The challenge for EU member states is to ensure the timely evolution of DNOs to their future, more active roles, which are necessary to make low-carbon societies a reality. While the corresponding regulatory actions will largely depend on the context and characteristics of the distribution networks within each member state, it is clear that incentivizing innovation should be key in this endeavor. Equally critical is defining the roles of potential future players and technologies in the provision of flexibility (e.g., consumers, aggregators, and storage) to prevent new business models being hindered by regulatory barriers. This transition of DNOs to DSOs in the next few years will certainly bring exciting new regulatory environments where the envisioned smart grids are likely to finally emerge.

Embracing an adaptable, flexible posture: ensuring that future European distribution networks are ready for more active roles

PILO, FABRIZIO GIULIO LUCA;PISANO, GIUDITTA
2016

Abstract

The challenge for EU member states is to ensure the timely evolution of DNOs to their future, more active roles, which are necessary to make low-carbon societies a reality. While the corresponding regulatory actions will largely depend on the context and characteristics of the distribution networks within each member state, it is clear that incentivizing innovation should be key in this endeavor. Equally critical is defining the roles of potential future players and technologies in the provision of flexibility (e.g., consumers, aggregators, and storage) to prevent new business models being hindered by regulatory barriers. This transition of DNOs to DSOs in the next few years will certainly bring exciting new regulatory environments where the envisioned smart grids are likely to finally emerge.
Europe; Investments; Smart grids; Technological innovation; Power distribution planning; Electricity supply industry; Meteorology; Economies of scale; Photovoltaic systems
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