COORDINATION PLATFORM FOR ENERGY Community Distribution system operators
Implementation of the Energy Community Treaty requires ongoing cooperation between national institutions, organizations, industry and civil society. This can either take place in the context of the Energy Community institutional framework or on the basis of regional initiatives focusing on specific policy issues.
The Energy Community institutional setting did not provide from the beginning a distinct platform for distribution system operators (DSO) from the outset. In light of the implementation of the Third Energy Package, the Secretariat found it necessary to enhance the DSOs’ involvement and to provide a platform for expressing their opinions and changing information. The Energy Community Coordination Platform for distribution system operators was established in 2016, providing a discussion platform by organising the meetings usually once per year in Vienna at ECS premises, and once per year in one of the Contracting Parties. The physical meetings will continue, but active participation in the meetings and level of discussions have shown the need to establish an interactive discussion forum in 2020.
Interactive Discussion Forum
To ensure smooth communication among the DSOs, the Secretariat established a web based interactive discussion forum (ECDSO-G Forum). Its purpose is to facilitate discussion, experience sharing, exchange of views and initiatives among experts interested in the distribution system operation. The Forum provides its members the platform for launching initiatives of common interest or posting their views and concerns, when possible and needed also in the form of joint position.
Access to Forum is permitted only to the members of the Forum.