New Business Models

New market designs that value flexibility change business models

As the energy-only market is transformed into a real time market where both energy and flexibility are traded, flexibility earns additional income. Variable energy prices allow new and simple contractual relations between players, and new business models.

Where flexible gas power plants could not earn their investment during the short periods they were needed, they now will if they are really needed. Where flexibility was part of energy infrastructure and paid as such, these cost are not loaded on grid fees any longer. Where fossils were subsidized to help the poor, other mechanisms are needed to enable market efficiency and protection of the poor. As the energy system evolves, the market also evolves.

Easy Smart Grid helps synchronize and optimize technical and commercial energy system performance.