Put energy system efficiency at the core of Fit for 55 Package

T&D Europe, together with energy system stakeholders, has written to Green Deal Commissioner, Frans Timmermans, and Energy Commissioner, Kadri Simson, to put forward an ambitious ”Fit for 55” Package that fosters system efficiency through the empowerment and active participation of all European energy end-users, to unleash their demand-side flexibility.

The potential of demand-side flexibility to contribute to the enery system decarbonisation is recognised by the European Commission and this should be reflected in the upcoming legislative proposals for the revision of the Renewable Energy, Energy Efficiency and Alternative Fuels infrastructure. In parallel, the EU decision-makers should not loose sight of the necessary investment in electricity grid smart and digital infrastructure to enable demand-side flexibility.

In this regard, the establishment of smart grid indicators by National Regulatory Agencies as required in the Electricity Directive is a must.