Global Observatory
on Peer-to-Peer, Community Self-Consumption
and Transactive Energy Models

Synopsis

The Global Observatory is a forum for international collaboration to understand the policy, regulatory, social and technological conditions necessary to support the wider deployment of peer-to-peer, community self-consumption and transactive energy models.

Participation

The Observatory includes 100+ participating experts from 14 countries, representing academia, industry and non-profits.

We welcome new participants! As a participant you can join any of the Observatory sub-tasks (by directly contacting the sub-task leads, whose details are included in the ‘sub-tasks’ section below) that align with your current work and to which you would be able to provide expertise. For more information on each sub-task, see the ‘Sub-tasks descriptions’ document under the ‘publications’ section below. By participating you will not only be able to play an active role in shaping the Observatory’s deliverables, but also join an international community of experts in the field, providing opportunities for future collaboration.

Policymakers will be a key target audience of the Observatory, as we want to ensure its findings respond to their evidence needs. In case you are a policymaker and interested in the Observatory, please get in touch with Alexandra (e-mail address below).

If you have any questions on the Observatory and participation, please contact Alexandra Schneiders (a.schneiders@ucl.ac.uk).

Background

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On 2-3 September 2019, the Global Observatory on Peer-to-Peer, Community Self-Consumption and Transactive Energy Models (GO-P2P) was officially launched in London, United Kingdom. The launch was attended by 110 stakeholders from a range of sectors, i.e. national and international policymakers, industry, start-ups, utilities, non-profits, academics etc. Up to 15 countries were represented, mainly from Europe but also Asia, Australia, North America and South America. You can find a summary of the launch event, as well as the presentations given on both days, under the ‘publications’ section below.

Our second event took place on 17-18 February 2020 in Florence, Italy, at the European University Institute (Florence School of Regulation, FSR). The event was attended by 65 stakeholders from industry, policy and academia, representing 13 countries. The event included presentations of P2P/TE/CSC case studies and panel sessions with policymakers as well as industry representatives. For more information on the event:

 

Subtasks

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  1. Power systems integration– led by Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts, Switzerland (contacts: Benjamin Bowler (benjamin.bowler@hslu.ch) and Viktorija Dudjak (viktorija.dudjak@hslu.ch))
  2. Hardware, software & data– led by the International Energy Research Centre, Ireland (contact: Brian O’Regan, brian.oregan@ierc.ie)
  3. Transactions and markets– led by Carnegie Mellon University, United States (contact: Lynne Kiesling, lynne@knowledgeproblem.com)
  4. Economic and social value– led by University of New South Wales, Australia (contacts: Sophie Adams (s.m.adams@unsw.edu.au) and Declan Kuch (d.kuch@unsw.edu.au))
  5. Policy and regulation– led by European University Institute/Florence School of Regulation, Italy (contact: Nicolò Rossetto, Nicolo.Rossetto@eui.eu)

University College London (United Kingdom), represented by the Operating Agent Alexandra Schneiders (a.schneiders@ucl.ac.uk), will be in charge of overall management of the Observatory as well as the analysis of findings.

Contacts

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CountryRoleNameContact details
United KingdomOperating AgentAlexandra SchneidersUniversity College London
Central House, 14 Upper Woburn Place
London WC1H 0NN
a.schneiders@ucl.ac.uk
AustraliaNational ExpertDeclan KuchSchool of Humanities and Languages
University of New South Wales
d.kuch@unsw.edu.au
BelgiumNational ExpertGeert DeconinckKU Leuven - ESAT/Electa
Kasteelpark Arenberg 10 Bus 2445
3001 Leuven
geert.deconinck@kuleuven.be
ItalyNational Expert
NetherlandsNational ExpertW.G.J.H.M. Van SarkUtrecht University Princetonlaan 8A
3584 CB Utrecht
w.g.j.h.m.vansark@uu.nl
SwitzerlandNational ExpertMarine PasquierSwiss Federal Office of Energy
Mühlestrasse 4 CH3063 Ittigen
marine.pasquier@bfe.admin.ch
SwitzerlandNational ExpertMarkus BareitSwiss Federal Office of Energy
Mühlestrasse 4 CH3063 Ittigen
markus.bareit@bfe.admin.ch
United KingdomNational ExpertKevin BaillieOfgem
10 South Colonnade
Canary Warf
London E14 4 PU
kevin.baillie@ofgem.gov.uk
United StatesNational ExpertDavid ChassinStanford University
2575 Sand Hill Rd M/S 12 Menlo Park
CA 94025
dchassin@slac.stanford.edu

Participation

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Australia, Belgium, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, Switzerland, UK, USA

Annex duration: 3 September 2019 – 3 March 2023

Publications

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Events & Meetings

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15 September 2020

2nd Meeting of the Global Observatory on Peer-to-Peer, Community Self-Consumption and Transactive Energy Models (GO-P2P)

Details and registration link can be found here.