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. 


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

Enabling independent aggregation in the European electricity markets

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Demand Response has gained widespread policy support in Europe, reflected in robust regulatory initiatives, including the Third Energy Package, the Energy Efficiency Directive (EED) and the forthcoming Network Codes. In particular, article 15.8 of the EED stipulates that Demand Response and aggregators should participate alongside generation within the full range of organised electricity markets. European and international experience over the past decade demonstrates that competition around consumer-centered aggregation services is the key enabler of Demand Response growth. These services can… Read More

SEDC Policy Statement

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The Third Energy Package and the Energy Efficiency Directive opened new opportunities for demand-response programmes by establishing critical enabling principles, such as the access of demand-side resources to energy markets and ‘close cooperation with demand side service providers and consumers, to define technical modalities for (Demand Response) participation’ (Art. 15.8).   However, the implementation of these technical modalities is not being fully implemented in accordance with the Directive. Further reforms of the energy market at EU level should be undertaken… Read More

Mapping Demand Response in Europe Today

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The Smart Energy Demand Coalition (SEDC) is happy to announce its newly published report “Mapping Demand Response in Europe Today”. The European Commission has voiced its strong support for Demand Response within the Energy Efficiency Directive (EED). Article 15.8 of the EED outlined clear and specific requirements for Member States. The article requires national regulators and TSOs to allow consumer access to markets through Demand Response programs, to enable the participation of service providers such as aggregators and to enable and… Read More
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SEDC Free 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

New SEDC members: Cuculus, Delta-ee and Unión Fenosa Distribución!

SEDC PRESS RELEASE – June 2014, Brussels The Smart Energy Demand Coalition (SEDC) is delighted to welcome Cuculus, Delta-ee and Unión Fenosa Distribución as new members. These three companies will join SEDC membership which represents wide-ranging sectors of the European electricity industry – energy service providers, utilities, sustainability and industry associations, technology companies, and consulting and research organizations. Cuculus GmbH develops, implements, operates and supports server-based Smart Metering and Smart Home software solutions based on the open and meter vendor independent ZONOS platform. The… Read More

DNV GL, NEC Italy and Panasonic join the SEDC!

SEDC PRESS RELEASE - 3 March 2014 - Brussels   The Smart Energy Demand Coalition is delighted to welcome DNV GL, NEC Italy and Panasonic as new members. The SEDC, Europe’s industry group dedicated to promoting the requirements of demand side programmes in the European electricity markets, now consists of 47 members. SEDC’s members come from across the energy value chain: from retailers and aggregators to IT companies and consultancy firms.  Jessica Stromback, Executive Director of the SEDC states: “We are… Read More

Webinar: ‘Demand Response & Buildings’ (Feb. 6th 2014)

Commercial buildings are of particular interest given the significant load shifting potential they possess. The sector represents 30% of European load and on average these buildings can shift a minimum of 4% of their load, up to 15%. Moreover, the flexibility available in the commercial buildings sector is more readily exploitable than the residential sector where individual units and loads are small and more inelastic, and the industrial sector where production processes can be inflexible or complicated to on adjust. The goal of this Webinar is to provide an overview of… Read More
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