By Alexandra Scheniders, EnergyREV Researcher at UCL Energy Institute
The third meeting of the Global Observatory on Peer-to-Peer, Community Self-Consumption and Transactive Energy Models (GO-P2P) took place on 15th and 16th September 2020. The event was organised in collaboration with Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts (HSLU), the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) and the Swiss Federal Office of Energy (SFOE). The event was run entirely virtually on Remo.
Day 1 was ‘open to all’ and focused on the challenges associated with integrating new peer-to-peer energy models into electricity networks - including network impacts, the development of grid reflective prices, and the wider societal and regulatory impacts.
Interventions by IRENA (who officially supported the event), University of Sydney, University of Geneva, Tiko Energy Solutions AG, Cleantech21 and Virtual Global Systems AG were presented. Around 130 stakeholders from academia, industry and non-profits attended the event.
Day 2 was an internal meeting of GO-P2P. Sessions focused on the activities undertaken by University College London as its Operating Agent, as well as by GO-P2P’s sub-tasks.
Launched in September 2019, GO-P2P is an Annex of the User-Centred Energy Systems Technical Collaboration Programme (TCP) by the International Energy Agency (IEA). It represents a forum for international collaboration to understand the policy, regulatory, social and technological conditions necessary to support the wider deployment of peer-to-peer, community self-consumption and transactive energy models. For more information check our website and get in touch with Alexandra Schneiders - firstname.lastname@example.org.