Regulatory incentives for Smart Grids deployment
There is wide agreement among investors that the regulatory framework needs to be conducive to investment in Smart Grids. The Electricity Directive and the Energy Services Directive provide a mix of obligations and incentives to Member States to establish such a framework. Regulatory incentives should encourage a network operator to earn revenue in ways that are not linked to additional sales but are rather based on efficiency gains and lower peak investment needs.
Some examples of the steps given in the regulation area are:
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