DSO Entity and ENTSO-E signed Memorandum of Understanding

DSO Entity and ENTSO-E have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) as a first step in their cooperation. The signing took place at a virtual event in the presence of both Presidents, Hervé Laffaye (ENTSO-E) and Vincenzo Ranieri (DSO Entity). It was witnessed by Catharina Sikow-Magny, representing the European Commission (DG ENER).
In the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), the two associations state their willingness to cooperate as equal partners, with a result-driven, consensus-seeking, and full-system view. This cooperation will take the form of regular meetings, the creation of joint task forces with a balanced representation of TSO and DSO experts, and an alignment of their annual work programs on shared priorities.

The two associations also highlighted their commitment to work on tasks mandated by the Electricity Regulation (EU) 2019/943, including the development of new network codes whenever a mutual interest is identified, monitoring existing network codes, as well as exchanging best practices related to coordinated operation and planning of transmission and distribution systems, notably on issues such as exchange of data between operators and coordination of distributed energy resources.

Other topics and domains are also included, such as cooperation in policy and communication activities (common reports and events) and developing common positions on amendments of existing network codes when needed.

The signatories commit to transparency and will communicate the outcome of their common activities to other organisations when relevant.

Click here to read the full MoU.