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dc.contributor.authorEspe, E.
dc.contributor.authorPotdar, Vidyasagar
dc.contributor.authorChang, E.
dc.identifier.citationEspe, E. and Potdar, V. and Chang, E. 2018. Prosumer communities and relationships in smart grids: A literature review, evolution and future directions. Energies. 11 (10): Article ID 2528.

Smart grids are robust, self-healing networks that allow bidirectional propagation of energy and information within the utility grid. This introduces a new type of energy user who consumes, produces, stores and shares energy with other grid users. Such a user is called a "prosumer." Prosumers' participation in the smart grid is critical for the sustainability and long-term efficiency of the energy sharing process. Thus, prosumer management has attracted increasing attention among researchers in recent years. This paper systematically examines the literature on prosumer community based smart grid by reviewing relevant literature published from 2009 to 2018 in reputed energy and technology journals. We specifically focus on two dimensions namely prosumer community groups and prosumer relationships. Based on the evaluated literature, we present eight propositions and thoroughly describe several future research directions.

dc.publisherM D P I AG
dc.titleProsumer communities and relationships in smart grids: A literature review, evolution and future directions
dc.typeJournal Article
curtin.departmentSchool of Management
curtin.accessStatusOpen access

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