E.DSO 1st ‘Digital DSO Power Award’

Call for applications

E.DSO, the Association of Distribution System Operators (DSOs) is launching the 1st ‘Digital DSO Power Award’ as a recognition of the most meaningful and relevant digital innovation contributing to the shaping of the new role of DSOs.

Distribution grids are the backbone of the digital and energy transition, as they ensure a continuous and reliable electricity flow. They integrate the majority of renewable energy sources, implement flexibility and enable the creation of new services for consumers. This Award wants to reward and prize an initiative, start-up, or project that has developed an innovative, revolutionary and relevant technological tool and digital solution for a future energy system.

Candidates are invited to send a short description (one page) plus a video (maximum duration 4 minutes) showing how their innovative solution has contributed or will contribute to shaping the new role of DSOs. Candidatures should be sent to claire.boutry@edsoforsmartgrids.eu by 19 September 2021.

The Selection Committee will be composed of E.DSO Stakeholder and Innovation Council (SIC) members and representatives from E.DSO Innovation & Research Committee.

Applications will be evaluated according to the following criteria:

  • Relevance of contribution;
  • Methods of analysis employed;
  • Ability to make the DSO operations smarter.

The 2021 ‘Digital DSO Power Award’ will be announced at E.DSO SIC event organized on 1st December in the framework of Enlit.