Abstract: Consumer-centric energy markets and distribution grid tartiff reform: A review of the current debate in Denmark, Germany and the EU

Kirsten Sophie Hasberg

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Hasberg, K. S. (2019). Vom Verteilnetz zum Netz des Zusammenspiels: Zur neuen Rolle von Verteilnetzen in erneuerbaren Energiesystemen in Dänemark und Deutschland. Zeitschrift für neues Energierecht, 23(5), 417-422.

Please cite the published article: https://vbn.aau.dk/en/publications/from-distribution-grid-to-interaction-grid-on-the-new-role-of-dis

Abstract: Distribution grid tariff reform is being discussed in several expert fora in Denmark and Germany, both in policy circles [1,2,3,4] and in academia [5,6,7,8]. Closely connected are policy debates on new models for consumer-centered electricity markets [9,10,11,12,13,14] and research [15,16,17,18,19] in this field, resulting from the merit-order-effect “missing money problem” on current wholesale electricity markets, as well as the changing regulatory landscapes away from feed-in-tariffs [20,21]. This paper gives a current status on the debates.

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication5th International Conference on Smart Energy Systems in Copenhagen, on 10-11 September 2019
EditorsHenrik Lund, Brian Vad Mathiesen, Poul Alberg Østergaard
Number of pages1
PublisherAalborg Universitet
Publication date11 Sept 2019
Publication statusPublished - 11 Sept 2019
Event5th International Conference on Smart Energy Systems: 4th Generation District Heating, Electrification, Electrofuels and Energy Efficiency - Langelinie Pavillonen, Copenhagen, Denmark
Duration: 10 Sept 201911 Sept 2019


Conference5th International Conference on Smart Energy Systems
Location Langelinie Pavillonen
Internet address


  • Electricity market restructuring
  • prosumer
  • distribution tariffs
  • flexibility markets
  • Denmark
  • Germany
  • smart energy systems
  • natural monopoly
  • regulation
  • energy policy


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