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New Business Models for the Distribution Edge (eLab New Business Models Report)

AUTHOR: Lacy, Virginia; Newcomb, James; Hansen, Lena
DOCUMENT ID: 2013-06
YEAR: 2013
DOCUMENT TYPE: Report or White Paper
PUBLISHER: RMI
 

This e-Lab discussion paper was prepared to support e-Lab deliberations and discussions and to engender a broader industry-wide dialogue about new approaches to the utility business model ecosystem at the distribution edge. This paper describes 1) how and why the forces changing the electricity system challenge existing pricing and business models, 2) principles that should guide the creation of new business models, and 3) the emerging “solution set” of new business models.