The Transition Value of Business Models for a Sustainable Energy System: The Case of Virtual Peer-to-Peer Energy Communities

Plewnia, Frederik and Guenther, Edeltraud, (2020). The Transition Value of Business Models for a Sustainable Energy System: The Case of Virtual Peer-to-Peer Energy Communities. Organization & Environment, n/a-n/a

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    Author Plewnia, Frederik
    Guenther, Edeltraud
    Title The Transition Value of Business Models for a Sustainable Energy System: The Case of Virtual Peer-to-Peer Energy Communities
    Appearing in Organization & Environment
    Publication Date 2020-06-16
    Place of Publication Thousand Oaks, CA
    Publisher SAGE Publishing
    Start page n/a
    End page n/a
    Language eng
    Abstract Peer-to-peer energy (p2p) communities connect electricity consumers and producers on platforms allowing them to trade energy with each other. By synchronizing local production and consumption, connecting decentral actors, and creating new markets, they can promote a more sustainable energy system. A multicase study and expert interviews were conducted to investigate how the business models of these organizations operate and what value they may provide to stakeholders and the energy system. It was found that, due to current legislation, organizations in Germany mostly facilitate virtual, supraregional p2p energy communities. While these do not offer all the benefits of local p2p energy communities, they do facilitate a range of advantages to stakeholders and the overall energy system. Finally, it is determined how sustainable business models can offer “system transition value,” driving the dissemination of new technologies, the redesign of markets, and the education of customers to foster a more sustainable energy system.
    Keyword Sustainable business models
    Electricity system transition
    Peer-to-peer
    Renewable energies
    System transition value
    Copyright Holder The Authors
    Copyright Year 2020
    Copyright type Creative commons
    DOI 10.1177/1086026620932630
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