How far along are local energy markets in the DACH+ Region? A comparative market engineering approach

Christof Weinhardt, Esther Mengelkamp*, Wilhelm Cramer, Sarah Hambridge, Alexander Hobert, Enrique Kremers, Wolfgang Otter, Pierre Pinson, Verena Tiefenbeck, Michel Zade

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Abstract

Local energy markets (LEMs) allow localized energy trading between actors within a community. Academic research has actively investigated the LEM concept to support the European energy transition since the turn of the millennium. However, the actual implementation of LEMs in real-life projects has only begun in 2016. We provide a market engineering comparison of the currently most developed LEM projects in the DACH+ region, analyzing and comparing nine LEM implementation projects. So far, LEM projects are in the early stages of development, e. g. proof-of-concept stage, and focus on electricity trading between few residential participants. Regulatory obstacles are evident in all projects.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 10th ACM International Conference on Future Energy Systems
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery
Publication date15 Jun 2019
Pages544-549
ISBN (Electronic)9781450366717
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 15 Jun 2019
Event10th ACM International Conference on Future Energy Systems, e-Energy - Phoenix Convention Center, Phoenix, United States
Duration: 25 Jun 201928 Jun 2019
Conference number: 10

Conference

Conference10th ACM International Conference on Future Energy Systems, e-Energy
Number10
LocationPhoenix Convention Center
CountryUnited States
CityPhoenix
Period25/06/201928/06/2019
SponsorAssociation for Computing Machinery
Seriese-Energy 2019 - Proceedings of the 10th ACM International Conference on Future Energy Systems

Keywords

  • Local energy market
  • Microgrid projects
  • Peer-to-peer-trading

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