Demand Response in Europe

  • September 2013
  • -
  • Navigant Research
  • -
  • 46 pages

Market Size, Growth Forecast, Customer Segment Opportunities, and Program Deployments in Europe: Market Analysis and Forecasts

Europe is an emerging demand response (DR) market with significant opportunities for technology and services vendors in the years ahead. The continent’s energy market is undergoing a major transformation with new regulations across the European Union (EU). While the regulatory environment has historically been resistant to demand-side resources such as DR, barriers are gradually being removed. Government and regulatory agencies throughout Europe have begun to change the laws affecting the use of DR or are starting to take a serious look at the need for an overhaul of regulations blocking such use. In particular, the EU’s 20-20-20 energy mandate is having a considerable impact, coupled with national regulatory requirements around carbon emissions, energy efficiency, and the adoption of intermittent renewables. Perhaps most interesting is that several geographic areas in Europe, including the United Kingdom, France, and Ireland, are planning to introduce a capacity market that will further facilitate the adoption of DR.

The growing number of new entrants, especially aggregators, is another indicator that the market is increasingly becoming attractive to providers with DR capabilities. For example, KiWi Powers, RWE npower, Negawatt Business Solutions, and Entelios are relative newcomers as aggregators and energy management providers. At the same time, the major incumbents – based in either the United States or Europe – are taking steps to expand into the burgeoning European DR market. The increasing number of DR energy management vendors, plus a more favorable legislative structure, will be the key driving forces to fuel the adoption of DR. Navigant Research forecasts that annual spending on DR in Europe will grow from $139 million in 2013 to $777 million in 2020.
This Navigant Research report analyzes the emerging DR market in Europe. The study provides an analysis of market drivers and inhibitors that influence adoption decisions and behavior related to DR, with a focus on the regulatory environment. Market forecasts of DR sites, participants, load curtailment, and spending, broken out by country or region, customer segment (residential, commercial, and industrial), and program type, focus on five geographic areas and extend through 2020. The report also examines the state of DR adoption by country or region in Europe, as well as the competitive landscape.

Key Questions Addressed:

What are the key drivers for growth in the European demand response (DR) market?
What are some of the barriers for growth in the European DR market?
Which customer segments offer the best opportunities for DR growth?
Which European regions represent good prospects for DR today and tomorrow?
What amount of spending for DR can be expected in Europe from 2013 to 2020?

Who needs this report?

Smart grid companies
Demand response product vendors
Technology and services vendors
Electric utilities and grid operators
Curtailment service providers
Standards development organizations
Government agencies and policymakers
Investor community

Table Of Contents

1. Executive Summary

1.1 Introduction
1.1.1 DR Growth Opportunities
1.1.1.1 DR Load Curtailment and Spending

2. Market Issues

2.1 Introduction
2.2 The Regulatory Environment: A Major Barrier
2.2.1 Capacity Markets
2.2.2 Privacy and Data Protection Laws
2.2.3 The Role of the European Commission
2.2.4 The Agency for the Cooperation of Energy Regulators
2.3 Major Market Drivers
2.3.1 The EU’s Climate and Energy Package
2.3.2 Intermittent Renewables
2.3.3 Introduction of Electric Vehicles
2.3.4 Smart Metering and the Smart Grid
2.3.5 Technology-Enabling DR
2.3.6 Residential DR
2.3.7 Commercial and Industrial DR

3. Demand Response Adoption

3.1 DR Adoption by Country or Region
3.1.1 United Kingdom
3.1.1.1 Regulations
3.1.1.2 The Climate Change Act
3.1.1.3 Bill Introduces the United Kingdom’s First Capacity Market
3.1.1.4 National Grid
3.1.1.5 Distribution Network Operators
3.1.1.6 Aggregators
3.1.1.7 DR Programs
3.1.2 Ireland
3.1.2.1 DR Programs
3.1.3 France
3.1.3.1 DR Programs
3.1.3.2 Aggregators
3.1.4 Italy
3.1.4.1 DR Programs
3.1.5 Germany
3.1.5.1 DR Programs
3.1.6 Netherlands
3.1.7 Nordic Region
3.1.7.1 DR Projects
3.1.8 Rest of Europe
3.2 Competitive Landscape
3.2.1 Entelios AG
3.2.2 National Grid
3.2.3 Negawatt Business Solutions
3.2.4 RWE npower

4. Market Forecasts

4.1 Introduction
4.2 Assumptions Guiding This Forecast
4.3 DR Participation
4.3.1 DR Participation by Program Type
4.3.2 DR Participation by Country
4.4 DR Load Curtailment
4.5 DR Spending

5. Company Directory

6. Acronym and Abbreviation List

7. Table of Contents

8. Table of Charts and Figures

9. Scope of Study, Sources and Methodology, Notes

List of Charts and Figures

Demand Response Sites, Europe: 2013-2020
DR Participants by Market Segment, Europe: 2013-2020
DR Participation Rate by Market Segment, Europe: 2013-2020
Year-over-Year DR Participation Growth by Market Segment, Europe: 2014-2020
Participation by DR Program Type, Europe: 2013
Participation by DR Program Type, Europe: 2020
DR Participants by Major Country or Region, Europe: 2013-2020
Year-over-Year DR Participation Growth by Major Country or Region, Europe: 2014-2020
DR Load Curtailment by Market Segment, Europe: 2013-2020
Year-over-Year DR Load Curtailment Growth by Market Segment, Europe: 2014-2020
DR Load Curtailment by Major Country or Region, Europe: 2013-2020
DR Load Curtailment Share by Market Segment and Major Country or Region, Europe: 2013
Annual DR Spending by Market Segment, Europe: 2013-2020
Cumulative DR Spending by Market Segment, Europe: 2013-2020
OpenADR Client/Server Model
Commercial and Industrial ADR Process Flow

List of Tables

DR Sites by Market Segment, Europe: 2013-2020
DR Participants by Market Segment, Europe: 2013-2020
DR Participation Rate by Market Segment, Europe: 2013-2020
Year-over-Year DR Participation Growth by Market Segment, Europe: 2014-2020
Participation by DR Program Type, Europe: 2013
Participation by DR Program Type, Europe: 2020
DR Participants by Major Country or Region, Europe: 2013-2020
Year-over-Year DR Participation Growth by Major Country or Region, Europe: 2014-2020
DR Load Curtailment by Market Segment, Europe: 2013-2020
Year-over-Year DR Load Curtailment Growth by Market Segment, Europe: 2014-2020
DR Load Curtailment by Major Country or Region, Europe: 2013-2020
DR Load Curtailment Share by Market Segment and Major Country or Region, Europe: 2013
Average DR Spending per kW by Market Segment, Europe: 2013-2020
Annual DR Spending by Market Segment, Europe: 2013-2020
Cumulative DR Spending by Market Segment, Europe: 2013-2020

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