Current Costs: Evaluating the Impact of Microgrid Energy Trading

August 01, 2019 | State of the Market Report

The energy transition promises a decentralized electrical grid composed of a network of actors with distributed energy resources, but microgrids are not cost-effective for many electricity customers around the world. However, recent years have seen a rise in energy trading software platforms, which promise to provide better compensation for distributed energy assets. We examine the combination of energy trading and microgrid technology to determine if we have finally crossed that critical financial turning point – where it is more cost-effective to source electricity from distributed energy resources than from the electrical grid.

Coverage Area

  • Owning the Energy Transition

Table of Contents

  • Title page
  • Contents
  • Developer-owned costs
  • Customer-owned costs
  • Costs by region (varying retail tariffs)

Lead Analyst

Max Halik
Senior Research Associate

Contributors

Arij van Berkel, Ph.D.

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