Challenges, priorities and opportunities of the DSO sector

EURELECTRIC is organising a DSO focussed event to raise awareness of the specific challenges, priorities and opportunities of the DSO sector. 2014 was set by EU Member States as the deadline for completing the internal energy market. As this deadline approaches, the Commission is consulting with stakeholders to assess the progress made to date while identifying the missing steps. The event will take place on 22 May in Brussels and will be composed of three sessions.

The first session will focus on the launch a DSO Manifesto elaborating on key DSO topics previously presented to Commissioner Günther Oettinger. This session will address the following key questions:

  • What are the new challenges for DSOs?
  • How can DSOs contribute to the EU climate and energy agenda?
  • What is needed for DSOs to play a more active role in the energy transition?

The second session will be dedicated to exchanging views on the new challenges faced by DSO's and explore the questions raised by the European Commission in its consultation on retail energy markets.

In the third and final session, there will be a debate on the EURELECTRIC recommendations on electricity distribution investment needs.  This debate will be based on the new EURELECTRIC report, which is to be published on the same day.

For further information on the programme or the registration process, please visit the event website.



EURELECTRIC is the sector association representing the common interests of the electricity industry at pan-European level, plus its affiliates and associates on several other continents.