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Integrated energy services for the industrial sector: an innovative model for sustainable electricity supply

M. Gaspari, A. Lorenzoni, P. Frķas, J. Reneses

Liberalization policies, the challenges of integrating distributed generation resources, and the recent flattening of electricity demand due to the economic crisis and technological change have led to lower returns for European electricity suppliers. Innovative and sustainable business models are needed to serve electricity customers while reflecting the operational needs of the system and maintaining supplier financial viability. This paper describes a novel model of Integrated Energy Services that encompasses distributed generation (DG) and demand response (DR) resources for industrial customers. We further reflect on some of the market opportunities and regulatory drivers for the development of similar schemes across Europe.

Keywords: Electricity supply; Demand Response; Innovative regulation

Utilities Policy. Volume: 45 Pages: 118-127

JCR Impact Factor and Scopus quartile: 2.098 - Q1 (2017)

DOI reference: DOI icon 10.1016/j.jup.2017.03.002    

Published on paper: April 2017. Published on-line: March 2017.

    Topics research:
  • *Green energy integration

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