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How to engage consumers in demand response: a contract perspective

  • Xian He
  • Nico Keyaerts
  • Isabel Azevedo, Leonardo Meeus, Leigh Hancher, Jean-Michel Glachant

Nowadays, the European electricity systems are evolving towards a generation mix that is more decentralised, less predictable and less flexible to operate. In this context, additional flexibility is expected to be provided by the demand side. Thus, how to engage consumers to participate in demand response is becoming a pressing issue. In this paper, we provide an analytical framework to assess consumers’ potential and willingness to participate in active demand response from a contract perspective. On that basis, we present policy recommendations to empower and protect consumers in their shift to active demand response participants.

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Paper provided by European University Institute in its series RSCAS Working Papers with number 2013/76.

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Date of creation: Oct 2013
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Handle: RePEc:rsc:rsceui:2013/76
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