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EDSO for Smart Grids

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Smart grids

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

Jan 21, 2019

In anticipation of the upcoming inter-institutional negotiations on the Public Sector Information (PSI) Directive,  E.DSO publishes its Trilogue recommendations. 

Dec 20, 2018

This E.DSO Policy Brief addresses the definition of open data as well as the benefits and tradeoffs involved in deciding whether to make data openly available. To illustrate the possibilities of open data, actual uses cases are added as well as building blocks of an indicative open data framework.

Latest News

Feb 12, 2019

In the course of revising Regulation (1316/2013) establishing the Connecting Europe Facility, the European Parliament proposed in its position, adopted on 12 December 2018, to open the Tran-European Network-Energy (TEN-E) Regulation (347/2013) for revision in the light of the European Union’s present climate and energy targets. Our four Associations representing the DSOs at EU level – CEDEC, E.DSO, Eurelectric, GEODE – welcome this proposal and would like to emphasise a few key points for the consideration of the EU institutions in their trilogue discussions.

Jan 11, 2019

Did you create or contribute to a pioneering solution or technology innovation that will help shaping Europe’s future power network? E.DSO and ENTSO-E are looking for you. Apply to the 2nd Power Network Europe Innovation Award and get to present your project in front of 400+ TSO-DSO innovation professionals at the InnoGrid 2019 conference.

EDSO events

2019 InnoGrid2020+ Conference – Brussels, 13-14 May
13- 14 May 2019, Brussels

Partner events

SGTech Europe 2019
26- 28 March 2019, Amsterdam

8th International Conference on Smart Cities and Green ICT Systems (SMARTGREENS)
03- 05 May 2019, Heraklion

Grid Asset Management 2019
14- 16 May 2019, London