Presentations EUW17 in Amsterdam

We have had so many interesting discussions last week at the European Utility Week – and have met with so many energy professionals who, like us, are passionate to help the smart energy industry...

Let’s meet at EUW17 in Amsterdam

USEF, its associated professionals and its demonstration projects will be well represented at European Utility Week in Amsterdam next week. Come and meet us to learn more about our work and share ideas about...


On 1st October, USEF is moving to another office at the same premises. Obviously, most of our communication is digital but, should you have noted our address for postal reasons, please update the building...

More on congestion management

Didier Halkin, who has responsibility for market models at ORES (Belgium) and is a member of USEF’s DSO Workstream, will present at European Utility Week Summit on 4 October. His presentation will provide information on...

Clean energy for all

We are closely following the ongoing political discussions in the European Parliament on a definitive set of rules for a harmonized European Market for Clean Energy. We believe the winter package is an important...

DSO Workstream update

USEF’s DSO workstream kicked off in March, with representatives of EDSO, GEODE and Eurelectric and DSOs from Belgium, Denmark, Ireland, Germany, Finland, Italy, Norway and The Netherlands. The workstream is analysing six different congestion...

EG3 Deployment of Demand Response

On 23 May, we participated in the preliminary meeting of an EU work group focused on the deployment of demand response, as part of its Smart Grids Task Force. The group aims to analyse...
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Dutch market model for smart energy wins two awards at the 8th European Smart Energy Awards

At the award ceremony of the European Smart Energy Awards in London, USEF Foundation and smart energy pilot ‘EnergieKoplopers’ have received the Energy Market Innovation of the Year Award and the Smart Energy Roll Out Innovation Award. The Smart Energy Awards are part of the Smart Energy UK & Europe Summit in London. They are…

Press release Actility DNV GL

BARCELONA, Spain – 15 November 2016 – Actility, innovator in smart grid applications such as demand response, is the first company to be declared compliant with the majority of requirements of USEF. USEF is an open standard intended to accelerate an integrated smart energy future that is efficient, sustainable, and cost effective. The audit of…

OpenADR and USEF take first steps to standardize flexibility programs

OpenADR Alliance, USEF Foundation Partnership takes first step to standardize flexibility programs Updated OpenADR Demand Response Program Guide to Include New Program Templates for Europe MORGAN HILL, Calif., OCT. 12, 2016: The year-long collaboration between the OpenADR Alliance and USEF (Universal Smart Energy Framework) Foundation has already resulted in the creation of several new Demand…

USEF wins European Smart Energy Award 2016

Universal Smart Energy Framework wins Smart Grid Network & Communication Award at the European Smart Energy Awards  European Smart Energy Awards 2016 recognises excellence, innovation and creativity in the Smart Energy Industry and acknowledges those who are playing a defining role in moving the industry forward Universal Smart Energy Framework (USEF) delivers one common standard…

USEF and OpenADR announce MoU

USEF and OpenADR sign strategic Memorandum of Understanding fostering cooperation in connecting and optimizing smart energy systems  Memorandum of Understanding aims to support large-scale deployment of demand-side flexibility by establishing a world-wide standard that enables interoperability between appliances and operators of demand response programs Partners to coordinate positions and develop USEF specific OpenADR demand response…

USEF launch press release

New market model enables trade in flexible energy use Vienna, 3 November 2015  – A consortium of seven Dutch energy market players presented the Universal Smart Energy Framework (USEF) during the European Utility Week in Vienna. USEF describes a new market model enabling trade in flexible energy use and helping all participants in the energy…

USEF nominated for award


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Dec 07 2016

Closing conference Smart Energy Collective

Nov 28 2016

End Symposium EnergieKoplopers

Nov 17 2016

European Utility Week

Feb 02 2017

8th Smart Energy UK & Europe

The 8th Annual Smart Energy Europe & Future Utility Summit 2017 will be held in London. A 2-day event packed full with multiple conferences and the exclusive 8th Annual Smart Energy Awards Ceremony.

Jun 26 2017

Innogrid 2020+

InnoGrid2020+ is THE EU event on innovation in electricity networks. The European Network of Transmission System Operators for Electricity (ENTSO-E) and the European Distribution System Operators for Smart Grids (EDSO) will focus this sixth edition on the arising network of networks, where power grids and transport, telecom and IT, digital and physical link up in an unprecedented manner. Special attention will be devoted to the rapidly evolving transmission-distribution interface.

May 11 2017

3rd Annual European Ancillary Services & DRM Forum

A meeting on ways to achieve a better integration of flexible demand - network management and energy market objectives

May 19 2017

Smart steering: ready to scale or not?

TKI Urban Energy initiative with formal titel 'Slimme Aansturing vóór en achter de meter, klaar voor grootschalige toepassing of nog niet?'

Oct 03 2017

European Utility Week

USEF, its associated professionals and its demonstration projects will be well represented at European Utility Week in Amsterdam. Come and meet us to learn more about our work and share ideas about the development of an integrated flexibility market.

Oct 26 2017

From Energiewende to Energy Transition: European Perspectives on Smart Energy Systems

In Germany the process of „Energiewende“ which stands for energy transition has been started almost two decades ago. Nowadays, we entered the second phase of energy transition: Integrating large shares of RES into the digitized, smart energy system.

The large-scale project WindNODE from northeastern Germany wants to start a joint discussion with different European regions that face similar challenges when it comes to the next steps of energy transition. It aims at initiating an exchange of ideas and know-how within Europe and looking forward to a future energy union. USEF will present their thoughts on increasing harmonisation in Europe.

Nov 28 2017

WindEurope Conference

As the wind industry continues its unprecedented growth, join over 8,000 participants this November for the WindEurope Conference & Exhibition in the Amsterdam RAI Exhibition and Convention Centre. For three days this November, Amsterdam will become the epicentre for knowledge exchange, thought-leadership and debate in the wind energy sector.

35 conference sessions covering 8 topics will keep attendees up to speed with the latest innovations and insights relevant to every aspect of the wind sector, including market developments, supply chain, turbine technology, and much more. USEF will present during the first day of the conference.

Nov 20 2017


FLEXCON 2017 explores this new era of ‘Flexible Energy’ by hosting a 2 day event where all disciplines, platforms, technologies, knowledge and experience come together for a ground breaking conference.


Feb 07 2018

E-world energy & water 2018

E-World Energy& Water 2018 is Europe's leading energy trade fair. This will take place from 6-8th February. USEF will be presenting on the 7th of February in a new forum on Trading & Finance.