Publications

Sep 14, 2018

The Commission asked stakeholders at the Florence Forum on 31 May to provide their views on a number of open questions on energy storage, with the aim to outline future EU actions in this field. This document outlines EDSO's views on the questions presented by the Commission.

Aug 09, 2018

EDSO replied to the online consultation that CEER held on its 3D Strategy and its 2019 Work Programme.

Jun 28, 2018

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

Jun 12, 2018

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.

Jun 11, 2018

The KORRR methodology proposal, following the implementation of Guideline System Operation (GL SO) article 40.61, was submitted by all TSOs to all NRAs for approval on 14 March 2018. The KORRR preparation process is clarified in the figure below, with the current stage of the process highlighted in green colour. The EU associations representing DSOs – CEDEC, EDSO for smart grids, eurelectric and GEODE – are convinced that the KORRR methodology proposal still contains several parts that conflict with EU legislation and risk the benefit of the system as a whole. We have requested the NRAs to consider the legal consistency and reasonability of the proposed KORRR methodology.

May 30, 2018

This side letter proposes how the EU DSO entity should be regulated, establishing a clear distinction between which principles, rules and guidelines should be defined in the EU Regulation on the internal market for electricity and which in the upcoming Statutes. According to the Regulation, the upcoming Statutes will be drafted by the DSOs under the scrutiny of ACER and the European Commission. The side letter is jointly agreed by Eurelectric, EDSO for Smart Grids and Geode, European associations that overall represent almost 100% of DSOs in Europe (small, medium and large DSOs).

May 18, 2018

Decarbonising road transport and its smart integration into the electricity distribution system is a major cornerstone of the energy transformation. EDSO welcomes this vision, as DSOs will play a crucial role in enabling both an energy and a mobility transition. Electro-mobility targets will only be met provided that there are also investments in the deployment of smart, reliable electricity networks. Therefore, EDSO proposes 5 key messages to facilitate this transition.

May 15, 2018

In the context of this year's Innogrid2020+ conference, EDSO and ENTSO-E present to the European Commission 10 innovation points to deliver the Energy Union. This vision document, jointly prepared by the two associations, outlines important steps that should be taken to foster innovation in power networks and enable the energy transition.

Mar 23, 2018

EDSO explores the questions of what effects does electric vehicle charging have on distribution grids, and how can distribution system operators (DSOs) tackle the integration of the new loads into their networks in a smart way.

Mar 20, 2018

In September 2017, the European Commission proposed a Regulation aiming at reinforcing the role of the EU Cybersecurity Agency ENISA and setting up European cybersecurity certification schemes. EDSO welcomes this piece of legislation that could bring potential to foster network and information security throughout the EU. EDSO members have continuously dedicated attention and efforts to increase security levels on their networks and in their activities. Therefore, EDSO considers this proposal as a positive step in EU cybersecurity policy. However, some further attention should be paid to specific points of the proposed certification schemes.

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