REPowering the grid: distributing renewable energy across the EU

4Oct
2022
  • Dinner debate in Strasbourg

Chaired by Jerzy Buzek MEP, President of the EEF

Speakers:

Grzegorz Dolecki, Vice-President of the Management Board, PGE Dystrybucja and Member of the Management Board in E.DSO and EU DSO
Christian Buchel, Director of Customers and Territories, Member of the Management Board, Enedis and Chairman of E.DSO
Augustijn van Haasteren, Team Leader Decarbonisation and Sustainability of Energy Sources, DG ENER, European Commission
Zdzisław Krasnodębski MEP, Active Member of the EEF

On May 18th, the European Commission proposed the REPowerEU Plan to end dependence on fossil fuels from Russia and tackle the climate change crisis.

The plan includes proposals to increase the renewables target to 45%, measures to tackle remaining permitting issues, a solar strategy and targets for solar installations on buildings.

This will directly influence the core activities of distribution system operators’ (DSOs) as today most of renewable energy sources in the EU are connected to the distribution grid. It is expected that as renewables expand, the role of local generation and demand sources will also grow as they become active participants in the power market.

The EEF Associate Members PGE and Enedis will thus look at REPowerEU from a DSO perspective, explaining what they see as necessary to fully implement it while ensuring a secure, efficient, stable and reliable operation of the overall electricity system. The European Commission’s DG ENER (invited) and MEPs will also provide their insights to the discussion.

 

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