Advising the ADE on Its Landmark DSR Code of Conduct for a Voluntary Code Compliance Scheme for DSR Aggregators

    View Author December 2018

    Ray O’Connor (partner, Birmingham), John Danahy (partner, London) and Rob Broom (associate, London) have advised the Association of Decentralised Energy (ADE)1 on the establishment of a demand side response (DSR) Code of Conduct (Code) ahead of the launch of a voluntary Code Compliance Scheme (Scheme) for DSR aggregators early next year. Called “Flex Assure”, the Code sets common standards for those who coordinate or “aggregate” demand response from individual consumers and will initially apply to commercial, industrial and public sector energy users. The team also advised on the establishment of a governance structure to administer the compliance scheme for the Code, as well as advising on the Scheme’s contractual framework with DSR providers (being members of the Scheme).