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Business Discussion
18 Sep, 2018

Consumers at the Heart of the Energy System?

The BIEE’s 2018 research conference will explore the challenges and opportunites for an energy system where connected consumers ‘act as the market makers rather than market takers of today’ and will look at the ways markets, business models, technology and regulation will need to change in response. ‘The current market arrangements that we have, the consequent business models that we have and the technology platforms that we have today are simply not going to be fit for purpose for the changing needs of consumers, for the market in the future’

Venue:Blavatnik School of Government 120 Walton Street, Oxford, OX2 6GG

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