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


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.


We now welcome participants to the Global Observatory. We welcome participation from experts working in academia, industry and non-profits. Please make sure to contact the lead of the sub-task(s) you would like to join by 11 December 2019!

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.



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.

You can find a summary of the launch event, as well as the presentations given on both days, under the ‘publications’ section below.


  1. Power systems integration– led (in the interim) by University College London, United Kingdom (contact: Alexandra Schneiders,
  2. Hardware, software & data– led by SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, United States (contact: Mayank Malik,
  3. Transactions and markets– led by Carnegie Mellon University, United States (contact: Lynne Kiesling,
  4. Economic and social value– led by University of New South Wales, Australia (contacts: Sophie Adams ( and Declan Kuch (
  5. Policy and regulation– led by European University Institute/Florence School of Regulation, Italy (contact: Nicolò Rossetto,

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


CountryRoleNameContact details
United KingdomOperating AgentAlexandra SchneidersUniversity College London
Central House, 14 Upper Woburn Place
London WC1H 0NN
AustraliaNational ExpertDeclan KuchSchool of Humanities and Languages
University of New South Wales
BelgiumNational ExpertGeert DeconinckKU Leuven - ESAT/Electa
Kasteelpark Arenberg 10 Bus 2445
3001 Leuven
ItalyNational Expert
NetherlandsNational ExpertW.G.J.H.M. Van SarkUtrecht University Princetonlaan 8A
3584 CB Utrecht
SwitzerlandNational ExpertMarine PasquierSwiss Federal Office of Energy
Mühlestrasse 4 CH3063 Ittigen
SwitzerlandNational ExpertMarkus BareitSwiss Federal Office of Energy
Mühlestrasse 4 CH3063 Ittigen
United KingdomNational ExpertKevin BaillieOfgem
10 South Colonnade
Canary Warf
London E14 4 PU
United StatesNational ExpertDavid ChassinStanford University
2575 Sand Hill Rd M/S 12 Menlo Park
CA 94025



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

Annex duration: 3 September 2019 – 3 March 2023