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

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

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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. 

Publications

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

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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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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

SEDC Webinar: Demand Response in Smart Cities, Dec. 4th.

The SEDC would like to invite you to join us on Thursday December, 4th 2014 at 16:00 CET for our free webinar on “Demand response in Smart Cities”.  The future of our electricity system is decentralised. In the coming years, the grid will evolve towards a more horizontal model where the local actors - and in particular consumers - will play a key role. Smart cities will be characterized by the inclusion of consumers as active parts in the management… Read More

SEDC Webinar: Demand Response in the residential sector (Sept. 26th)

Residential consumers hold one key role in the energy transition. As intermittent renewable energies continue to develop, the need for the demand of electricity to adapt to these fluctuations becomes vital for the electric system. Today, programmes and devices are already in place to enable households to play an active role. Listen to 3 leading companies in this field and learn about how to engage households in Demand Response programmes. Specialised in aggregation, research or technology, our guests will tell… Read More
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