This document lies under the scope of “Work Package (WP) 1 – Use Cases and System Architecture” –, as an output of “Task 1.3 - Current market and regulatory incentives and Barriers”. The objective of this Deliverable 1.3 is to provide a summary of the characteristics of the main regulatory topics that can have an impact on the demonstration activities and associated use cases. This document also aims at providing directions for future studies to be developed in “WP 7 – CBA, regulatory analysis and business models”. This deliverable identifies the main regulatory topics and organizes them into four macro categories, namely ‘DSO Economic Regulation’, ‘DSOs as a system optimizer and market facilitator´, ‘Retail tariffs and metering’, ‘Aggregation and Market Design’. In order to assess the current status of these regulatory topics, a questionnaire was circulated among the DSOs1 of the four focus countries of the InteGrid project (Portugal, Slovenia, Spain and Sweden). When needed, external documents were also used. This preliminary analysis shows that the status of regulatory topics can be summarized into three different situations, namely harmonized, unharmonized and incipient. In the first situation, the four countries have a similar approach to a certain regulatory topic. An example of this situation is the deep connection charges for DG in the four countries. The fitness of the common approach for the High-Level Use Cases (HLUC) and for the demonstrations will be assessed in WP 7. In a second situation, countries follow divergent approaches or are in different stages of development. This is the case for the possibility of net-metering, for instance. Recommendations on the approach with the best fitness for HLUCs and demonstrations will be made in WP7. The last situation is regarding the ‘incipient’ situation, in which regulatory topics, for the majority of focus countries, lack of a robust provision or are in the early stage of development. Regulation on independent aggregators falls into this situation. In this case, suggestions for future regulation should be done in WP7, based on the international experience, academic literature and expected regulation for the near future (e.g. Clean Energy Package).
IIT Project: InteGrid (InteGrid)
Funding entity: Comisión Europea. H2020