How to Engage Consumers in Demand Response: A Contract Perspective
38 Pages Posted: 14 Feb 2014
Date Written: October 1, 2013
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
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