The EU co-legislators reach a political agreement on the Renewable Energy Directive
A political agreement on increasing renewable energy use in Europe was reached on 14 June between negotiators from the Commission, the European Parliament and the Council.
The new regulatory framework includes a binding renewable energy target for the EU for 2030 of 32% with an upwards revision clause by 2023.
Read the EC press release here.
Council agrees position to update the role of ACER
On 11 June, the Council agreed on the general approach on a regulation to update the role of ACER, the EU Agency for the Cooperation of Energy Regulators. The agreement provides the Presidency with a mandate to start negotiations with the European Parliament. Click here for the official press release.
DSO concerns on Key Organisational Requirements, Roles and Responsibilities (KORRR) on data exchange
The EU associations representing DSOs - CEDEC, EDSO for smart grids, eurelectric and GEODE - are convinced that the KORRR methodology proposal still contains several parts that conflict with EU legislation and risk the benefit of the system as a whole. Read more about the DSOs' concerns here.
Electricity and Gas Associations team up on flexibility in Energy Transition
The European electricity and gas associations, representing distribution system operators (DSOs) - CEDEC, EDSO, eurelectric, Eurogas and GEODE - teamed up at an event at Brussels to address the issue of flexibility in the energy transition. They presented two reports entitled “Flexibility in the Energy Transition: a Toolbox for Electricity DSOs” and “Flexibility in the Energy Transition: a Toolbox for Gas DSOs”. These reports set out a holistic approach for DSOs use of flexibility to assist them contribute to the transition to a more decarbonised, decentralised and digitised energy system. The full text of the press release is available here.
CEER publishes its 2018 Work Programme
On 30 January 2018, CEER publishes its 2018 Work Programme. Consumer and retail markets will remain a top priority for this year. Further, we will focus our work on the areas of new legislative/policy developments, distribution systems and International work beyond the borders of the EU. In total, 19 deliverables will be pursued by CEER during 2018, alongside a range of ongoing activities.
The new GEODE brochure is available here.
Reports on the Flexibility in the Energy Transition: a Toolbox for Electricity and Gas DSOs
On 27 February 2018, the European associations representing electricity and gas distribution system operators (DSOs), namely CEDEC, EDSO, eurelectric, Eurogas and GEODE, presented two reports entitled “Flexibility in the Energy Transition: a Toolbox for Electricity DSOs” and “Flexibility in the Energy Transition: a Toolbox for Gas DSOs”.
Joint statement on the EU DSO entity
On 19 Februrary 2018, the European associations - EDSO, Eurelectric and GEODE - issued a joint statement expressing their support for a fair and proportional decision-making process of the EU DSO Entity. The full text of the joint statement is available here.
GEODE published Amendments Proposals to the European Commission's Directive and Regulation on the internal market for the electricity
GEODE has published its Amendments Proposals to the European Commission's Directive and Regulation on the internal market for electricity, which were both published in the 'Winter Package' in November 2016.
You can read the full Amendments Proposals for the Directive here and for the Regulation here.
Naiades publishes project on “Recommendations for European future electricity Distribution policy”
Naiades published a report on “Recommendations for European future electricity Distribution policy”, which has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Programme.
The objective of the Naiades project is to manufacture sodium-ion batteries designed to the technical specifications drafted by Estabanell Energia, an electricity distributor and member of GEODE. The aim is to put the batteries in a secondary substation connected to both prosumers and consumers.
GEODE Autumn Seminar 2018
GEODE Working Groups
Brussels, 30 May 2018
Brussels, 5 June 2018
INNOVATION & DEVELOPMENT
Brussels, 12 September 2018
Brussels, 13 September 2018