An increasing deployment of distributed energy resources allows for new business models that have the potential to substantially change today’s electricity markets. These changes bring challenges for distribution system operators and their regulation alike. This THINK report sheds light on the missing blocks in current regulation, recognizing DSOs as regulated monopolies, but also as key players along the value chain. We provide insights on how regulation should be adapted so that DSOs are incentivized to facilitate the market entry of welfare-enhancing technologies efficiently and in a timely fashion, but also to exploit distributed energy resources to manage the distribution system efficiently.
In 2022, we experienced an unprecedented energy crisis. Governments intervened to help consumers pay their bills and to apply revenue claw-back mechanisms on utilities. ACER identified a total of 400 [...]
The Performance Review Commission (PRC) is an independent body supported by EUROCONTROL with a remit to review and report on the performance of European air traffic management (ATM). While performance [...]
Electricity is used for railway traction. With the 4th Railway Package, traction current became excluded from the Minimum Access Package to be provided by the Infrastructure Managers (IMs) and was [...]
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