Power2Products. Demand side management in the heavy industry

At the request of the Top Sector Energy

Demand flexibility in the heavy industry can make a significant contribution to several important objectives: grid stability, pricing stability, reliable revenues for renewable energy and reduced need for subsidies. Demand flexibility can therefore facilitate the implementation of the Dutch Agreement on Energy for Sustainable Growth. Together with industrial energy users, network operators, energy producers and wind farm owners, Berenschot elaborated five business cases to see how demand flexibility in energy-intensive industries can be achieved to match the growing variations in energy supply and demand. This could mean selective additional demand when energy prices are low or demand reductions when prices are high. The aim is to add value for renewable energy producers, industrial energy consumers and the market as a whole. The full report (in Dutch) is available here. An English summary (in PowerPoint) will be available on request.

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