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The Promise of Platform-based #Grids - Rocky Mountain Institute:

The Promise of Platform-based Grids April 17, 2017 | By Dan Cross-Call Platform business models have redefined the modern economy. From titans of personal computing and e-commerce like Apple and Amazon, to ubiquitous financial services that we use with hardly a second thought (think ATMs and credit cards), industries everywhere have reoriented from one-directional pipeline delivery systems to multisided platforms on which information and services flow in many directions between actors. This platform concept has also been suggested for the electric utility sector—often under the title of a “distribution system operator,” or DSO. Concepts from platform markets hold tremendous promise for addressing many of the modern challenges on the grid, including the integration of distributed energy resources (DERs) and the business challenges associated with that. Yet despite the promi...

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