Citizen Energy Forum – EDSO supportive of greater role for DSOs in smart grids
On November 13-14th 2012, the European Commission held the 5th Citizen's Energy Forum in London. Mainly focused on retail market, this forum was the occasion for the DG Energy to present the Smart Grid Task Force's (SGTF) reflections on future market models for smart grids. Three different models were presented to the participants. EDSO for Smart Grids supports the model depicting DSOs as market facilitators in the near future. To further promote this view, the association has prepared a complementary document giving an overview of what the role of the DSO in the coming years could be.
Operational Security (OS) network code – EDSO response to ENTSO-E consultation
Demand Connection Code (DCC) – EDSO response to ENTSO-E consultation
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.
Demand Connection Code (DCC) – EDSO contribution to ENTSO-E request for input
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.
Guidelines for trans-European energy infrastructure (TEN-E) – EDSO views
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.
Electric vehicles (EV) charging infrastructure – EDSO position
Energy efficiency directive – EDSO position
ENTSO-E work programme 2011-2012 – EDSO response
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.
ERGEG consultation smart metering – EDSO response
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.