This report quantifies the economic benefits that flexible industrial demand (FID) can bring in the European context. The first part of the report looks at the economic benefits from the perspective of the whole power system (i.e. the societal perspective). The second part of the report assesses the economic benefits from the perspective of a single flexible industrial consumer.
This report presents a simplified version of our methodology for assessing the flexibility of industrial electricity users and its value. The simplification aims at satisfying the following requirements:
- Being cost effective and time efficient
- Resulting in estimations that are of a sufficient accuracy for decision making
- The user requires no specific modelling and optimization expertise
This report reviews the current status of European Member States’ regulation supporting Demand Response and Aggregation in the wholesale, balancing and ancillary electricity markets. It also discussed new insights on key success criteria for Demand Response which are in line with and benefit from Europe’s competitive market design.
IndustRE has selected 6 potential case study candidates covering 5 countries and 4 industry sectors on which the methodology for optimal valorization of flexible industrial demand will be applied. This document provides an overview on the selection process of the candidates.
This guide by National Grid UK aims to provide large demand users with all the information they need to profit from opportunities in Demand Side Response (DSR). The rapidly changing landscape with more and more renewables coming on line and advances in technology creates new challenges for the grid operator and the broader industry, but also presents exciting opportunities for large commercial and industrial energy users.
Bilateral agreements for the supply of variable renewable electricity to industrial users with flexible demand.
Two of the business models identified by the IndustRE project in the report “Business Models and Market Barriers” for reaping the benefits of flexible industrial demand, directly involve industrial electricity users and variable energy producers.
This report, as an “implementation tool” to facilitate the adoption of those business models, sets the foundations for developing bilateral contracts, which can be used by the involved parties in order to sort out their mutual relations both in case there is on-site and off-site variable renewable energy generation.
These model contracts have been adopted and translated into the national language of the following countries:
|Business Model / Country||Electricity Bill Reduction with on-site VRE||Supply from a VRE Plant through the Public Grid|
|Belgium||in French||in French|
|France||in French||in French|
|Italy||in Italian||in Italian|
|Germany||in German||in German|
|Spain||in Spanish||in Spanish|
|UK||in English||in English|
This report relies on the previous IndustRE analysis of the regulatory context in the target countries and the business models that were identified. In doing so it goes a step further by a) looking at the local regulatory context for flexible demand b) defining the most suitable business models in relation to electricity market design and actors in target countries c) investigating the flexibility potentials in the countries and d) looking if and how a price for flexible demand in the target countries can be assigned.
Finally this information is brought together to define specific business models. Besides this a methodology for their calculation is specified.
This document (C16-FTF-08-04) is a short paper focussing on flexibility. It is intended to serve as a working paper dealing with the current status for flexible response in the European electricity market. The report especially aims to highlight challenges for the integration of Demand Side Flexibility (DSF).
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. To maintain system stability on an interactive and decentralised electricity mix, the use of energy consumer’s flexibility offers an increasingly important and valuable resource.
This White Paper by SEDC illustrates the value of demand-side flexibility as a smart and efficient option in the management of the distribution grids and discusses the changes needed in the regulatory framework to incentivise DSOs to use Demand Response as a cost-effective solution. A set of principles are identified for customer engagement in demand-side flexibility, and the role of DSOs as users of demand-side flexibility is addressed. The paper concludes with a set of key recommendations for demand-side flexibility in the distribution system.
This IndustRE report was developed by the Institute for Research in Technology (IIT), of Universidad Pontificia Comillas, with contributions from all project partners. It defines and describes the most suitable business models for the exploitation of demand flexibility by industrial consumers, either on their own or involving Variable Renewable Energy (VRE) generation.
This report also provides a clear picture of the regulatory and market frameworks, highlighting how they affect the implementation of these business models, especially in a set of target countries defined in the context of the IndustRE project (Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, Spain and UK).
In addition, the report presents the views and opinions of relevant stakeholders, such as system operators, regulators, industries and market agents, regarding existing barriers and opportunities for these business models and as a result, it exposes a set of preliminary recommendations for regulators and policymakers to help them improving the regulatory and market conditions.