How to Engage Consumers in Demand Response: A Contract Perspective

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Xian He

European University Institute

Nico Keyaerts

European University Institute

Isabel Azevedo

European University Institute

Leonardo Meeus

European University Institute; European University Institute - Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies (RSCAS)

Leigh Hancher

Tilburg Law School; Tilburg Law and Economics Center (TILEC)

Jean-Michel Glachant

Université Paris XI; European University Institute - Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies (RSCAS)

Date Written: October 1, 2013

Abstract

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.

Keywords: Electricity system; demand response; contract; energy policy

Suggested Citation

He, Xian and Keyaerts, Nico and Azevedo, Isabel and Meeus, Leonardo and Hancher, Leigh and Glachant, Jean-Michel, How to Engage Consumers in Demand Response: A Contract Perspective (October 1, 2013). Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies Research Paper No. 2013/76, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2378834 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2378834

Xian He (Contact Author)

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Nico Keyaerts

European University Institute ( email )

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Isabel Azevedo

European University Institute ( email )

Fiesole, Tuscany
Italy

Leonardo Meeus

European University Institute ( email )

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Leigh Hancher

Tilburg Law School

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Jean-Michel Glachant

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