Global Observatory
on Peer-to-Peer Energy Trading

Synopsis

This Annex (the observatory) is a forum for international collaboration to understand the policy, regulatory, social and technological conditions necessary to support the wider deployment of P2P energy solutions.

Introduction

Participation to the Observatory is not only open to academics, but also researchers active in industry, non-profits and international organisations. Participants will choose the Observatory sub-task(s) they would like to join, according to their discipline(s). These will be led by leading research institutions in the field.

Background

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On 2-3 September 2019, the Global Observatory on Peer-to-Peer, Community Self-Consumption and Transactive Energy Models 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.

The event was made up of two days. The first day consisted of an international symposium open to all stakeholders active in the peer-to-peer/transactive energy and community self-consumption fields. Pilots at UK, European (H2020-funded) and international (in Medellin, Colombia) level were presented. Trials being run in member countries – so far being Australia, Belgium, Italy, the Netherlands, United States, United Kingdom, and Switzerland – will form the evidence base for the Observatory’s main deliverables. The second day of the launch event was the first working meeting of the Observatory, open to researchers from member countries interested in participating.

Subtasks

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  1. Power system integration- Delft University of Technology (The Netherlands)
  2. Hardware, software & data- SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory (United States)
  3. Transactions and markets- Carnegie Mellon University (United States)
  4. Economic and social value- University of New South Wales (Australia)
  5. Policy and regulatory- Florence School of Regulation/European University Institute (Italy)

University College London (United Kingdom) will be in charge of overall management of the Observatory as well as the analysis of findings. The summary of the launch event proceedings, which includes details on the Observatory’s work programme and deliverables, can be found below, as well as the presentations given during the event. More information on participation will be posted on this website in due course.

Contacts

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NameRoleCountryContact details
Alexandra SchneidersOperating AgentUnited KingdomUniversity College London
Central House
14 Upper Woburn Place
London WC1H 0NN
a.schneiders@ucl.ac.uk

Participation

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

Annex duration: 3 September 2019 – 3 March 2023

Publications

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Summary Global Observatory Launch Event

The Global Observatory on Peer-to-Peer, Community Self-Consumption and Transactive Energy Models (GO-P2P) was launched on 2-3 September 2019 at University College London (London, United Kingdom).

It was attended by 110 stakeholders from a range of sectors, including national and international policymakers, industry representatives, start-ups, utilities, non-profits and academics. Up to 15 countries were represented, mainly from Europe but also Asia, Australia, North America and South America.

Observatory Launch Presentations Day 1

Observatory Launch Presentations Day 2