The EU has been looking for a way to unite climate, energy and industrial competitiveness policies: Demand Response provides it


The SEDC is an industry group dedicated to making the demand side a smart and interactive part of the energy value chain.


One option to alleviate the stress involved in matching supply and demand of electricity at all times is Demand Response: shifting demand instead of generation. 


SEDC Position Paper: Data Access in the Electricity Market – September 2016

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Availability, certainty and access to energy and pricing data is the backbone of a consumer-centric and smart energy system. The new SEDC Position Paper on Data Access outlines how consumers and their service providers can be empowered to optimise their energy management and enable flexibility. Read More

Monitoring Demand-Side Flexibility: Assessing the potential and market uptake of Demand-Side Flexibility in the European energy system – July 2016

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Measurement tools are essential for Europe to monitor progress towards the Energy Union objectives. The SEDC white paper offers specific indicators to assess and monitor the current market uptake and potential of both implicit and explicit Demand-Side Flexibility. It also emphasises the need for the EU to set realistic benchmarks, as a reference to assess progress at Member-State level. In order to take the appropriate regulatory measures to accompany the development of Demand-Side Flexibility, ​E​U institutions ​should set objectives and be able to… Read More

SEDC Position Paper on Price Signals in Electricity Markets – July 2016

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In an efficient energy market that enables the cost-effective participation of all flexibility options, including Demand-side Flexibility, market prices should reflect the real value of electricity at any moment. The SEDC position paper describes ways in which this can be achieved on the retail and wholesale level. Read More

Demand Response at the DSO level

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With the profound transformation of the energy system currently taking place in Europe, new challenges arise for Distribution System Operators to manage the network in a safe and cost-efficient manner. To maintain system stability on an interactive and decentralised electricity grid, the use of energy consumer’s flexibility offers an increasingly important and valuable resource. The SEDC White Paper illustrates the value of demand-side flexibility as a smart and efficient option in managing the distribution grids and discusses the regulatory changes… Read More
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Commission shift to electrified transport on the right track says Platform for Electro-Mobility

In a press release published today, the Platform for Electro-mobility welcomes the Commission’s Strategy for Low Emission Mobility in driving the shift to clean, low carbon transport powered by electricity. Integrating all type of emissions is one key element of the uptake of electric vehicles, especially in cities and urban areas, allowing local and regional authorities to better comply with other European standards beyond CO2 emissions. Key announcements welcomed by the Platform include recognition that to achieve widespread adoption of… Read More

Joint declaration on Energy Union proposals to unlock the benefits of demand-side flexibility and energy efficiency

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  The SEDC, together with a group of 15 organisations representing various actors from the EU energy sector,  have signed a joint declaration in the context of the ongoing  the discussion on the Energy Union. We put forward seven recommendations to drive an interactive demand side in the energy markets, and unlock the benefits of a sustainable, decentralised and consumer-focused energy system.   The seven proposals detailed in this declaration are: 1. Providing market access for all demand-side resources 2. Promoting scarcity pricing… Read More

Electrification of transport: a crucial means to meeting the 2020 and 2030 renewables targets

The future Renewable Energy Directive should actively promote the electrification of transport. This is the key message from the Platform for Electro Mobility in its response to the public consultation on a new Renewable Energy Directive (RED). See our press release on the Platform's website: Read More

Innowatio Group joins the Smart Energy Demand Coalition

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The Italian-German energy service provider reinforces the SEDC as Executive Member Innowatio has announced today that it is joining the Smart Energy Demand Coalition and has taken a seat on the association’s Board. The Innowatio group offers its clients state-of-the-art services for an integrated management of their energy issues along the entire value chain. The services include energy efficiency, portfolio management and green power supply, direct marketing of power from renewable energy resources and flexible management of distributed power plants,… Read More

Successful launch for the E-Mobility Platform

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On Thursday April 16, the Electro-Mobility Platform hosted a successful launch event. High-placed speakers from EU institutions, associations and companies voiced strong support in favour of the electrification of transport to reach the decarbonisation objectives: ''The EU needs to speed up electrification and be leader in clean transport'', said Henrik Hololei, Director-General at DG MOVE, at the launch of the Platform for Electro-Mobility yesterday evening in Brussels. The new #electromobility platform unites businesses and stakeholders from the road, rail and electricity supply sectors… Read More
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