Flexible Industrial Demand Assessment: Case Studies Summary

The report summarizes the results of demand response audits (DRA) at the premises of different energy intensive companies in various European countries for various business models.

A demand response audit (DRA) is a generic approach for identifying, evaluating, and exploitation of flexibility in a flexible industrial demand (FID). It can be used either for exploitation purposes of existing flexibility in the process, or during the process upgrade to make it more flexible (“design for flexibility”).


Policy Recommendations

This document starts from the business models proposed by the IndustRE project and formulates country-specific and Europe-wide policy recommendations that are necessary for the full value of these business models to be made available to the market players.


Quantifying the Economic Benefits of Flexible Industrial Demand

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.


Simplified methodology for optimal valorization of Flexible Industrial Demand

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

Demand response status in EU Member States

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.


Case Studies Candidates Selection

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.


Profiting from Demand Side Response

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.


Model Contracts

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



Adapted methodology for optimal valorization of Flexible Industrial Electricity Demand

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.


Scoping of flexible response CEER discussion paper

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).