SEDC Background Paper: The Importance of Smart Charging – April 2017

The electrification of transport is vital to reduce CO2 emissions and overall air pollution. Electrified transportation, also known as ‘e-mobility’, has the potential to be a significant source of flexibility…

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…

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…

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…

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…

SEDC Position Paper: Data Access in the Electricity Market – September 2016

Availability, certainty and access to energy and pricing data is the backbone of a consumer-centric and smart energy system. The new SEDC Position Paper on Data Access outlines how consumers and…

Monitoring Demand-Side Flexibility: Assessing the potential and market uptake of Demand-Side Flexibility in the European energy system – July 2016

Measurement tools are essential for Europe to monitor progress towards the Energy Union objectives. The SEDC white paper offers specific indicators to assess and monitor the current market uptake and…

SEDC Position Paper on Price Signals in Electricity Markets – July 2016

In an efficient energy market that enables the cost-effective participation of all flexibility options, including Demand-side Flexibility, market prices should reflect the real value of electricity at any moment. The…

Demand Response at the DSO level

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.…

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…