DSOs as facilitators of Energy Communities

14 December 2021

The Clean Energy Package (CEP) represents a breakthrough in the active role of citizens in the energy transition. However, an adequate policy and regulatory framework are needed to ensure that both citizens and the whole energy system can benefit from the prospects that new technological developments bring. However, energy communities are not a merely technical issue and they create opportunities and challenges for the national grid and distribution system operators (DSOs) who have to balance supply and demand to make sure the lights stay on.

In this month’s episode, E.DSO Policy Officer, Dragomir Radoytsev, joined by Daan Rutten, Policy Expert at Alliander, explain the role of DSOs as facilitators of energy communities, tackling the opportunities that communities and DSOs offer to each other.

If you are interested in this topic, cast a curious glance at our position paper on DSOs as facilitators of energy communities for more information.

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You can always send feedback or ideas directly to the podcast team at Dragomir.radoytsev[at]edsoforsmartgrids.eu or Tzeni.varfi[at]edsoforsmartgrids.eu

The recast of the energy efficiency directive and DSOs

18 November 2021

We are launching E.DSO series: The Policy Podcast Series which features exciting interviews where our members and special guests exchange views on EU energy and climate policy and its relevance to DSOs.

In the first episode our Policy Officer Dragomir Radoytsev talks with Tortsen Knop, European Regulation at E.ON and Vice-Chair of E.DSO’s Policy Committee, about the recast of the Energy Efficiency Directive. Join us for a fascinating conversation about the way DSOs contribute to energy efficiency and the opportunities (or challenges) the new directive would pose.

Check out E.DSO response to the Fit For 55 feedback consultation for more information. You can listen to our monthly episodes also on Spotify and ITunes.