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The German energy sector in 2016 – Competition gains, but digitalization…
How did the German electricity sector develop in 2016? This question is answered by the annual monitoring report by the Federal Network Agency in Germany (BNetzA). In this post we summarize the key findings of this report: Competition in generation and retail still on the rise, gas power plants the big winner 2016, renewable capacity increased, but production remained stable, wholesale prices dropped again and smart meters are not available yet.
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6 principles for a market design that enables the energy transition: The current market design in the energy sector is challenged by decentralization and digitalization. In this post we discuss six economic principles that provide a framework for an efficient market design that is capable of facilitating the energy transition towards renewables and digital services. Among others we discuss the requirement that the market design needs to become more flexible to adapt to local market failures and to an increasing speed of innovation driven by digitalization.
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German Utilities struggle with digitalization – especially the retail sector- two recent studies for the US and Germany show that utilities face two key challenges in retail: strong competition in the smart home market and digitalization of processes and services lags behind on all levels. These are serious challenges given the overall strategy of the utilities to become service-based companies. One approach to address these shortcomings are digital attackers that will be launched in the next weeks and months in Germany. The right way to go? https://buff.ly/2gCPr8s
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Blockchain in the energy sector – three takeaways from the European Utility Week 2017: At the EUW 2017 and the side event EMART2017 blockchain was among the most discussed topics. For us, three events at the EUW2017 & EMART 2017 were especially remarkable: enerchains first live-trade of electricity and gas, the launch of the test network of the Energy Web Foundation & Grid Singularity as well as the initiate! Startup Award for electron. In this post we discuss the steps taken at the EUW17 by these projects.
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Blockchain: The basis for disruptive innovation in the energy sector?
The potential for an application of blockchain technology is one of the most discussed topics in the energy sector at the moment. Though blockchain technology is often described as a disruptive technology, we stress in this post that blockchain is a fundamental technology that provides the basis for new applications that in the future might become disruptive innovations in the energy sector.  
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Disruptive innovation in the energy sector – definition & application to renewables:
For the energy sector, the debate is heating up to which extend certain technologies (e.g. renewables or battery storage) & new digital applications (e.g. AI or blockchain) might disrupt the business case of energy utilities. With this post we provide a basis for this discussion. We built on the definition of disruptive innovation by Christensen and apply this theory to renewables to show that they are actually disruptive for the incumbent energy businesses.
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Where do the DSOs in EU see their future? 108 executives answered and 72% are planning to transform their business to a service-based company. But what does that mean? Three services are discussed in this blog post: Data Hubs, active control of decentralized generation/demand response and balancing responsibility https://buff.ly/2gwRWVLhttps://buff.ly/2gwCR6I
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Asset- vs. Service-based Business Models – Where Lies The Future For Utilities?

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Asset- vs. Service-based Business Models – Where Lies The Future For Utilities?
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The Future Business Model for Energy Utilities in the US: From Energy Service Utilities that focus on selling services not kWh towards Smart Integrators that provide the digital platform for smart grids
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