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.
EDSO’s views on the recast proposal for a regulation on persistent organic pollutants
EDSO publishes key messages on Public Sector Information Directive
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.
SAVE THE DATE! EDSO Workshop for Smarter Cities, 21 November 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.
Trilogues: Overregulation may cripple new EU electricity distributors’ entity
EDSO chairman Christian Buchel argues on POLITICO that Europe’s fast-changing energy markets demand ‘agile and efficient’ electricity regulation and that co-legislators should not cripple the new EU DSO Entity with an initial over-regulation.