St Gallen, May 2015
Presentations by Moritz Loock, Bernt A. Bremdal, René Bohnsack, Marvin Kirschner & Calebe Künzle on the “St. Gallen Forum for Management of Renewable Energies”, held in St. Gallen on May 2015. Within a large, innovative EU-funded research project software companies, technology providers, project developers, utilities and researchers from Norway to Malta are working together to develop EMPOWER: local electricity retail markets for prosumer smart grid power services. The aim of the project is to get EMPOWER to work, to develop new business models and to spread the idea so that many more companies and prosumers join in, thereby transforming the dominant business models in the energy industry. EMPOWER welcomes new partnerships and alliances with interested companies and individuals. For this purpose the workshop is designed as follows: First, we will provide an introduction to what EMPOWER is about and what it is designed to achieve. Second, we will describe the conceptual challenges and possible solutions for business model innovation in the field of local electricity retail markets for prosumer smart grid power services. Third, we are going to introduce the «newtility» project, an HSG-based business model innovation for EMPOWER. As the final step we will engage in an open discussion with participants to collect feedback and identify joint opportunities for further collaboration.
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