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EDSO for Smart Grids gathers leading European distribution system operators (DSOs) for electricity, cooperating to bring smart grids from vision to reality in Europe and is focused on guiding EU RD&D, policy and member state regulation to support this development.

Smart grids are a prerequisite to achieving the EU’s ambitious energy and climate objectives to 2020 and beyond – decreasing greenhouse gas emissions, increasing energy efficiency and the strongest driver of all, increasing the share of renewable energy connected to our networks.

EDSO and its members are committed to taking on this huge challenge, while at the same time ensuring the reliability of Europe’s electricity supply to consumers and enabling them to take a more active part in our energy system.

EDSO is the key-interface between Europe’s DSOs and the European institutions, promoting the development and large-scale testing of smart grid models and technologies in real-life situations, new market designs and regulation.

Our brochure  and “Why smart grids?” section of the website lay out in more detail these challenges and the solutions that smart grids offer.


Latest Publications

Oct 09, 2018

EDSO reached out to Members of the European Parliment's ENVI Committee ahead of the vote on the POPs Regulation.

Sep 30, 2018

EDSO confirms its support for open data as a valuable resource for the European economy and society. As neutral market facilitators, DSOs are in a position to gather, collect and make available data that is useful for the wider public. Ahead of the ITRE vote on the recast of the Public Sector Information (PSI) Directive, EDSO publishes a number of key messages on this important file.

Latest News

Oct 18, 2018

In a changing energy system, cities in Europe are facing challenging structural changes.  On 21 November 2018, EDSO organises a workshop to voice the commitment DSOs are applying to make use of electric power smarter and easier for citizens in cities. The workshop will bring together representatives from the Electricity Distribution System, EU institutions and cities as well as smart energy cities experts and local leaders. You are warmly welcome to our event and to proceed with registrations thanks to this page. 

Oct 16, 2018

Making the tools of the energy transition safe for citizens and secure for providers. The tools are the data generated and needed by the smart grid system that will allow for the real evolution of electric services at the advantage of customers. This was at the core of the discussions today in a high level technical workshop organised in Brussels by the European Distribution System Operators' Association for Smart Grids (EDSO) and the European Network for Cyber Security (ENCS), the Den Haag based leading technology center for the deployment of secure European critical energy grids and infrastructure. Around 100 participants explored the growing challenges of smart grids cyber security and the increased responsibilities placed on electricity distribution system operators (DSOs).