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 Manifesto: our 4 priorities to shape smarter grids for your future
In this document, EDSO identifies its 4 priorities to continue shaping smarter grids for your future: - Be the trusted voice of DSOs in Europe - Establish the DSOs as the neutral facilitators of the energy transition - Promote and support open innovation and forward-looking regulation - Place citizens and customers at the heart
EDSO presents key recommendations for Electricity Market Design trilogues
EDSO believes that the Clean Energy Package is a real opportunity for DSOs to contribute to and successfully meet the challenges of a flexible, decentralised and highly digitised energy system – particularly as this transition is mostly affecting distribution grids at local level. As the inter-institutional debates on the Electricity Market Design are entering the trilogue phase, we are presenting our views on the most important points in the Electricity Directive and Regulation.
‘Equal by 30 Campaign’ advocates for gender equality in the clean energy sector
EDSO supports the ‘Equal by 30 Campaign’ which promotes gender equality in the clean energy sector, with several of its members being signatories to this initiative. ‘Equal by 30’ encourages public and private sector organisations to work towards equal pay, equal leadership and equal opportunities for women in the clean energy sector by 2030.