RE: The value of decentralised demand-side flexibility and storage – a clean, flexible and efficient energy supply for all

To the kind attention of Elisabeth KÖSTINGER
Federal Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, Environment and Water Management
Republic of Austria
Cc: EU 27 Energy Ministers and Permanent Representations to the EU

Dear Federal Minister,

Centralised energy storage technologies and industrial scale Demand Response will be a focus of the forthcoming Informal Energy Council and the High-Level Energy Conference “Charge for Change” in Linz on 17/18 September. These are innovative technological evolutions that we strongly welcome and support.

However, alongside these large-scale solutions, co-signatories of this declaration would like to highlight the importance of decentralised demand response and energy storage at commercial and residential level, including electric vehicles, to make the optimal use of all flexibility solutions.

In this perspective, Member States should grasp the immediate opportunity provided by the Electricity Market Design Directive and Regulation to support all types of flexibility and unlock their vast potentials for the energy system.

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