Demand side flexibility is the ability of power consumers to reduce their demand in periods of peak load, possibly shifting demand to other periods. The organisation for the Nordic energy regulators, NordREG, has ordered two studies to explore the topic of Demand Side Flexibility in the Nordic Electricity system.

One study explores the status of demand side flexibility among Nordic distribution system operators (DSOs). It addresses concepts for utilising demand response and related regulatory issues, it also includes an interview study among selected DSOs in the Nordic countries:

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The other study contains a literature survey of demand side flexibility and assess the potential for, and benefit of demand side flexibility. Based on the survey, the report highlights implementation barriers and possible contributions from to reducing these barriers:

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