As the energy transition requires thorough adaptation of the DSOs to the energy system of the future, E.DSO also aims to gather and accompany its members in dealing with new technical challenges related to smart distribution grids, in relation to EU energy policy developments.

It fosters exchange of knowledge on smart grids in order to monitor the risks and opportunities of already established technologies focusing on five priority areas: Active Network Management, Electric Vehicles grid integration, Data Management, Cybersecurity, and Network Codes.

E.DSO has established structured cooperation and partnerships with a large array of organisations, such as CEN/CENELEC (standardisation), ENCS (cybersecurity), ENTSO-E (network codes), ESA (earth-observation).

Additionally, E.DSO identifies and monitors emerging technologies in distribution grids and support the design of roll out strategies.