Guidehouse Insights Finds Value and Opportunity in Deregulated Electricity Markets

Guidehouse Insights Finds Value and Opportunity in Deregulated Electricity Markets

A new report from Guidehouse Insights reviews opportunities for distributed energy resources (DER)-based customer solutions in deregulated electricity markets as well as enabling technologies and business models that encourage regional deregulated markets.

Power generation is undergoing a transition from a centralized, top down, and regulated model to a decentralized one with distributed networks that provide more reliable, affordable, and sustainable electricity. According to a new report from Guidehouse Insights, DER deployments offer stakeholders new revenue streams and are opportunities for bringing more localized solutions to grid stability, reliability, and resiliency.

“The increased integration of variable energy resources, such as renewable energy-based resources, into the grid may fundamentally affect how it functions,” says Rohith Unni, research analyst with Guidehouse Insights. “Deregulated energy markets have new value streams in a distributed, digital, and decarbonized energy system.”

DER also offer multiple new revenue streams to stakeholders. As noted in the report, introducing competition into electricity markets removes centralized control and allows the entry of independent power producers. In these markets, players no longer have responsibility for supplying power to all consumers, but can decide how to maximize their profit potential, according to the report.

The report, Generating Value from Deregulated Electricity Markets, provides an overview of DER opportunities in deregulated energy markets. It explores the changing role of system operators and various DER services to the grid. Additionally, it examines how DER owners can create multiple value streams using various business models and by participating in different markets. It also covers the enabling digitalized platforms that encourage stakeholder participation in the market. An executive summary of the report is available for free download on the Guidehouse Insights website.