Aggregators today and tomorrow: From intermediaries to local orchestrators?

Ksenia Poplavskaya*, Laurens de Vries

*Corresponding author for this work

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At the forefront of energy transition, aggregators unlock value in front of and behind the energy meter. The business models of aggregators are changing rapidly, influenced by changes in technology, the market design, and regulatory framework. This chapter provides an overview of the leading aggregators in Europe and their underlying business models. Based on an assessment of changes in technology and regulation, the authors proceed to identify new opportunities for aggregators in the increasingly distributed energy system that deliver value to customers and the energy system as a whole.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationBehind and Beyond the Meter
Subtitle of host publicationDigitalization, Aggregation, Optimization, Monetization
Number of pages31
ISBN (Print)9780128199510
Publication statusPublished - 2020

Bibliographical note

Green Open Access added to TU Delft Institutional Repository ‘You share, we take care!’ – Taverne project Otherwise as indicated in the copyright section: the publisher is the copyright holder of this work and the author uses the Dutch legislation to make this work public.


  • Aggregators
  • Business model innovation
  • Electricity market
  • European electricity sector regulation


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