Community energy systems: Unleashing the potential of smart, flexible prosumers

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Release date: 22/10/2018

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Energy systems have historically been planned and operated to provide services such as heating, lighting, transport, etc., to passive consumers, i.e., consumers who do not have the capability to manage their demand, or any interest in doing so. However, maintaining this passive role for customers seems increasingly unviable. To maintain an affordable, secure, and low-carbon energy system we are increasingly going to need to access the flexibility of smart prosumers.

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TitleCommunity energy systems: Unleashing the potential of smart, flexible prosumers
Degree of recognitionInternational
Media typeWeb
CountryUnited Kingdom
Date22/10/18
DescriptionEnergy systems have historically been planned and operated to provide services such as heating, lighting, transport, etc., to passive consumers, i.e., consumers who do not have the capability to manage their demand, or any interest in doing so. However, maintaining this passive role for customers seems increasingly unviable. To maintain an affordable, secure, and low-carbon energy system we are increasingly going to need to access the flexibility of smart prosumers.
URLhttps://smartcities.ieee.org/newsletter/community-energy-systems
PersonsNicholas Good, Eduardo Martinez-Cesena, Pierluigi Mancarella