How to engage consumers in demand response : a contract perspective
Title: How to engage consumers in demand response : a contract perspective
Author: HE, Xian; KEYAERTS, Nico; AZEVEDO, Isabel; MEEUS, Leonardo; HANCHER, Leigh; GLACHANT, Jean-Michel
Citation: Utilities Policy, 2013, Vol. 27, pp. 108–122
Series/Number: [Florence School of Regulation]; [THINK]
ISSN: 1878-4356; 0957-1787
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.
Initial version: http://hdl.handle.net/1814/28358
Version: Published version of EUI RSCAS WP 2013/76 Loyola De Palacio Programme on Energy Policy
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