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. 


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

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… Read More

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. Read More
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Common Statement on The European Dream we share, sixty years after the Treaties of Rome: clean energy, innovation and jobs

The SEDC, together with a group of 6 organisations representing various actors from the EU energy sector,  have published a common statement on the European dream and the clean energy transition. A common energy policy was at the heart of the European project at its inception. Bringing  strategic assets together was seen as a stepping stone to rebuild a war shaken continent.  The resulting peace and prosperity allowed Europeans to work together on a coordinated energy policy hinging on a liberalized… Read More

New e-mobility platform paper on charging infrastructure

The Alternative Fuels Infrastructure Directive published in October 2014 aims at:  facilitating the deployment of private recharging points, mandating the build-up of sufficient numbers of publicly accessible charging stations and setting EU-wide harmonised standards for charging connectors as well as for user information requirements. While this is an important step in the right direction, a common understanding, increased Member States’ coordination and timely and appropriate implementation of the Directive across Europe will be crucial. To this end, this paper provides… Read More

The SEDC is recruiting a Senior Policy Adviser

The Smart Energy Demand Coalition SEDC is the European business association dedicated to making the demand side a smart and interactive part of the energy system. We represent members along the entire value chain, including research, technology, energy supply and services. You will be part of a dynamic international team in the EU area in Brussels. Your core tasks will involve the preparation and implementation of SEDC advocacy activities, in strong cooperation with our membership and the team. Main responsibilities: - Support to SEDC’s positioning… Read More

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

  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
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