Consumer, Prosumer, Prosumager: How Service Innovations will Disrupt the Utility Business Model

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Fereidoon P. Sioshansi
Academic Press, Feb 19, 2019 - Business & Economics - 550 pages

Consumers, Prosumers, Prosumagers: How Service Innovations will Disrupt the Utility Business Model examines customer stratification in the electric power sector, arguing that it is poised to become one of the fundamental drivers of the 21st century power network as distributed energy generation, storage, sharing and trading options become available at scale. The book addresses the interface and the relationship between key players and their impacts on incumbent and disruptive service providers. Topics covered include innovations that lead to consumer stratification, regulatory policy, the potential of service, the speed and spread of stratification, and a review of potential business models and strategies.

The work also covers the evolution and potential end-states of electricity service provision, from its basis in current pilot programs as distributed generation scales and its potential to supplant industry norms.

  • Explores the impacts and trajectories of increasing distributed power generation and storage adoption
  • Analyzes the growing number of electricity services and their impact on the existing power grid and service providers, including incumbent and disruptor utilities
  • Discusses future market trends and trends in costs, pricing and business models
 

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Contents

Author Biographies
xi
Foreword
xxvii
Preface
xxxv
Introduction
xxxix
How Service Innovations Are Leading to Consumer Stratification and Disruption
1
How Regulatory Policy Will Impact the Evolution of Services and the Speed and Spread of Disruptions
153
How Will the Emerging Business Models of Incumbent Distribution Companies and Newcomers Transform the Electric
259
Epilogue
471
Index
477
Back Cover
489
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Dr. Fereidoon Sioshansi is President of Menlo Energy Economics, a consulting firm based in San Francisco with over 35 years of experience in the electric power sectore working in analysis of energy markets, specializing in the policy, regulatory, technical and environmental aspects of the electric power sector in the US and internationally. His research and professional interests are concentrated in demand and price forecasting, electricity market design, competitive pricing & bidding, integrated resource planning, energy conservation and energy efficiency, economics of global climate change, sustainability, energy security, renewable energy technologies, and comparative performance of competitive electricity markets. Dr. Sioshansi advises major utility clients and government policy makers domestically and internationally on electricity market reform, restructuring and privatization of the electric power sector. He has published numerous reports, books, book chapters and papers in peer-reviewed journals on a wide range of subjects. His professional background includes working at Southern California Edison Co. (SCE), Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI), NERA, and Global Energy Decisions. He is the editor and publisher of EEnergy Informer, a monthly newsletter with international circulation. He is on the Editorial Advisory Board of The Electricity Journal where he is regularly featured in the “Electricity Currents section. Dr. Sioshansi also serves on the editorial board of Utilities Policy and is a frequent contributor to Energy Policy. Since 2006, He has edited nine books on related topics with Elsevier.

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