Energy trading, as if people mattered

Energy trading, as if people mattered

Posted by on Oct 18, 2018 in Local Energy Markets, News

Swanbarton’s radical re-imagining of electricity trading has become reality on the Hebridean island of Iona. Thirty homes are taking part in a trial led by Scene Connect and Swanbarton. Using real time consumption data gathered by Scene Connect, Swanbarton’s Real Time Trading Platform provides each home with a smart agent to negotiate electricity prices on its behalf, in real time.

The next monster child of the Welfare State?

The next monster child of the Welfare State?

Posted by on Feb 2, 2015 in Local Energy Markets

At the Community Energy Markets Conference the other week, several delegates picked up on Professor Furong Li’s remark that future energy markets are likely to offer tiered prices reflecting tiers of quality of supply. For example, a price for locally generated electricity may be low, but the reliability of generation will be low as well. […]

New Market Models for Community Energy Conference

New Market Models for Community Energy Conference

Posted by on Jan 6, 2015 in Local Energy Markets

Developing the Technology and Market Models for Local Energy Markets Thursday 29th January 2015 Community and Localised energy supply can benefit consumers, small generators and network operators. However, in order to implement this new, efficient energy supply, communities need a new market model.This conference discussed the role, technology and development of local energy markets. Session […]

Community energy ice cream

Community energy ice cream

Posted by on Sep 26, 2014 in Local Energy Markets

Community energy, just like ice cream, seems nice to everyone, but it comes in a number of flavours. Some people have their own favourite flavour, but some just don’t seem to care. The Rt Hon Ed Davey recently blessed the ice cream counter that is community energy, declaring that he was a big fan, and […]

UK Financial Conduct Authority nudges community groups towards LEMs

UK Financial Conduct Authority nudges community groups towards LEMs

Posted by on Aug 27, 2014 in Local Energy Markets

UK Government says it’s keen to encourage localisation, including localising the provision of energy. The Government said, in its Community Energy Strategy of April 2014, that it sees a strong role for communities in helping the UK to meet energy and climate change challenges. The Government’s modifications to its incentive regimen (feed-in-tariffs and renewable heat […]

EXSTORM results update: prices tracking abundance

EXSTORM results update: prices tracking abundance

Posted by on May 21, 2014 in Local Energy Markets

EXSTORM’s discrete-event simulation work continues to illuminate the behaviour of Local Energy Markets (LEMs), and of how free peer-to-peer markets (with energy prices set mutually between households or small businesses, in real time) work with different kinds of trading heuristic. Here we have a view of a day’s trading in a LEM, with posted-price trading […]

Early EXSTORM results: performance of Generalized Derivative Follower price setting

Early EXSTORM results: performance of Generalized Derivative Follower price setting

Posted by on Apr 21, 2014 in Local Energy Markets

The EXSTORM project is starting to deliver results. We’ve been running full-scale in silico simulations of local energy market trading, and testing the viability of different trading heuristics. For example, we’ve put a good deal of work into the possibilities of posted-price trading, and the various heuristics for setting offer-to-sell prices and buy-limit prices. We […]

Community energy and local markets

Community energy and local markets

Posted by on Apr 8, 2014 in Local Energy Markets

 Pressure is mounting to improve the environmental credentials of our energy supply – and electricity is often taken as the place to start.  The number of community energy projects grows, and with good reason, for local generation and increased consumption can reduce transmission and distribution losses, as well as disrupting the business of the major […]

Apples

Apples

Posted by on Nov 11, 2013 in Local Energy Markets

Apples. There’s a lot of them about at the moment, but where do you buy yours? Do you buy them from the “Big Five” – Asda, Morrisons, Sainsbury, Tesco and Waitrose? Or do you shop at your small local shop or do you perhaps collect your apples from your neighbour with plenty and make a […]