Title: Demand response status in EU Member States
Publisher: Publications Office of the European Union
Publication Year: 2016
JRC N°: JRC101191
ISBN: 978-92-79-59818-0 (PDF)
978-92-79-59817-3 (print)
978-92-79-74165-4 (ePub)
ISSN: 1831-9424 (online)
1018-5593 (print)
Other Identifiers: EUR 27998 EN
OP LD-NA-27998-EN-N (online)
OP LD-NA-27998-EN-C (print)
OP LD-NA-27998-EN-E (ePub)
URI: http://publications.jrc.ec.europa.eu/repository/handle/JRC101191
DOI: 10.2790/962868
Type: eBook
Abstract: This paper reviews the current status of European Member States’ regulation supporting Demand Response and Aggregation in the wholesale, balancing and ancillary electricity markets, as stipulated in Article 15 of the Energy Efficiency Directive. Demand Response is able to increase the system’s adequacy and to substantially reduce the need for investment in peaking generation by shifting consumption away from times of high demand. It can act as a cost effective balancing resource for variable renewable generation. Adding stability to the system, it lowers the need for coal and gas fired spinning reserves – most running power plants burn fuel continuously in order to be ready to supply power at short notice. It furthermore decreases the need for local network investments, as it shifts consumption away from peak hours in regions with tight network capacity. Demand Response delivers these benefits by providing consumers – residential, commercial or industrial – with control signals and/or financial incentives to adjust their consumption at strategic times.
JRC Directorate:Energy, Transport and Climate

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