Report on the Future of DSOs!
The Vlerick Energy Center (www.vlerick.com) has published an interesting read about the "Future of Distribution Systems Operators in Europe's Energy Sector" - summarizing results from surveys and research conducted by the research center - which are showing that top executives from DSOs across Europe expect significant changes in their role and business environment as decentralised and renewable electricity generation as well as customers becoming both consumers and self-suppliers will change the power sector like never before.
Cross-Border Committee adopts Network Code on Requirements for Grid Connections of Generators!
On 26 July, the Cross-Boarder adopted unanimously the RfG Network Code. This final version will now be translated into all official EU languages which is expected to be done by September. The adopted NC should enter into force by the end of 2015.
GEODE Press Release on Commission Communications - on Consumers & on Market Design!
Creating the Energy Union was announced last February to be this Commission’s top priority over the coming years. To achieve this goal the Commission has published these two major pieces of work setting out challenges to be tackled and actions to be taken when designing the new energy market and putting the benefits consumers can gain at its centre. GEODE welcomes the new publications and supports the main principles set out in the Communications.
GEODE Position Paper "Electricity Market Design and Capacity Mechanisms in Europe"
With this new paper GEODE is bringing forward its view on the new Electricity Market Design, already delivering input to the upcoming Consultative-Communication the European Commission is going to launch on 15 July! “Markets and not governmental actions are the solution” to balance the supply of and demand for capacity and energy”, says GEODE Chairman Reinhard Brehmer.
GEODE Leaflet "DSOs working closer to the Customer"
The new GEODE Leaflet is a useful and compact marketing tool presenting the vital role of electricity and gas distribution grids for the energy system and hence for society as such - in particular in a smart grids environment. It also shows how local energy distributors are best positioned to cover local needs working closer to the customer. European gas and electricity networks will not become smart and the energy transition will not happen without energy distributors’ involvement!