The Smart Grids Task Force was set up by the European Commission in 2009 to advise on issues related to smart grid deployment and development. It consists of five Expert Groups who focus on specific areas. Their work helps shape EU smart grid policies.
The Task Force also welcomes any new stakeholder currently not represented to contact DG Energy should they be interested in participating.
Steering committee meetings
The minutes, presentations, and agendas of the Task Force's steering committee meetings.
Expert Group 1 – Smart grid standards
In 2015 this expert group undertook an investigation on the interoperability, standards and functionalities applied in the large scale roll-outs of smart metering in EU Member States.
Based on the work of this expert group, the European Commission has issued mandates to European Standardisation Organisations (ESOs)- CEN, CENELEC and ETSI - to develop and update technical standards:
- Mandate M/490 for smart grids (March 2011)
- Mandate M/468 for electric vehicles (June 2010)
- Mandate M/441 for smart meters (March 2009)
To work on mandate M/490 , the Smart Grid Coordination Group (SG-CG) was set-up in July 2011. In 2012 the SG-CG produced the following reports: Sustainable Processes , First Set of Consistent Standards , Reference Architecture , information security and data privacy and Framework Document .
In 2014 the group produced the following reports: Extended Set of Standards support Smart Grids deployment ; Overview Methodology , General Market Market Model Development , Smart Grid Architecture Model User Manual and Flexibility Management ; Smart Grid Interoperability and its tool; Smart Grid Information Security
Expert Group 2 – Regulatory recommendations for privacy, data protection and cyber-security in the smart grid environment
- Proposal for a list of security measures for smart grids
- Essential Regulatory Requirements and Recommendations for Data Handling, Data Safety, and Consumer Protection
- Data protection, privacy, and security
- Test phase of the Data Protection Impact Assessment Template for Smart Grid and Smart Metering Systems
Expert Group 3 – Regulatory recommendations for smart grid deployment
Smart Grids Task Force (SGTF), Workshop on experiences and conditions for successful implementation of storage, incl. cross-sectorial solutions, Brussels 1st July 2016
Smart Grids Task Force (SGTF), Workshop on Implementation of incentives for innovation, Brussels 1st June 2016
Smart Grids Task Force (SGTF), Workshop on Smart homes and buildings, Brussels 26 April 2016
EG3 Workshop on Demand Response and Self Consumption, Brussels 2 March 2016
- Regulatory recommendations for the deployment of flexibility
- Annex to the EG3 Report on Regulatory Recommendations for the Deployment of Flexibility
- First year report: Options on handling smart grids data | Document reference list
- Concept of EnergyGrid services
- Social cost and benefits of smart grids
- Introduction to the Universal Smart Energy Framework | Methodology & new applications
- Regulatory and Market Aspects of Demand Side Flexibility
Expert Group 4 – Smart grid infrastructure deployment
- Final report - Evaluation of smart grid projects within Smart Grids Task Force Expert Group 4
- Inventory of EU Smart Grid projects – 2012 update
Information request for smart grid projects that aimed to be included in the EU's projects of common interest (PCI) under the draft regulation on guidelines for trans-European energy infrastructure:
- Questionnaires/Templates for project proposals
- Definition of an assessment framework for Projects of Common Interest in the field of smart grids
Telecommunications issues covered by Expert Group 4
Expert Group 5 – Implementation of smart grid industrial policy
- Smart Grids Project Outlook 2014 (Joint Research Centre)
- Joint Research Centre survey for the collection of European smart grid projects