(by Francesco Mancini)
The EU has set ambitious targets for both the short and long term with the 2020 climate and Energy package as well as a commitment to reduce greenhouse gas emission by 80-95% by 2050. UE has set ambitious target by 2030 as well both on renewable energy production and greenhouse gas reduction.
DSR could be a crucial solution in order to get the mentioned targets because of its benefits. In fact DSR creates value for the consumers by allowing them to be rewarded for changing their consumption behaviour and therefore providing flexibility to the system operators and helping them to maintain the grid balanced. In addition DSR will also play a key role in the reduction of additional generation and proportionally enhance the role of renewables in the energy supply, thus making it more secure and reducing the risk of price spikes due to political instability in the supplier countries.