To ensure continuous energy supply, utilities must protect their energy management assets, comply with regulations and maintain customer trust. The consequence of not doing so is an increased risk of paying penalties and suffering damage from losing customers, revenue and reputation.
Recently, the Council of European Energy Regulators (CEER), whose members are the national energy regulatory authorities in Europe, published a “Status Review on Regulatory Approaches to Enabling Smart Grid Solutions”. The CEER compiled the report through a survey of the national regulatory authorities. It reviews the ways in which different European countries approach the development of smart grids and the regulatory challenges faced by each.