EU PVSEC Programme Online
EU PVSEC 2020, 7 - 11 September 2020
Presentation: 7EP.1.4 Innovative Self-Consumption and Aggregation Concepts for PV Prosumers: Results of the PV-Prosumers4Grid Project
Type: Plenary
Date: Friday, 11th September 2020
10:30 - 12:10
Author(s): W.G.J.H.M. van Sark, J. Radl, A. Fleischhacker, G. Lettner, W. Schram, A. Louwen, L.A. Aguilar, M. Roos, C. Grundner, M. Jimeno, D. Hendricks, J. Vollmer, P. Bancourt, R. Battisti, K. Moosdorf, H. Kuittinen, E. Román Medina, A. Joyce, G. Masson, G. Neubourg, J. Donoso Alonso, P. Santos, C. Winter, N. Diewald, U. Winter
Presenter / Speaker: W.G.J.H.M. van Sark, Utrecht University, Utrecht, Netherlands
Event: Conference Conference
Session: 7EP.1 PV in the Energy System
Type(s) of Access:  Conference Registration
Topic: 7. 1 Costs, Economics, Finance and Markets
Keywords: Photovoltaic (PV), Prosumer, Markets, Policy analysis, Economic Analysis
Summary / Abstract: Electricity markets in Europe are changing in response to the implications of the ongoing energy transition from centralized to decentralized and renewable energy supply. The European Commission has put focus on enlarging the role of prosumers, i.e. consumers that also generate electricity using photovoltaic systems. In response to that, we have investigated innovative self-consumption and aggregation concepts and business models for prosumers that will help integrating sustainable and competitive electricity from PV in the electricity system. We here report on the effect of prosumerism on electricity costs and greenhouse gas emission reduction in eight different countries: Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Portugal and Spain. Next, the implications for changes in the electricity grid have been discussed with relevant stakeholders, including distribution grid operators. Recommendations and policy advise to EU and member states are derived and presented here.