DescriptionMeeting the European Union's climate and energy targets requires a shift from today’s centrally coordinated energy system based on fossil fuels, towards a so-called ‘smart sustainable energy system’. Distribution System Operators (DSOs) face a number of challenges in this transition: adapting to the shift from a supply-led to a demand-led system; integration of large-scale renewable energy sources; the incorporation of distributed generation; the need to balance demand and supply as close as possible to real time; and the introduction of new techniques such as demand response and storage facilities. Faced with such challenges, it seems timely to review whether the historic role and responsibilities of DSOs still apply or need to be fundamentally redrawn. Against this background, CERRE has launched a new research project focused on the changing role of DSOs, the challenges they face in the energy transition and the impacts this will have on all market players - consumers, producers and TSOs. This CERRE Executive Seminar will present the main recommendations of this CERRE project, as well as a high-level debate amongst the stakeholders affected.
|Period||9 Nov 2016|
|Event title||Centre for Regulation in Europe, The Changing World of the DSO|