Assessment of electricity distribution business model and market design alternatives: Evidence for policy design

Pereira, Guillermo Ivan, Silva, Patrícia Pereira da and Soule, Deborah (2020) Assessment of electricity distribution business model and market design alternatives: Evidence for policy design. Energy & Environment, 31 (1). pp. 40-59. ISSN 2048-4070

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Abstract

The transition toward smart electricity distribution grids is transforming the European electricity sector. This has contributed to increased attention by policy makers regarding the future role of electricity distribution system operators in a more flexible, digital, and renewables-based electricity system. A better understanding on how to support the adaptation of the electricity distribution industry can contribute to the introduction of an effective policy framework. Our research provides evidence for policy design by presenting the results of a Policy Delphi study focused on business model and market design adaptation alternatives. We highlight the importance of supporting innovation and a more proactive approach to adaptation from both distribution system operators and regulators. Our findings support the importance of electricity distribution for neutral market facilitation, contributing to market development and enabling new market players. The results obtained support policy makers working on electricity sector adaptation and can contribute to the ongoing market redesign efforts under the Energy Union.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: european union,policy delphi,smart grids,electricity distribution,market design,policy adaptation,policy design,environmental engineering,renewable energy, sustainability and the environment,energy engineering and power technology,energy (miscellaneous) ,/dk/atira/pure/subjectarea/asjc/2300/2305
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Social Sciences > Norwich Business School
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Depositing User: LivePure Connector
Date Deposited: 30 Jul 2021 00:09
Last Modified: 23 Aug 2021 00:09
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/80894
DOI: 10.1177/0958305X18758248

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