After approval by the European Parliament in April, the Council of Ministers adopted the revised Electricity Directive and Electricity Regulation on 23 May 2019. This is the last step before the publication in the EU Official Journal, after which the new rules will become a reality in the 28 European Member States.
Digitalisation is one of the key enablers for a successful energy transition towards a carbon emission free energy supply.
The Energy Transition is a process driven by the aim for more sustainable energy sources enabled by technological progress. T&D Europe members are fully committed to bring Europe to a low carbon economy in 2050. Our technologies can enable power systems accommodating the integration of the increasing share of renewable and distributed energy sources.
Member States have handed in their draft national energy and climate plans for assessment by the European Commission.
A coalition of organisations including T&D Europe have co-signed a letter making recommendations to the the Commission for addressing the contribution of demand side flexibility and system efficiency in the national plans.
These resources need to be taken into account as they would not only benefit and empower end-consumers, but would also reduce total system demands and costs, enable the integration of larger shares of renewables and contribute to building Europe’s clean and smart energy leadership.
Read the letter here in the position papers section.
T&D Europe, Europe’s grid technology providers, has always supported a responsible usage of SF6, and T&D Europe members have achieved a continuous emission reduction over the years. Discussions related to the existing EU F-Gas regulation open an opportunity to propose actions for further reduction of SF6 emissions in Europe.