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. 

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).

Sep 11, 2018

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.

Sep 05, 2018

The recast of the Electricity Regulation will establish a new EU institution, called “EU DSO Entity”, to foster cooperation between Distribution System Operators (DSOs) who are taking centre stage in the energy transition. EDSO publishes jointly with Eurelectric and GEODE a joint side letter on this EU-DSO entity.

Jul 09, 2018

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.

May 23, 2018

Building on two years of successful collaboration, this new step will boost technical excellence in the power distribution industry, promote efficient regulatory frameworks and provisions, and identify solid requirements for secure grids.

May 18, 2018

Brussels, 15 May 2018. In his opening speech at Innogrid2020+, EDSO Chairman Christian Buchel called for European system operators to deepen and accelerate their common work to become the world leaders in the smart grid revolution.

May 16, 2018

The first laureates Dr Chavdar Ivanov and the company Sunchain, respectively nominated by ENTSO-E and EDSO, have been rewarded for their contribution to building Europe’s future power network. The handover took place during the second day of INNOGRID2020+.

May 15, 2018

Brussels, 15 May 2018 - At this year’s INNOGRID2020+ conference, co-organisers EDSO for Smart Grids and ENTSO-E will jointly present their ‘Ten priorities for Europe’s research policy to deliver the Energy Union’ and hand them over to the Commission.