Power Shift – Transformation Towards a Prosumer-centric Energy World

Tuesday, October 3, 2017 - 16:00 to 16:20
Summit sessions - Digitalisation - Democratizing Energy

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Elicium 2


Consumers are playing an increasingly active role in the energy grid, from generation to distribution. They become prosumers.  Across Europe, numerous electricity and energy cooperatives have sprung up in the last decade. They range from ideas of total grid-autarchy to securing sustainable, affordable electricity for the community while still relying on back-up power from the grid or tapping new revenue streams. They claim and develop the power to interact with traditional utilities on eye level. Cooperation at all levels will trump centralized control mechanisms and, what’s more, enabling transactions could even become more important than owning assets.

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