‘Digital DSO’ – a vision and the regulatory environment needed to enable it

 

EDSO has issued a position paper which posits a vision for a ‘Digital DSO,’ capturing the key messages of its recent responses to the European Commission’s consultations on electronic communications, data flows and ICT standards.

The paper starts by identifying the digital trends facing DSOs. It then explains how its members are increasingly deploying digital technologies and data solutions associated with these trends to improve their business performance and customer service.  Finally, it outlines the regulatory environment necessary to enable the development of digital DSOs. This includes policy recommendations in the following areas:

  • Digital Single Market and related regulation;
  • revisions to Third Energy Package;
  • cost recovery to fund investment in digitalisation and smart grids;
  • publicly-funded Research & Innovation.