Publications

Sep 14, 2012

On the September 14th 2014, EDSO for Smart Grids, together with other associations, presented its joint response to the ENTSO-E public consultation on the Demand Connection Code (DCC). The paper present general considerations on the place of the DSO and the scope of the network code, and focuses on two problematic areas: demand-side management and reactive power exchange capabilities.

May 10, 2012

On the 10th of May 2012, EDSO for Smart Grids, together with other associations, presented a common response to ENTSO-E's call for stakeholder input on the demand connection code (DCC). The Demand Connection Code focuses mainly on the connection of industrial loads and distribution system operators and sets out requirements which will apply to the demand side of the power system and will contribute to system security and efficient load management.

May 01, 2012

The proposal from the European Commission to create a new instrument to fund the interconnection of Europe through new road, energy and ICT infrastructure is very welcomed by DSOs, however, the criteria for a project to be eligible to the label "Smart Grid Project of Common Interest" seem very difficult to fulfill. In this paper, EDSO highlights 4 issues than need to be addressed to make possible the deployment of smart grids with the help of the new proposed instrument.

Apr 10, 2012

The decarbonisation of the transport sector will be one of the most important challenges for the decades to come. To smoothen the transition, EDSO for Smart Grids presents in this paper different approaches to dealing with the issue of electric vehicle (EV) charging.

Feb 04, 2012

EDSO for Smart Grids strongly supports the EU energy policy goals: decreasing greenhouse gas emissions, increasing energy efficiency and the share of renewable energy. In this paper, the association comments the current proposal for a directive on energy efficiency.

Sep 02, 2011

EDSO welcomes the consultation on the ENTSO-E work program 2011-2012, since it addresses key areas for DSOs – network codes, the 2012 Ten Year Network Development Plan (TYNDP), the form and need for electricity highways, public acceptance of electricity infrastructure, research and development towards stronger and smarter grids, regional TSO cooperation and significant IT projects that will significantly impact a broad range of stakeholders.

Sep 01, 2010

EDSO welcomes the ERGEG initiative to draw up its draft guidelines for good practice on Smart Metering. EDSO strongly supports the approach chosen by ERGEG in clearly separating essential functionalities from optional functionalities and EDSO fully agrees that setting minimum requirements is a correct starting point for harmonisation of Smart Metering in the European market, since building too many functionalities into the meter may actually make it harder to upgrade services in the future.