Regulatory settings are shifting globally to encourage renewables to be located closer to the sources of demand, and to promote the flexibility of renewables and energy loads. In the US, rule change, FERC2222, in the UK, Elexon P379, in Europe, the Clean Energy Package and in Australia Two Sided Markets are all regulatory firsts that herald change. They will allow DERs to trade energy P2P and participate in the electricity market in new ways. These are clear signs the industry is waking up and smelling the coffee. In many ways it’s analogous to the kinds of innovation that was made possible by the liberalization of telecoms markets some 25 years ago, and everyone in renewable energy should be very excited about this.