Finding Suitable Market Model for Smart Grids

Ing. Daniela SPIESOVÁ


This paper deals with the economic aspects of the smart grid technologies where the main topic focuses on whether smart grids shall be perceived and dealt with as a part of a controlled or, on the contrary, liberalized market. The conclusion is based on an analysis of four economic aspects which are the business opportunities i.e. number of producers of smart meters, distributors of the energy, externalities and customers. The arguments for and against the individual solutions are given for each of these aspects which leads to the conclusion that the ideal model would be a liberalized market with the aspects of a controlled market to ensure the security of customers’ data as well as the security of supply.


Smart grid, Market model, Liberalized market, Controlled market


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