Reference: C17-EQS-80-03

CEER Report on Power Losses

This report provides an overview of power losses (transmission and distribution) on electrical grids – the levels of losses, how they are defined, calculated and valued across 27 European countries. It is packed with key quality data such as the amount of technical and non-technical losses, losses in transmission and distribution systems, and procurement of losses. It includes case studies on the regulatory treatment of losses (e.g. the procurement of energy to cover power losses and compensations, incentives to network operators). The impact of smart meters and distributed generation on network losses is also addressed. Reducing power losses contributes to greater energy efficiency and security of supply and is an important goal, not least because the costs of power losses are often passed on to consumers. This report contains a set of recommendations for good practices that could be adopted so as to better benchmark and reduce technical and non-technical losses. CEER’s findings and recommendations are based on the results of questionnaires sent to National Regulatory Authorities (NRAs) and stakeholders.