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Paving the Path for Two-Sided Energy Markets: An Overview of Different Approaches

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journal contribution
posted on 2021-03-29, 03:33 authored by Mohsen Khorasany, Reza Razzaghi, Raja Jurdak
The transition in the energy sector, initiated by increasing uptake of distributed energy

resources (DER) and grid digitization, provides opportunities to improve energy efficiency through elec-
tricity market reformation. The development of a two-sided market allows delivering benefits of improved

efficiency to energy customers. This paper discusses the opportunities and challenges related to transitioning
to a two-sided energy market. The drivers to move toward a two-sided market, the benefits that this market can
provide for different stakeholders, and enabling technologies for this transition are studied. An overview of
different approaches that lay the groundwork for two-sided markets, including demand response (DR), virtual
power plants (VPPs), peer-to-peer (P2P) trading, and transactive energy (TE) is provided. A classification
of different approaches, along with examples of academic and industrial works, are presented to give some
insights on the way each approach can pave the path to the market reformation. Finally, different approaches
are compared and some of the challenges that need to be addressed in future works are identified.


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