The association for the European Distribution System Operators (EU DSO Entity) and the European Network of Transmission System Operators for Electricity (ENTSO-E) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to work together in several areas to contribute to the transition to a carbon-neutral European energy system. This will include the development, implementation and monitoring of network codes and guidelines and the promotion of best practices in the operation and planning of transmission and distribution power systems.
“The ambitions to achieve a climate-neutral European society within 2050 require a strong collaboration between all the main stakeholders of the energy ecosystem, such as TSOs and DSOs,” commented the President of the EU DSO Entity, Vincenzo Ranieri. “The MoU represents a key step in the path of dialogue our associations embraced, to contribute to a flexible, resilient and open European Power System by defining standards and guidelines and nurturing our common knowledge.”
For the ENTSO-E President, Hervé Laffaye, close cooperation between transmission and distribution system operators is essential to enable the energy transition.
“The MoU sets a clear framework to foster an ambitious cooperation at the European level, necessary to support the European climate objectives,” he added. “We look forward to cooperating with the EU DSO Entity on topics of mutual interest and on establishing common positions, taking into account our complementary missions and mandates, and the interest of customers.”
He also announced that the first milestone will be the joint submission of the Draft Network Code on Cybersecurity to ACER on 14 January.