Today sees the publication of the first major report from the PROSEU team based at the University of Leeds – “Business Models for Prosumers in Europe”.
Drawing upon their research in seven countries, engaging 84 stakeholders from across the energy value chain (citizens, businesses, utilities, regulators, researchers, innovators and financiers), Drs Steve Hall, Donal Brown, and Mark Davis used business model collaboration workshops, expert semi-structured interviews, and extensive desk research to investigate the business models being adopted by individual and collective prosumers across Europe.
The report can be downloaded free via the project’s open access website by clicking here.
The next phase of the team’s research will be to work in partnership with colleagues at Leuphana University at Luneburg (Germany) to investigate financial innovations promising to help mainstream prosumerism across the Energy Union.
Note: PROSEU aims to mainstream the renewable energy Prosumer phenomenon in the European Energy Union. Prosumers are active energy users who both consume and produce energy from renewable sources (RES). The growth of RES Prosumerism all over Europe challenges current energy market structures and institutions. PROSEU’s research focuses on collectives of RES Prosumers and investigates new business models, market regulations, infrastructural integration, technology scenarios and energy policies across Europe.