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Smart meter based business models for the electricity sector : a systematical literature research

By Daniel Bischoff, Martin Kinitzki, Tim Wilke, Flamur Zekiraj, Sanja Zivkovic, Christine Koppenhöfer, Jan Fauser and Dieter Hertweck


The Act on the Digitization of the Energy Transition forces German industries and households to introduce smart meters in order to save engery, to gain individual based electricity tariffs and to digitize the energy data flow. Smart meter can be regarded as the advancement of the traditional meter. Utilizing this new technology enables a wide range of innovative business models that provide additional value for the electricity suppliers as well as for their customers. In this study, we followed a two-step approach. At first, we provide a state-of-the-art comparison of these business models found in the literature and identify structural differences in the way they add value to the offered products and services. Secondly, the business models are grouped into categories with respect to customer segmetns and the added value to the smart grid. Findings indicate that most business models focus on the end-costumer as their main customer

Topics: ddc:004
Publisher: Bonn : Gesellschaft für Informatik
Year: 2017
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