in the framework of the joint programming initiative ERA-Net Smart Grids Plus, with support from the European Unions Horizon 2020 research and innovation program.
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), peer-to-peer 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.
During the NEMoGrid project, the TU Chemnitz will be responsible for the investigation of consumer and prosumer perspectives and their acceptance (i.e., user adoption topics).
Further information about the project can be found on http://nemogrid.eu/.