A case study of existing peer-to-peer energy trading platforms: calling for integrated platform features

Shan Shan, Siliang Yang, Victor Becerra, Jiamei M. Deng, Honglei Li

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The emergence of distributed energy has led to a change in the role of the consumer in the traditional sense over the past decade. The proliferation of emerging generators and distributors has created opportunities for a more decentralised and open energy market. In particular, the emergence of peer-to-peer (P2P) energy trading models, challenged by the surge in demand for sustainable energy, has eliminated the need for intermediaries in energy transactions between consumers, producers, and sellers. Due to the great promise of sustainable energy, both in terms of its contribution to the environment and production costs, this paper reviews a number of well-known P2P energy trading platforms to understand what makes P2P energy trading platforms more functional. As a result, areas for consideration were identified and grouped into five themes: (1) set-up, (2) market, (3) information, (4) price, and (5) regulation.
Original languageEnglish
Article number16284
Number of pages22
Issue number23
Publication statusPublished - 24 Nov 2023


  • decentralised energy market
  • P2P energy trading
  • functionalities

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