Joint Statement - Demand Response in industry: when industrial flexibility supports competitiveness and climate neutrality

03/06/2020

Energy-intensive industries and industrial Demand Response (DR) companies welcome the initiative by the European Commission to shape an Energy System Integration Strategy to support the objectives of the European Green Deal.

Energy-intensive industries are indispensable to Europe’s economy. Their role in the clean energy transition and contribution to climate neutrality is of crucial importance.

To lead this change, a truly forward-looking Energy System Integration Strategy should support the objectives of the European Green Deal and be consistent with the recently adopted Clean Energy Package. We have come together to highlight the importance of industrial DR in supporting companies to cost-effectively contribute to climate-neutrality while minimising energy system costs and facilitating renewables integration, and to seize new business opportunities resulting from a smart integration of different sectors.

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