How will the prosumer get paid?

The emergence of solar and the prospect of electric vehicles and affordable batteries is leading to a push to reform how consumers pay for power they consume, but the debate so far has neglected the need to reform how consumers get paid for producing power.

Acting chair of the Australian Energy Regulator, Andrew Reeves gave an important speech yesterday (which we’ve published here) on how energy market regulation needs to evolve given the emergence of a combination of cheap information and communications technology, low-cost solar and the possibility of affordable energy storage including electric vehicles.

Reeves notes:


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