This paper was presented at the 21st International Conference on Electricity Distribution CIRED, Frankfurt.
Abstract: The purpose of this work is to assess three selected business cases in a smart grid environment that have been designed by project members of the EU co-funded SmartHouse/SmartGrid project. These cases cover balancing services, demand side management and micro grid operations. Each business case and its individual technology architecture are evaluated with respect to expected costs and revenue. Results suggest that in the modeled reference scenario, there are profitable business cases and also cases which are not yet profitable under current conditions.