EDSO reacts to CEER conclusions on the role of DSOs

European Distribution System Operators for Smart Grids (EDSO) welcomes the attention of the Council of European Energy Regulators (CEER) to addressing questions on the role of Distribution System Operators (DSOs), which it considers timely and essential in view of the current redesign of European energy retail markets. EDSO also shares CEER’s view that DSOs should remain neutral market facilitators, as described in the Third Energy Package, while also being able to help to “kick start” under-developed markets offering benefits to consumers.

However, EDSO observes the limited progress made on a number of questions presented in the public consultation, and raises concerns over not proposing more specific recommendations. These concerns are further elaborated in the EDSO reaction attached.