2011 | 4(4) | 9-22
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Smart Grids after the Third Liberalization Package: Current Developments and Future Challenges for Regulatory Policy in the Electricity Sector

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The smart grid is a concept for the development of power distribution grids that offers great promise for the realization of the ambitious objectives of European Energy Policy. In its Third Energy Liberalization Package, European energy law has introduced the concept of intelligent grids and intelligent metering systems. A new directive of EPBD (energy performance of buildings) is to press ahead with this trend. At the same time work is underway at the European Commission and with European Regulators concerning standardization and the new shape of regulatory policy in the implementation stage. The EU legislation and regulatory policy of the National Regulatory Authorities will have to take into consideration the current trends in the modernization of the networks. Among other things, this means revising the existing regulatory model, and that will have to take into account the performance and output of industry networks.
Smart Grid est le concept du développement des réseaux de la distribution de l’électricité, qui donne la chance de réaliser des objectifs de grande importance de la perspective des Politiques Européennes de l’Énergie. Le droit européen de l’énergie a introduit, dans son troisième paquet de libéralisation, le concept des réseaux intelligents et des systèmes de compteurs intelligents. La nouvelle directive sur la performance énergétique des bâtiments (EPBD) constitue une continuation de cette tendance. Au même temps, les travaux des la Commission Européenne et des Régulateurs Européens concernant la standardisation et la nouvelle forme des politiques de régulation, sont réalisés. La législation de l’UE et la politique de régulation des autorités réglementaires, doivent prendre en considération les tendances contemporaines de la modernisation des réseaux. Cela signifie, entre autre, une révision du modèle de régulation existant, qui doit prendre en considération la performance et les effets des réseaux de l’industrie.
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