Webinar recording | Enticing residential consumers to become electricity flexibility providers

Are you curious about the future of energy and the role you can play in it? On October 25, 2023, at 13:00 CEST, ISGAN Virtual Learning hosted an insightful webinar featuring Carmen Valor and Valeria Karina Moreno from Comillas Pontifical University. The webinar delved into the exciting possibilities of transforming residential consumers into electricity flexibility providers.

Breaking down the barriers

Residential consumers have long been seen as passive recipients of electricity, but times are changing. Numerous studies have highlighted the challenges that homeowners face when trying to become providers of flexibility services. These obstacles have often deterred them from actively participating in the energy market.

However, recent research conducted with consumers has unearthed untapped needs that, when addressed, can unlock a world of opportunities. This is where the BeFlexible project comes into play. We propose five compelling value propositions that can persuade residential consumers to embrace their role as flexibility providers.

The webinar focused on two key messages:

  1. Flexibility Provision Creates Value for Consumers: Understand how participating in the energy market can benefit you, your home, and the planet.
  2. Five Value Propositions to Entice Consumers: Explore innovative approaches to motivate consumers to embrace their role as flexibility providers.

Recap of the event

The webinar provided valuable insights for a diverse audience, including:

  • Policy makers: Gained insights into shaping energy policies for the benefit of both consumers and the grid.
  • Senior and junior engineers: Discovered the technical aspects of consumer-centric flexibility provision.
  • ESCOs (Energy Service Companies): Explored new business opportunities in the energy market.
  • Aggregators: Learned how to harness the power of residential flexibility for operations.

This webinar was an opportunity to be at the forefront of a transformative energy landscape and it provided a retrospective view of the future of energy. The insights shared during the webinar aimed to shape the way individuals think about electricity and the evolving role of residential consumers in the energy sector.

You can find the recording of the webinar here: