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Electricity

Nicolo Rossetto

Topic of the Month

19.10.2018

Digitalisation as two changes in markets

FSR Topic of the Month Digitalisation: beyond the buzzword Digitalisation as two changes in markets Digitalisation is not just a set of changes in infrastructures […] read more

Electricity

Nicolo Rossetto

Topic of the Month

11.10.2018

Digitalisation as two changes in infrastructures

FSR Topic of the Month  Digitalisation: Beyond the Buzzword by Nicolò Rossetto (FSR) Digitalisation as two changes in infrastructures Digitalisation has been a key buzzword […] read more

Energy Innovation

Miguel Vazquez

Convergence of telco and power systems, and the formation of knowledge networks

FSR Topic of the Month REGULATION IN TIMES OF INNOVATION: REGULATING THE UNKNOWN by Miguel Vazquez (Head of FSR Energy Innovation Area) Modernization of the electricity grid may […] read more

Energy Innovation

Miguel Vazquez

Topic of the Month

18.09.2018

The role of market design in the (non-)choice of the technology for Energy Storage Systems

FSR Topic of the Month REGULATION IN TIMES OF INNOVATION: REGULATING THE UNKNOWN by Miguel Vazquez (Head of FSR Energy Innovation Area) Some years ago, I was discussing […] read more

Energy Innovation

Miguel Vazquez

Complexity and the Design of Institutions

FSR Topic of the Month Regulation in times of innovation: How to regulate the unknown? by Miguel Vazquez (Head of FSR Energy Innovation Area)   1. Complexity […] read more

Energy Union Law

Tanase

Topic of the Month

26.07.2018

Implementation Challenges: Private agreements

FSR Topic of the Month: Network Codes & Guidelines. A legal perspective. by Lavinia-Petronela Tanase (FSR)   Week 3: Implementation challenges. Private agreements Last week, the blog […] read more

Energy Union Law

Tanase

Topic of the Month

19.07.2018

Implementation Challenges: Terms, Conditions and Methodologies

FSR Topic of the Month: Network Codes & Guidelines. A legal perspective. by Lavinia-Petronela Tanase (FSR)   Week 2: Implementation Challenges: Terms, Conditions and Methodologies. The EU […] read more

Energy Union Law

Tanase

Topic of the Month

10.07.2018

Network Codes versus Guidelines

FSR Topic of the Month: Network Codes & Guidelines. A legal perspective. by Lavinia-Petronela Tanase (FSR)   Week 1: Network Codes versus Guidelines Pursuant to the […] read more

Electricity

Energy sector regulation on the Indian Ocean islands

Week 4 – FSR Topic of the Month: Energising Islands in the age of transition This month, the FSR is featuring the energy transition in […] read more

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Leonardo Meeus

Top 5 nicknames for the EU clean energy package

- Electricity

Written by Leonardo Meeus

With a US president that is likely to go backward in the energy transition, we can only applaud the European Commission proposals to move forward. For some the EU is going too fast, for others not fast enough, but fortunately we are still moving.

The proposals have many nicknames in Brussels, here is my top 5.

  1. winter package referring to the release date: 30th of November 2017. Perhaps not the most original nickname, but it might well be the most popular.
  2. jumbo package pointing to the thousands of pages. The package includes evaluations of the EU Directives and Regulations that needed to be renewed, impact assessments of the policy options that have been considered for the renewal, and a new set of EU Directives and Regulations to move the energy transition forward.
  3. fourth package as this is indeed the fourth time that the European legislation guiding the liberalization of the electricity sector is significantly renewed.
  4. 2030 package because the EU renewable energy and energy efficiency ambitions for 2020 have been updated for the 2030 horizon.
  5. new deal for energy consumers, which is how the package was announced in the summer of 2015. Many observers agree that the package delivered on that promise, for instance, by legislating the right to self-consume your energy at EU level, and by taking several measures to create a level playing field between demand and supply side solutions to electricity system challenges.

My top 3 controversies in the EU clean energy package to discuss in January:

Of course, there are many controversies surrounding this package. In this topic of the month, we will discuss three of them:

  1. TSO-DSO coordination
  2. Electric vehicle charging infrastructure
  3. Distributed electricity storage

Are they the most vital or most contentious topics? Not necessarily, but they are definitely relevant. We are focusing on these topics this month at FSR so we can give you the latest thinking from Florence on these controversies from Brussels.

Read the second article: My take on TSO-DSO Coordination debate