Guideline for the compliance of grid planning tool with EU overall strategies and regulatory conditions

Challenge and objective

  • Changes in the Pan-European regulatory landscape, with growing share of Renewable Energy Sources (RES) as well as appearance of new loads (transport electrification, heat pump for space heating), create several challenges in distribution and transmission grids, which require compensating methods like congestion management and/or grid expansion.
  • Considering use of flexible resources as a support of grid planning, has been clearly highlighted in European Directives (e.g. internal market directive of the package “Clean Energy for All Europeans”).

Work performed

  • Assessment of the Pan-European regulatory framework through literature screening and survey-based research, further complemented by reference to existing practices at both TSO and DSO levels.

Significant results

  • Regulatory analyses carrying out an assessment of the Pan-European regulatory framework in the context of the FlexPlan project, which aims at establishing a new grid planning methodology considering the opportunity to introduce new storage and flexibility resources in electricity transmission and distribution grids as an alternative to building new grid elements.

Impact for distribution system innovation

  • Overview of Pan-European regulatory framework related to utilizing flexibility resources in grid planning.
Steps in the screening methodology
Steps in the screening methodology

Magnus Korpås

WP3 Lead
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Magnus Korpås
WP3 Lead


Reference in CINELDI