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Regulator and markets:
Regulatory framework for energy flexibility

Regulatory framework for energy flexibility

The European energy system has been undergoing rapid changes, and this is giving rise to new regulatory challenges.

Growing integration of renewables and changing consumption patterns

The transformation of the energy system is likely to continue, especially in terms of:

  • The growing share of variable, uncertain renewable energy sources (especially solar and wind) in the generation mix,
  • Changing energy consumption patterns (the growing use of electric cars in combination with energy storage; energy automation in households, etc.).

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Technologies enable demand- and supply-side response

Dictated by EU environmental targets, these changes would not have been possible without the progress made in developing new technologies, particularly in renewable energy and information and communications technology for the energy industry.

New technologies enable demand- and supply-side response for:

  • Generation sources,
  • Transmission and distribution system operators, 
  • Prosumers, i.e. large and small consumers who can also produce energy.

We need demand- and supply-side response from players, markets and systems

This has already started to impact electricity markets and grids at local, national and transnational levels alike, and impacts are only going to grow stronger. To maintain grid stability and security of supply, demand- and supply-side response will be needed from players, markets and systems to encourage greater efficiency of all flexibility sources.

We need to remove the barriers and create the right regulatory environment for energy flexibility

The legal, administrative and other barriers that still prevent players in today’s markets to provide flexibility have to be removed to the largest possible extent.

Energy market regulators are striving to create a regulatory environment that allows all existing and new players in the energy market equal participation in providing flexibility in supply, transmission, distribution and consumption.

The subsection Regulator and markets: Regulatory framework for energy flexibility was created in collaboration with:
Duška Godina
Duška Godina
Director, The Energy Agency of the Republic of Slovenia

Duška Godina has served as the Director of Slovenia’s national regulatory authority, the Energy Agency of Slovenia, since January 2016. She joined the Agency in 2005 as adviser to the director. In this position, she was involved in reaching the NRA’s key decisions; especially prominent was her role in drafting the applicable Slovenian energy law.

In accordance with the competence and mission of the NRA, Godina engages in Slovenian energy policy-making and implementation with the aim of ensuring a high quality, competitive and secure supply of energy for consumers while abiding by climate and environmental agreements and targets.

For iEnergy she provided input on Regulatory framework for energy flexibility.

David Batič
David Batič
The Energy Agency of the Republic of Slovenia

David Batič is the Head of the Energy Market Development and Monitoring department at the Energy Agency of Slovenia. In his first position at the Agency, his focus was on developing a quality of supply regulation methodology and monitoring the market. His present responsibilities include energy market monitoring, REMIT, incentives for smart grids development, e-mobility, effective data interchange in energy markets, and business informatics.  

As the Vice President of the Energy Data Interchange department at the Energy Industry Chamber of Slovenia, he is committed to the standardisation of business processes for electronic data interchange in energy markets at national and EU levels.

For iEnergy he provided input on Regulatory framework for energy flexibility.

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