Options for the better integration of demand-side resources was written by Zsuzsanna Pató for the Directorate-General for Energy, European Commission. It covers options to further mobilise energy efficiency and demand-side flexibility in European power markets. These options are clustered into: 

  • Short-term actions: No need for legislative change, but will help energy efficiency and demand-side flexibility this winter and could be promoted as best practices. 
  • Solutions requiring legislative changes, including:
    • Limited edits or potential placeholders for further revisions that could be agreed on during the upcoming revision of the Electricity Directive and the Electricity Regulation, and potentially the ongoing finalisation of the Energy Efficiency Directive and the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive.
    • New ideas within the remit of these legislation pieces that could be introduced in the next round of revisions

This report is reprinted here with permission.