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. 


Demand Response at the DSO level

Enabling DSOs to harness the benefits of DSF (1)
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

10 Recommendations for an Efficient European Power Market Design

2016 is a decisive year for on the regulatory agenda.  EU decision-makers will have to put together a consistent framework that enables the further construction of the IEM and consolidates the transition to a decarbonised energy system in a competitive and reliable way . Demand-side resources can play a crucial role in making this transition efficient and affordable. For this to happen a set of coherent measures are necessary to remove barriers currently in place and implement a long-term vision for consumer engagement. The position… Read More

Mapping Demand Response in Europe Today 2015

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The empowerment of consumers is increasingly recognised as a central driver of the energy transition, enabling a cleaner, healthier and cost-effective energy system. Our report “Mapping Demand Response in Europe Today (2015)”, shows the progress of Member States in enabling “explicit” Demand Response programmes. It reviews the regulatory structures of 16 countries: 14 EU Member States, plus Norway and Switzerland. In order to further support these efforts, it then provides overarching guidelines and technical information on how consumer oriented Demand… Read More

Clarification of the standard processes required between BRPs and independent aggregators

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There is growing consensus among policy makers and market participants that Demand Response is a critical requirement for achieving a low carbon, efficient electricity market at a reasonable cost. This is reflected strongly within the European Network Codes, the Energy Efficiency Directive and the European Commission’s Energy Union Communication.   However in order for Demand Response to become a true and viable resource, a resource which has a measurable positive benefit on the system, it must gain sufficient market momentum… Read More
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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

“2016, time to deliver… an ambitious power market reform”

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Cross-sector group of industry associations call on EU to deliver flexible power markets The Smart Energy Demand Coalition and a group of other industry associations from different sectors have today called for ambitious proposals for electricity market reforms in 2016. The group of associations is challenging policymakers to adopt a flexible and dynamic energy system, making the best use of innovative and distributed supply and demand side participation. The Group of Associations call for three reforms: 1. Providing adequate price… Read More
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