On 30 November 2023, the German Energy Agency (dena) has published a study “The Decentralised Energy System in 2030; A Systemic Bottom-Up Approach to Market Integration of Decentralised Consumption and Generation Assets”, supported by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action (BMWK). The study was jointly conducted by the Fraunhofer Institute of Applied Information Technology (FIT), one of the leading digital energy research centres in Europe, and Grid Singularity, awarded technology startup developing software tools to simulate and operate energy marketplaces.

This article presents its methodology and the main fundings.

Dr Ana Trbovich, cofounder of Grid Singularity, emphasised the importance of inter-community trading, which is the innovation focus of the company’s current EU-supported FEDECOM project, and which requires leveraging novel decentralised blockchain technology: “The study unequivocally demonstrates the strong economic and environmental impact of peer-to-peer electricity trading, especially at scale, urging regulators to consider easing the setup of energy communities and facilitating trading among these communities.”

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