Final EPSU opinion on ERGEG Public Consultation Paper on Smart Grids

ERGEg REF: E09-EQS-30-03, 10 December 2009

(March 2010) The European Regulators Group for Electricity and Gas (ERGEg) launched a public consultation on its position paper on Smart Grids, 17 December 2009. ERGEG requests the views of stakeholders on its position on the regulatory aspects of electricity networks and their future development.

Smart grids imply a “paradigm shift in the way electricity networks will be planned, operated and maintained.”

EPSU welcomes the consultation. The development of smart grids is important for the future of Europe’s energy policy. Our members support the development of smart grids whereas we are critical and more skeptical as to the benefits of smart meters for domestic households compared to the costs.

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