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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

Oct 09, 2018

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

Oct 03, 2018

In October 2018, EDSO replied to the European Commission's consultation on a Strategy for long-term EU greenhouse gas emissions reductions.

Latest News

Oct 23, 2018

The constructive cooperation of distribution system operators (DSOs) and transmission system operators (TSOs) continues: CEDEC, EDSO for Smart Grids, Eurelectric, GEODE and ENTSO-E signed today an updated Memorandum of Understanding. The first priority is to achieve a common vision on Active system management in order to integrate all distributed resources and new service providers in the electricity system and market, to ensure system security and to create value for the customer. Further collaboration areas will be decided at the beginning of 2019, taking into account the final Clean Energy Package.

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.