FSR will present and discuss the recently published paper on “A conceptual framework for the evolution of the operation and regulation of electricity transmission systems towards a decarbonised and increasingly integrated electricity system in the EU”. The paper will be presented to the whole audience of relevant stakeholders and discussed by a panel where regulatory authorities, EU institutions, industry and academia will be represented.
The transition towards low-carbon energy systems requires not only new rules, but also new roles. In particular the role of transmission networks and the role of transmission system operators are changing and need to evolve even faster over the coming years. The different time-scales for investments in generation and in networks should also be kept in mind. We will discuss how relevant stakeholders can take a leading role in transforming the way power systems are managed and operated in order to meet the twin targets of decarbonisation and increased market integration in the most efficient way. Because there are many uncertainties and some degrees of freedom as regards policy choices and their implementation, diverse future scenarios are conceivable. Therefore, our study provides a set of recommendations about appropriate regulatory paths and incentives that are conducive to different scenarios. The paper does not prescribe a mandatory solution – it offers a conceptual framework to assess and compare different options.
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