We will explore the upcoming changes in our energy system. New cheap solar and wind projects are pushing existing coal and gas plants out of the market. Batteries are rapidly becoming cheaper and finding their place to provide power 24/7. Electric cars are quickly gaining market. Heat pumps are becoming more widespread and we will need more and more Airco’s to keep us cool in summer. Roughly, the electricity market is expected to triple in size by 2050.
What will motivate us to take an active role in this energy transition? Join me and look at other values than the purely economic ones. Think about trust, community, fairness and sustainability.We will look at some business and technological opportunities in the near future. All of them are technically possible right now, but still in the early development phase. Our focus will be on:
• Virtual Power Plants
• Residential Demand Management
• Vehicle to Grid
Question come up. Will we have lots of small players competing with each other in every national market or are the same network effects valid that rein on the internet where the winner takes it all? Suppose you participate as a household in this market, what kind of money could you make? What does it mean to participate in these markets as a private person What kind of risks would there be for you? Who will control your data and what uses will your data have? Would you participate?