Research Project: P2P - Design and optimisation of resilient peer-to-peer (P2P) business models for photovoltaic (PV) prosumers in positive energy district using agent-based modelling

Project leader
Xingxing Zhang
Project Members
Marco Lovati
Project Period
Project Status
Solar photovoltaic (PV) is one of the most significant renewable sources for positive energy district (PED) in Sweden. The lacks of innovative business model and financing mechanism are the main constraints for PV's deployment.

This proposal aims to design and simulate a series of peer-to-peer (P2P) business models for individual PV prosumers in a 'virtual' Swedish community. It will evaluate full processes of P2P electricity trading at the business layer, including bidding, exchanging and settlement. It will consider electricity/financial flows, ownership, trading rule and climate change in a local electricity market, using simulated load and PV generation profiles. Three different markets (local energy providers, local energy communities, and local energy markets) will be studied using agent-based modelling (non-cooperative game theory) for an optimal evaluation of net present values (NPV) of PV prosumers. Three results are expected: (1) a P2P energy trading tool for PV prosumers in communities, (2) optimal local market in Swedish context, and (3) resilience of a P2P local market.

This project will cover research gaps in: (1) evaluation of full P2P energy trading process on business layer at the micro-grid level, (2) agent-based fair pricing, and (3) impact of climate change on P2P market. This project can provide knowledge for stakeholders to design a fair, effective, economical and resilient P2P energy framework, towards energy surplus and climate neutrality in a PED.
PV, P2P, prosumer, affärsmodeller, agentbaserad modellering, PED, PV, P2P, prosumer, business model, agent based modelling, PED
Research Profile
Energy and Built Environments
Energy Technology
J. Gust. Richert stiftelse