UK, France and Germany lead on demand-side flexibility


Research firm Delta and decentralised energy solutions firm SmartEN have launched a new EU Market Monitor for Demand-Side Flexibility for 2019.

According to the report:

  • The UK, France and Germany are leading on demand-side flexibility integration.
  • Sweden, Spain and Portugal lag behind the rest of Europe for all areas covered in the report.
  • Industrial loads and distributed generators are the most commonly used DSF assets.
Eliano Russo, Head of E-Industries at Enel X, discusses how business models for utilities and energy providers are changing owing to flexibility.
  • Aggregators are dominating the DSF landscape and creating the market.
  • Industrial customers are the most engaged with DSF, over commercial and residential.

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The report looks at demand-side flexibility value stream availability and accessibility, monetisation and the breadth of customer engagement across 21 EU markets.