Active customer: means a customer or a group of jointly acting customers who consume, store or sell electricity generated on their premises, including through aggregators, or participate in demand response or energy efficiency schemes provided that these activities do not constitute their primary commercial or professional activity.
Aggregator: means a market participant that combines multiple customer loads or generated electricity for sale, for purchase or auction in any organised energy market.
Conventional meter: means an analogue meter or an electronic meter with no capability to both transmit and receive data.
Control: means rights, contracts or any other means which, either separately or in combination and having regard to the considerations of fact or law involved, confer the possibility of exercising decisive influence on an undertaking, in particular by:
(1) ownership or the right to use all or part of the assets of an undertaking;
(2) rights or contracts which confer decisive influence on the composition, voting or decisions of the organs of an undertaking.
Customer: means a wholesale or final customer of electricity.
Demand response: means the change of electricity load by final customers from their normal or current consumption patterns in response to market signals, including time-variable electricity prices or incentive payments, or in response to acceptance of the final customer's bid, alone or through aggregation, to sell demand reduction or increase at a price in organised markets as defined in Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) No 1348/2014.
Electricity supply contract: means a contract for the supply of electricity, but does not include an electricity derivative.
Energy efficiency /demand-side management: means the ratio of output of performance, service, goods or energy, to input of energy.
Energy from renewable sources: means energy from renewable non-fossil sources, in particular wind, solar (solar thermal and solar photovoltaic), geothermal energy, ambient heat, hydropower and tide, ocean, wave energy , and combustible renewables: biofuels, bioliquids, biogas, solid biofuels and combustible wastes of renewable origin.
Energy storage: means, in the electricity system, deferring an amount of the electricity that was generated to the moment of use, either as final energy or converted into another energy carrier.
Final customer: means a customer purchasing electricity for his own use.
Household customer: means a customer purchasing electricity for his own household consumption, excluding commercial or professional activities.
Independent aggregator: means an aggregator that is not affiliated to a supplier or any other market participant.
Local energy community: means an association, a cooperative, a partnership, a non-profit organisation or other legal entity which is effectively controlled by local shareholders or members, generally value rather than profit-driven, involved in distributed generation and in performing activities of a distribution system operator, supplier or aggregator at local level, including across borders.
Near-real time: means, in the context of smart metering, the time, usually down to seconds, that elapses between data recording and their automated processing and transmission for use or information purposes.
Non-household customer: means a natural or legal person purchasing electricity which is not for their own household use and includes producers (industrial customers, small and medium sized enterprises businesses) and wholesale customers.
Security: means both security of supply and provision of electricity, and technical safety.
Smart Meter: means an electronic device that can measure energy consumption.
Smart Metering System: is a system that includes one or more smart meters and collects, validates and distributes metering data.
Supply: means the sale, including resale, of electricity to customers.
Wholesale customer: means a natural or legal person purchasing electricity for the purpose of resale inside or outside the system where he is established.
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