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.
European Parliament voted on Renewables, Energy Efficiency and the Governance of the Energy Union
On 17 January 2018, the Plenary of the European Parliament voted in favour of three legislative files - Directive on Renewables, Directive on Energy Efficiency and the Regulation on the Governance of the Energy Union. The files have been reffered to the responsble committees for the start of the interinstitutional negotiations. Click on the link for the results of the vote and the roll-call votes.
Council agrees its general approach on the proposals on internal market for electricity
On 18 December, the Council agreed its negotiating position (general approach) on the regulation establishing the framework for an internal electricity market across the EU and the directive setting out common rules for the functioning of the internal electricity market. The two press releases are available here and here respectively.
ITRE Committee adopts the two reports on the Renewable Energy Directive and Energy Efficiency Directive
On 28 November, the ITRE committee of the European Parliament voted in favour of the two draft reports on the renewables directive (recast) and the energy efficiency directive.
For the renewables, the MEPs voted an overall Union 35% target for renewables by 2030 – increasing the initial Commission proposal of 27%, but without imposing binding national targets.
As for Energy Efficiency, MEPs finally supported a 40% efficiency goal and national targets for 2030 by only one vote (33 votes in favour and 32 against).
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.
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 Working Groups
Brussels, 15 March 2018
INNOVATION & DEVELOPMENT
London, 10 April 2018