The Clean Energy Package sets a general framework for a redesign of electricity markets that guarantees the fair and equal participation of all flexibility service providers, including active customers. It also acknowledges the evolving role and tools of DSOs and TSOs towards more active system management. Member States are currently adapting their national legislation to integrate these new requirements. The Electricity Regulation also provides the basis for the development of new EU regulation on demand-side flexibility if necessary (Article 59 of Regulation (EU)2019/944).

The recommendations of the report are the outcome of 5 months of analysis and discussion between TSO and DSO experts involved in a Joint Task Force on Distributed Flexibility, which was set up in the framework of the Distribution & Transmission Cooperation Platform.