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posted on 10.11.2017, 14:17 by Andrew Burlinson, Monica GiuliettiMonica Giulietti
This paper investigates emerging non-traditional business models for decentralised energy systems with a focus on the role of city-scale storage technologies. We discuss the key characteristics of the different business models which have been identified in the literature and we discuss case studies across the United Kingdom in order to illustrate the key factors which influence their adoption and implementation. On the basis of evidence from recent UK case studies we investigate the market and regulatory barriers, contractual and transactional issues which may prevent key actors from exploiting the full market potential of their assets. We find that emerging business models rely on a range of different revenue sources with some limitations due to complex contractual relations, regulatory barriers and limited access to markets for ancillary services. The evidence we provide can be used by companies and organisations intending to operate in this fast developing market and inform policymakers aiming to promote the expansion and improvement of emerging business models.

History

School

  • Business and Economics

Department

  • Economics

Published in

Economia e Politica Industriale

Volume

45

Issue

2

Pages

215–242

Citation

BURLINSON, A. and GIULIETTI, M., 2017. Non-traditional business models for city-scale energy storage: evidence from UK case studies. Economia e Politica Industriale, 45(2), pp.215–242.

Publisher

© Associazione Amici di Economia e Politica Industriale. Published by Springer

Version

AM (Accepted Manuscript)

Publisher statement

This work is made available according to the conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0) licence. Full details of this licence are available at: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/

Acceptance date

30/10/2017

Publication date

2017-11-14

Copyright date

2018

Notes

This is a post-peer-review, pre-copyedit version of an article published in Economia e Politica Industriale. The final authenticated version is available online at: https://doi.org/10.1007/s40812-017-0083-8.

ISSN

0391-2078

eISSN

1972-4977

Language

en