General guidelines for a reinforced cooperation between electricity DSOs and TSOs

9 November 2015, Brussels – The European associations of distribution (DSO) and transmission system operators (TSO) have adopted a set of general guidelines on how to reinforce cooperation across the two categories of power networks.

​TSO-DSO cooperation is becoming acutely important as the European electricity system moves towards a more renewables-based system, decentralised generation and the involvement of increasingly active customers. The general guidelines released today set the basis for ongoing and future cooperation between TSOs and DSOs, under the umbrella of the ‘TSO-DSO Platform,’ on data management, active/reactive power management, and coordinated network development planning.