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CEC-500-2020-038: Complete and Low-Cost Retail Automated Transactive Energy System (RATES)

This research project demonstrated a Retail Automated Transactive Energy System (RATES) for a decentralized energy market interfaced with customers, a distribution operator, a load-serving entity, and a wholesale market. RATES was developed with the goal to maximize the potential for residential and small commercial customers to self-manage their electricity use to save money as California achieves its 100 percent clean energy and electrification goals by 2045. The team demonstrated the feasibility of integrating wholesale and retail market operations using a transactive system.