Residential Energy Prosumers and the Implications of the Emergent Transactional Grid

Residential Energy Prosumers and the Implications of the Emergent Transactional Grid

The concept of the electricity “prosumer” has informed recent energy policies from the United States to the design of the European Union’s electricity markets. Meanwhile, research on smart grids, residential consumers, and their flexibility has asked how people could change their everyday energy use as a result of innovations on this area. This text explores a use case for residential prosumers and how that could inform designs of a transactional power network, with close links to the concept of energy user or “prosumer”.