The Smart Energy Demand Coalition (SEDC) to discus the needs of Demand Side Programs in Europe

Smart Demand = Smart Grids Smart Energy Demand Coalition Launch Event

Online PR News – 20-March-2011 – – Brussels, Bruxelles ( onlineprnews ) March 15, 2011 - The Smart Energy Demand Coalition (SEDC) is a newly formed industry group, representing the entire energy value chain and cutting across all segments of the electricity industry. The SEDC is dedicated to promoting the requirements of Demand Side Programs, in order to further the development of the Smart Grid and ensure improved end-consumer benefits.

This SEDC ( ) Launch Event will discuss the central place of demand side programs for the successful implementation of Smart Grids in Europe with policy representatives and industry leaders.

SEDC Members: BPL Global, Capgemini, Cinterion, Delta, Digi International, DRSG, EDF, Electro Ljubila, eMeter, Enel, Enernoc, Entelios, ESMIG, Instituto Tecnológico de la Energía, Johnson Controls Inc, Jouleassets, Landis+Gyr, NOERR, Orange, PLMA, Prolan, Siemens, Silver Spring Networks, Smart Power Grid Poland, Sustainability First, The Climate Corporation, The European Demand Response Research Center, United Technologies Research Center Ireland, VaasaETT, Vodafone, ZigBee Alliance.

The SEDC ( ) supports the 2020 objectives: The Smart Grid is widely seen in Europe as a means to reach its 2020 objectives: 20% lowered energy consumption, 20% lowered CO2 emissions and 20% use of renewable energy resources. Intelligent cooperation between consumption and generation, acting as equal partners in a holistic energy eco-system, forms the heart of the intelligence of the Smart Grid.


19:00 “The deployment of Smart Grids in Europe – Discussion around the April 13th Communication” Marzena Rogalska, Member of Cabinet of Gunther Oettinger

19:20 “The Importance of the Demand Side in the Smart Grids” Fiona Hall European Parliament.

19:40 Panel Discussion: “What is needed for the successful development of demand side programs in Europe – an industry perspective”

- Philippe Raffin, Vice President Advanced Services, Schneider Electric
- John Harris, Vice President, Head of Governmental Affairs and Communications, Landis + Gyr
- Marko Svetina, CEO, European Demand Response Research Center
- Oliver Stahl, CEO, Entelios
- Chris King, Chief Regulatory Officey, eMeter

Moderated by Bernard Delpech, Deputy Executive Vice President, EDF R&D

20:15 Reception

Please RSVP by March 21st to

WHAT: SEDC European Launch Event ( )

WHEN: Tuesday 29, March 18:30-21:00

WHERE: Polakroom, Residence Palace, Rue de la Loi 155 - Bloc C 1040 Brussels