ProsumArise is a flexible intelligent agent-based framework to study how energy policy affects the advent of prosumers.
The model simulates the transformation of conventional consumers into prosumers under a given energy policy for a given jurisdiction for a long-term horizon. The model is geographically scalable and can cover a jurisdiction of national, provincial or municipal level. A jurisdiction is modelled with an ensemble of typical households represented as intelligent agents. The optimization model in each agent combines strategic and operational planning to simulate the progressive transformation of a residential consumer into a prosumer through the stages of prosumer evolution. The behaviour of typical households is extrapolated to the ensemble of jurisdiction households and their overall impacts is evaluated.