Engerati is bringing a news item on the gradual introduction of demand response in Europe. It specifically features EnerNOC, the DR company from the USA taking over (USA-west-coast style) two European companies: Entelios (Germany) and Activation (Ireland). Demand response in Europe is less well developed that in the USA. Regulatory and market-structure are too much focussed on generation and do not treat demand side control on an equal fotting everywhere. But also the market is less interesting: European grids are pretty good and well coupled in general.