The European power sector is undergoing a period of rapid transformation. Power generation has become progressively more decarbonised, distributed and renewable. Wind power and solar photovoltaics have formed part of this trend and will continue to dominate in the future. As these sources increase in market share, so too will the volatility of the power system supply-side. In parallel, power systems are increasingly digitalised and interconnected with other sectors and infrastructure. Information Communication Technologies (ICT) have opened new possibilities in the active management of power systems and strengthened the ability of the demand side to react to changes to the price of electricity. Standards offer the technical foundation for this transition. Our goal is to ensure a clean, smart and secure power system.
2021 will see the publication of two new standards essential for smart charging. Under the cryptic names ‘ISO 15118-20’ and ‘EN 50491-12’, hide the vehicle-to-grid (V2G) standard and the Customer Energy Management (CEM) standard. Both are set to boost the deployment of smart charging infrastructures, affecting the daily lives of millions of people across the world.
A coalition of NGOs – Deutsche Umwelthilfe, ECOS, the European Environmental Bureau (EEB) and Transport & Environment – representing some of Europe’s largest green groups at national level call on ministers to improve the Commission’s proposal for a new EU’s Battery Regulation.
Today, the European Commission published two communications that are set to mark important changes in the EU energy system: “An EU Strategy for Energy System Integration” as well as its complementary “Hydrogen Strategy”. These two initiatives were preceded by dedicated consultations and add to the many strategies that the European Commission is pushing in the context of its Green Deal.