Reference: C18-DS-42-04

CEER Conclusions Paper on Flexibility Use at Distribution Level

This document presents CEER’s conclusions arising from our public consultation on Guidelines of Good Practice for Flexibility Use at Distribution Level. It also contains our reflections on the consultation responses and helpful input received at the CEER’s March 2018 Workshop on Flexibility Use at DSO Level.
The CEER position on our main goals relating to the use of flexibility at distribution level following the public consultation include the following: The regulatory framework for DSOs; enabling the development of a full range of possible flexibility services; treating all sources of flexibility in a non-discriminatory manner; giving DSOs the ability to access and use flexibility services provided by grid users for managing the distribution network; that details on the roles and responsibilities of DSOs should be determined at national level and; that it is pivotal to differentiate between the use of flexibility by market actors and the use of flexibility that benefits the grid by the DSO.