Explicit Demand Response In Europe – Mapping the Markets 2017
The empowerment of consumers is increasingly recognised as a central driver of the energy transition, enabling a cleaner, healthier and cost-effective energy system. The report maps the progress of Member States in enabling “explicit” Demand Response, reviewing the regulatory structures of 18 countries: 16 EU Member States, plus Norway and Switzerland. The research shows that there has been an overall increase of interest in enabling Demand Response in almost of all the countries examined and notable progress has been achieved…
SEDC Position Paper: Unlocking the Flexibility of Buildings – March 2017
Buildings have a key role to play in the energy transition, and specifically in demand response. As we move towards a greener, smarter energy system, the building, and its ability to connect to its surroundings, must be viewed as an active and flexible part of the overall energy ecosystem. The Commission’s Clean Energy Package provides a much-needed regulatory framework for consumer flexibility and demand response in Europe, from access to dynamic pricing contracts and smart meters, to equal treatment for all energy…
SEDC White Paper: Empowering Residential and SME Consumers – October 2016
As the European energy system progresses, the need to empower the consumer has become an increasingly more important and central theme for the future of European energy policy. Yet today, only a small amount of (Residential and SME) consumers are able to actively participate in the energy market or track their energy use. After having clarified the motivation and benefits related to demand-side flexibility, the SEDC White Paper outlines specific challenges to enabling the employment of Demand-Side Flexibility at the residential and…
SEDC Position Paper: Explicit and Implicit Demand-Side Flexibility – September 2016
Two types of Demand-Side Flexibility can be distinguished; implicit and explicit DSF. The SEDC position paper outlines important provisions that need to be implemented in order to ensure that both explicit and implicit Demand-Side Flexibility can develop in a market.