For the Norwegian case, the DSO will have a passive role, and the local energy trading will be carried out either “behind-the-meter” for a proof of concept and/or on a virtual base to show the effects of scale. It will be based in the test zone for urban sustainability Svartlamon, located in Trondheim. These experimental households are in an urban ecological research area with the goal of forming an environmentally friendly community. 3-10 costumers are being converted into prosumers, sharing PV power and applying batteries for storage in a local P2P market. The community members are strongly integrated into the whole process, through workshops and direct action activities and have a big role in shaping the market goals and mechanisms. Besides the proof of concept, the legal issues of applying a local energy market in Norway are addressed.
Currently, two households with 1 PV panel are willing to participate in the pilot, but additional solar panels in various households are willing to participate. The goal is to integrate at least 50% of the total solar panels currently available. In this case, the test case will be in the form of a game, i.e. a theoretic implementation of our potential market where the participants try out various market-clearing types. This orientation is taken due to legal restrictions regarding peer-to-peer markets.
We still need to add:
– Stakeholders – what is the role of DSO in this use case, is it planned to also have a local market operator actor?