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 response to CEER consultation on Flexibility at Distribution level – May 2017

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SEDC Background Paper: The Importance of Smart Charging – April 2017

The electrification of transport is vital to reduce CO2 emissions and overall air pollution. Electrified transportation, also known as ‘e-mobility’, has the potential to be a significant source of flexibility in the overall energy system, helping the grid to integrate more renewable energy in a reliable way.  Smart charging thus has the potential to allow electric vehicles to work in harmony with the grid, acting as a form of demand response, rather than simply additional demand.   With the right… Read More

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… Read More

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… Read More
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The SEDC is recruiting a Junior Analyst

You will be part of a dynamic international team in the EU area in Brussels. Your tasks will focus on the technical, economic and regulatory aspects of enabling demand-side flexibility within the European energy system. We offer a 6-month contract with a possibility of a subsequent permanent position. Main responsibilities - Support to the SEDC on technical matters - Participation in relevant stakeholder groups related to Network Codes and Energy Market Design - Contribution to SEDC publications and briefing papers… Read More

Unlock demand side flexibility for European consumers, innovation and the climate

21 June 2017 – Signatories of this letter welcome the Clean Energy Package as the means to set in place new rules for a consumer-centred European energy system, by implementing the three stated EU objectives: putting energy efficiency first, achieving global leadership in renewable energies and providing a fair deal for consumers. Demand side flexibility is a resource that not only benefits and empowers individual consumers, both private and professional, but also reduces total system costs, facilitates renewables integration and contributes to… Read More

Open Letter: Bringing sustainability & smartness into European Buildings: Let’s not miss the chance brought by the EPBD Revision

6 June 2017 – The SEDC together with 14 associations represent millions of jobs in Europe and a wide range of business players which provide, implement and/or use energy technologies and services in buildings published a letter in support of the recently proposed recast of the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD) by the European Commission. We are, however, convinced that its impact can be improved, creating a win-win situation for Europe’s society, from consumers to market actors and governments. A more… Read More

Joint industry comments on strengthening TBS in the EBPD review

4 June 2017 – Ahead of the European Parliament and Council positions on the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD) review, the SEDC and 6 other associations – active in the heating, cooling, refrigeration, air-conditioning, heat-pump, ventilation, building monitoring and engineering industries, representing millions of jobs in Europe – jointly renew their call for an ambitious EPBD and a strengthened focus on Technical Buildings Systems (TBS). Today, despite the obvious benefits, basic building automation and control functionalities of heating, cooling, ventilation systems, lighting… Read More

SEDC partners with Intersolar on Smart Renewable Energy

Brussels, 17 May 2017 – The Smart Energy Demand Coalition (SEDC) has concluded a partnership agreement with Intersolar Europe to strengthen the event dimension on “Smart Renewable Energy”. The conference and trade fair takes place in Munich, Germany, from 30 May to 2 June 2017. As the energy transition in Europe advances, the role of smart solutions for improved consumer services and the optimal integration of decentralised resources into the electricity system has moved to the forefront. Intersolar Europe is… Read More
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