Energy & Climate: Orgalim response to CEER consultation on dynamic regulation enabling the digitalisation of the energy sector

Published: 17 May 2019

Policies & Issues: Energy & Climate

Orgalim welcomes the ongoing consultation of the Centre of European Energy Regulators (CEER) on “Dynamic Regulation to enable the Digitalisation of the Energy Sector” and has the following comments and substantiated responses to the stakeholder questionnaire: 

  • Innovation is enabling change across sectors: in few areas are these changes as far-reaching as in the energy sector opening up for new sustainable growth opportunities. European tech is fuelling the ‘3-D’ transformation of our energy system driven by digitalisation, decarbonisation and decentralisation, where digitalisation allows new services and business models to develop and to accelerate a clean energy transition to climate neutrality that is cost-efficient.
  • Key benefits of digitalisation in the energy sector: Not only do digitally enabled technologies make the energy system ever more connected, intelligent, efficient, reliable and sustainable, they particularly help to manage the increased complexity of the future energy system and empower consumers so that they can self-produce, self-consume, aggregate, trade and sell energy. As so-called “prosumers” they can manage their own energy consumption, be efficient and optimise their overall carbon and environmental performance. 
  • Europe has an opportunity to lead in the race of digitalisation of the energy sector including on the proper management of arising new challenges. With the adoption of the Clean Energy Package the EU put in place a robust and ambitious energy and climate framework for 2030. Member States must now implement this framework in the most ambitious way. 
  • How to tap into the opportunities? Sufficiently dynamic regulation, innovative governance and co-regulation will be needed in this process.
  • To conclude, leading in this energy transition and the digital revolution offers Europe a unique opportunity: creating a fresh boost to jobs and growth in Europe and a win-win for all stakeholders - the planet, EU citizens and European industry. 

To read our recommendations and responses to the stakeholder questionnaire in full, please download the position paper above.

Authors

Linher
Sigrid Linher
Director - Energy, Climate & Environment

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