Commercial Actor Model
Energy sector deregulation has introduced generation and retail competition among energy firms. Urban areas are an important target market for commercial actors. These firms are heterogeneous. Some only trade energy on wholesale markets and offer supply contracts to local consumers, others generate heat and/or electricity, invest in technologies or operate and develop energy infrastructures as part of their core business. Commercial actors have an adequate knowledge of their markets, develop and adjust strategies and perspectives, and dispose of a sufficient budget. Commercial actors, as defined in this work, include local utilities, gas suppliers, heat suppliers, independent energy producers, and also large commercial energy consumers.
KeywordsBusiness Unit Private Agent Wholesale Market Supply Contract Control Domain
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