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WG3 Demand side, metering and retail

Chairman

Maher Chebbo, SAP

Description of the Working Group and Objectives

Demand, metering and retail

As an alternative solution to storage of the produced energy, demand response can provide a solution for the difficulty to predict renewable energy sources like solar and wind energy. The consumer is no longer a passive entity but becomes an active participant to the market, offering flexibility to the balancing responsible parties. To enable this, an adequate and harmonized market model is crucial.

Aggregators provide the link between the smart consumer and the market. However, technical and regulatory challenges still exist to provide an optimal integration of the smart consumer with the market.

In order to enable demand response and harvest the yet unknown potential of residential, industrial and commercial flexibility, smart meters should be rolled out. By 2020, more than 200 million smart meters should be installed in the member states. However, the specific functionalities of the smart meters that are currently installed are far from standardized.

Members

WG3 last meetings

  • 09/10/2015: Call on energy digitalization
  • 28/09/2015: Conference call
  • 07/09/2015: Call on energy digitalization 
  • 03/07/2015: Physical meeting in Brussels.
  • 27/04/2015: Telco. Update on the activities of Steering Committee and Secretariat, mainly the national smart grid platform workshop 28-04 and the General Assembly 29-04. Feedback on Grid+ Storage Project.
  • 04/11/2014: Physical meeting. Reviewing priorities for the work
  • 02/09/2014: Telco. Gathering priorities for the work programme 2016-2017
  • 25/07/2014: Telco. Discussion comments and strategic decision to base the comments on horizon 2020 and EEGI documentation
  • 02/07/2014: Physical meeting. Discussion of the initial comments on active demand and aggregation
  • 26/06/2014: Physical meeting. Update on activities and interaction ETP – EEGI, Grid+ gap analysis and Integrated Roadmap
  • 19/05/2014: Telco. Discussion mailing list and future communication
  • 24/03/2014: Physical meeting. Kick off meeting, set up of strategic goals and future communication

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