EDSO for Smart Grids is gathering 32 Distribution System Operators from 17 EU countries, covering 70 percent of the EU points of electricity supply, and cooperating to bring Smart Grids from vision to reality.
The association is committed to promote the reliability, the optimal management and the technical development of the electricity distribution grids while reaching the European targets of energy efficiency, reduction of greenhouse gas emissions, and higher share of renewable energy sources.
To be up to the challenge EDSO for Smart Grids is working as a key-interface between distribution system operators and European Institutions. To do so, we actively promotedemonstration projects ran by our members, we coordinate European projects, and we collaborate with standardization authorities and consumer associations.
High-level Policy Conference co-organised by the European Smart Metering Industry Group & the European Distribution System Operators for Smart Grids
EDSO for Smart Grids and ESMIG invite you the European Sustainable Energy Week High-Level Policy Conference. The event will focus on the status of implementation of smart metering in Europe.
The conference, jointly hosted by EDSO for Smart Grids and the Global Smart Grid Federation on 21-22 March, attracted some 160 high level Smart Grid stakeholders from around the world. Here are some highlights from the conference.
On 20-21 February, the second InnoGrid2020+ electricity grid RD&D seminar, jointly organised by ENTSO-E, EDSO for Smart Grids and GRID+, gathered more than 150 industry and member state representatives, researchers and policy makers in Brussels, to discuss the future needs for the European electricity system in order to reach the ambitious EU energy policy targets.
EDSO for Smart Grids fully supports the European Commission’s objectives to reach a sustainable, secure and competitive market in the energy system. By looking at the energy system holistically, the benefits of ensuring the realisation of central and distributed energy production facilities together with energy efficiency measures and demand side participation can be reaped.
Open and non-proprietary standards are indispensable for the smooth roll-out of smart electricity grids across Europe, optimising costs for consumers. To support the on-going EU smart grid standardisation process, European distribution grid operators (DSOs) today published their standardisation priorities.
Views on the European Commission working document implementing Directive 2009/125/EC for small and medium power transformers
EDSO for Smart Grids believes that the draft Directive text regarding the small and medium power transformers will have severe implications, forcing the main stakeholders – small and medium size industries, small generation operators, electrical utilities – into unjustified and large investments, increasing the costs for customers without producing the intended benefits.
On 7 January 2013, EDSO for Smart Grids, in cooperation with other associations, released a joint response to ENTSOE public consultation on the Operational Security Code.
EDSO for Smart Grids' response to the European Investment Bank perspective on the energy sector and key developments
EDSO for Smart Grids agrees with the EIB that the electricity networks will play an increasingly important role towards the future, realising a low carbon economy. As the European Commission estimates the total investments needed in the EU distribution grids amount to 400 billion EUR for the ten years to come a clear strategy is needed to develop and deploy smart grids.
On the 21-22 March 2013, EDSO for Smart Grids and the Global Smart Grid Federation invite you to a joint event in Brussels, Belguim.
Building upon the work started on the previous draft network codes, EDSO for Smart Grids, in cooperation with other associations, released on 2 November a joint response to ENTSOE public consultation on the Operational Security Code.