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Five key actions for activating household demand-side flexibility

If the video is not visible, please accept all cookies to enable the player. Securing a clean, efficient and affordable power system is a complex undertaking in the best of times. The current energy crisis, however, has compounded the challenge with a cost-of-living crisis, the need to free Europe from its dependency on Russian fossil...

Report June 14, 2022

Power System Blueprint

By Zsuzsanna Pató, Bram Claeys, Michael Hogan, Andreas Jahn, Dominic Scott, Tim Simard, Sophie Yule-Bennett

Accomplishing climate neutrality by 2050 requires a zero-emissions power sector by the mid-2030s. Securing a decarbonized power system early will unlock pathways for the whole economy. One of the biggest challenges to accomplishing this ambitious goal is time—we have a need for speed if we want to meet decarbonization goals by 2035.   This is why RAP has c...

Climate and Public Health, Distributed Generation, Storage, and EVs, Energy Efficiency and Demand Response, Energy Resource Planning, Grid-Scale Renewables, Power Markets and Reliability, Pricing and Rate Design, Regulation and Governance Download View Summary
Report June 7, 2022

The joy of flex: Embracing household demand-side flexibility as a power system resource for Europe

By Sophie Yule-Bennett, Louise Sunderland

To meet its 2050 climate goals, Europe will need to purge its power sector of carbon emissions by the mid-2030s. This means integrating renewable energy resources such as wind and solar at an unprecedented scale and pace. Only one path allows for rapid decarbonisation while maintaining a reliable energy system, minimising system costs and increasing energy democr...

Demand Response, Integrating Renewable Energy Download View Summary
Policy Brief April 15, 2022

Price shock absorber: Temporary electricity price relief during times of gas market crisis

By Michael Hogan, Bram Claeys, Zsuzsanna Pató, Dominic Scott, Sophie Yule-Bennett, Monika Morawiecka

European policymakers are weighing possible responses to the extraordinary surge in energy prices and the consequences for citizens and industry. The European Commission expects to issue additional guidance in May, following analysis due in April from the Agency for the Cooperation of Energy Regulators. Targeted relief to vulnerable consumers should be undertaken...

Business Models, Governance, Market Design Download View Summary
Report August 9, 2021

Unlocking demand-side response in Turkey

By Sophie Yule-Bennett, Dominic Scott, Ahmet Acar

Turkey’s energy system has vast potential for integrating renewable energy and for smart technology innovation. Both of these advancements are crucial to decarbonise the power sector, improve grid efficiency and ensure resilience. Policy makers can play a pivotal role in helping Turkey achieve its clean energy vision by designing policies to maximise the value ...

Demand Response, Electric Vehicles, Energy Resource Planning Download View Summary