The revised EPBD offers a unique opportunity to unlock the flexibility of buildings, to use them as a source of demand response for the overall electricity system and grid, and to boost innovation, investment and competition in European industry. As the business association for demand-side flexibility in Europe, the SEDC calls on ITRE MEPs to vote in favour of a strong EPBD next week.
The SEDC welcomes strengthened provisions under the rapporteurship of Bendt Bendtsen MEP on:
- The smartness indicator, which would give a recognisable and marketable identification of the available demand flexibility of a building.
- Building automation and control systems requirements for large non-residential buildings which ensure that demand response can take place seamlessly and without inconvenience to consumers and building owners.
- Charging infrastructure for electric vehicles, although ambition could have been higher.
- Innovative financing options.
The Smart Energy Demand Coalition (SEDC) is happy to announce that Nuvve has joined the association!
Please find below further information on the SEDC’s latest member:
Nuvve Corp. is a San Diego based company, whose mission is to lower the cost of electrical vehicle (EV) ownership while supporting the integration of renewable energy sources, such as wind and solar. Their Grid Integrated Vehicle platform GIVe™ transforms EVs into grid assets when charging while guaranteeing the expected level of charge when the vehicle owner needs it. The aggregation of thousands of electric vehicles into a virtual power plant using the GIVe platform, allows Nuvve to participate in electricity markets with a power capacity comparable to traditional generators. Based on vehicle to grid technology or V2G, the GIVe platform gives benefits to public organisations, businesses and homes by reducing the cost of electric infrastructure and reducing CO2 emissions.
For more information, please visit www.nuvve.com
The Smart Energy Demand Coalition (SEDC) extends a warm welcome to its newest members: MClimate and olivoENERGY!
Please find below further information on the SEDC’s latest companies that joined:
MClimate is an IoT company which develops affordable home automation solutions. Our universal smart -home devices retrofit the appliances people already own and use. Established in Bulgaria in 2015 the company focuses on comfort, security and energy savings.
Our product Bobbie turns standard water heaters into grid interactive ones. This smart gadget provides utilities with a technical end-customer solution for managing behind-the-meter “flexible load”. Electric utility companies can use Bobbie for their demand response programs with residential customers.
For more information visit: www.mclimate.eu
olivoENERGY, a policy advisory service, has its focus on energy and mobility and it translates EU energy policy and directives into guidance towards the energy transition.
For businesses and industry, olivoENERGY actively participates in EU directives process and policy strategy for your industry interest, opening business opportunities. olivoENERGY supports governments, business and citizens to embrace decarbonisation.
For more information, please visit www.olivoenergy.com
On 19.09.2017, the SEDC together with Member States, companies and other associations signed the Tallinn E-energy Declaration.
The SEDC, together with the other signatories, welcomes the openness towards digitalisation of the energy sector and the changes, innovation and new business models this brings. The declaration contains many important statements for the progression to the future energy system. It:
- Welcomes the efforts of the Energy Union to ensure secure, sustainable, competitive and affordable energy and the current work on the Clean Energy Package legislation to achieve these objectives
- Recognises the vast potential of digital solutions in the energy sector and the need for better cooperation across all sectors for delivering on our common energy and environmental objectives
- Underlines that digitalisation of the energy sector empowers consumers, facilitates the emergence of prosumers, demand side response solutions and the uptake of break-through technologies and benefits all market participants
- Recognising that deploying digital solutions is most effective through sharing best practices and making use of various financing possibilities
- Acknowledges the paramount role of increased energy efficiency, enhanced uptake of renewable energy, and active consumers in the energy market in the clean energy transition in Europe
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The ITRE Committee’s scrutiny of the Electricity Regulation and Directive is the opportunity to align legislation to the emerging flexible, competitive and environmentally-friendly energy system of the future. Within the Market Design package, the SEDC advocates for the general market principles of equal treatment for all solutions and all players. This means non-discriminatory market access for demand response and storage alongside generation, in all organised markets, and the fair treatment of new market entrants and new service providers, alongside established, traditional actors.
From households and SMEs, to large industrial customers; the functioning of the energy markets should allow every consumer the possibility to save money on their bills, to earn money through selling their flexibility, to reduce costs for the entire system, and to play an active role in the energy transition.
Unlocking flexibility in the system could collectively save national governments billions of Euros each year both in terms of reduced network investments and on the generation side. It will contribute to security of supply and reduce dependency on imports from third countries. It will help to integrate more renewables into the energy mix, matching consumer demand to their variable generation.
The Smart Energy Demand Coalition (SEDC) is delighted to welcome Vestas and Smapee as members!
Please find below further information on the SEDC’s latest members:
Vestas is the global energy company dedicated exclusively to wind energy – improving business case certainty and reducing the cost of energy for our customers. Vestas works in close partnership with customers to offer the most effective solutions towards energy independence. Our core business is the development, manufacturing, sale and maintenance of wind power plants – with competencies that cover every aspect of the value chain from site studies to service and maintenance.
For more information, please visit www.vestas.com
Smappee develops innovative solutions that foster sustainable energy consumption. Its smart monitors analyze the use of solar energy, gas, water and electricity – they were the first ones to track electricity consumption down to appliance level for all important devices. Users get insights via itemized bills and discover their energy consumption, energy guzzlers, standby power, etc. in real-time, at anytime and anywhere via the Smappee app. The Smappee Comfort Plugs and partnerships with third party IOT solutions empower consumers to turn their house into a smarter and better home. The professional version offers SMEs and multi-sites real-time data on one or multiple sites using the same easy installation and user-friendly app as the consumer version. Smappee envisions to change its users’ energy habits by making saving energy fun and to reduce their energy consumption without compromising on comfort. This ensures that both the user and the environment benefit from Smappee’s efficiency solutions.
For more information, visit www.smappee.com
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.
– 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 related to the above topics
– Participation in research projects (as part of international consortia)
– Interaction with the SEDC membership on all relevant topics
– Active involvement in SEDC Task Forces and Committees
Desired skills and experience
– A university degree in engineering, physics, energy economics or similar disciplines
– At least 6 months of relevant working experience
– Solid knowledge of the energy system in Europe
– Good organisational, networking and communication skills
– Interest in supporting the transition of the European energy system
– Analytical, curious and flexible approach and attitude
– Ability to work independently and as part of a team
– Fluency in written and spoken English, knowledge of an additional European language is an asset
If you are inspired by the position, please apply with a motivation letter and CV to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please quote “Application Junior Analyst” as a subject when submitting your application.
The deadline for applications is 9 a.m. on Monday, 28 August 2017. We regret that we will only be able to reply to candidates who have been short-listed for interviews, within two weeks of the deadline. We thank you for your understanding.
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 building Europe’s smart energy leadership.
This remarkable resource however suffers from important market failures that the ‘Clean energy for all Europeans’ package attempts to address. Signatories of this letter, all strong advocates for demand side flexibility, urge you to include the necessary proposals to develop demand side flexibility in the final legislation, and ensure consistent enforcement through thorough planning and reporting obligations in the Governance regulation report.
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 ambitious revision of the EPBD will not only reduce building’s energy consumption (currently responsible for 40% of final energy demand), but will also enable a more end-user focused, more decarbonized and more digital energy system.
Thus, We urge EU Members States and the European Parliament to support an ambitious revision of the EPBD and to strengthen key elements of the Commission’s proposal.
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 and blind integration as well as regular service and maintenance are often missing or being neglected, although they could trigger energy savings of over 30% at very low payback times