On 5 October, T&D Europe co-signed a joint letter calling the European Commission to accelerate the implementation of the Electricity Market Design's key provisions for demand-side flexibility (DSF).
Demand reduction and optimisation are at the heart of recent emergency interventions adopted by the EU. It requires a signal to which consumers can react. Hence, the Commission should refrain from suggesting market interventions and blunted price signals that undermine the foundations of the consumer-centric EU Electricity Market Decisn adopted in 2019.
The Commissioner for Energy, Kadri Simson, replied to the letter this week recogonising DSF both as a short-term and long-term solution and indicates that it is closly monitoring the implementation of the EMD. It also indicates that DSF is central to the Commission's considerations for the upcoming EMD revision.
More information about our joint letter here.