ELECTRICITY UTILITIES AND TELECOM COMPANIES
> 5 March 2012, Brussels
There is political ambition, particularly at EU level, for the roll-out of smart grids and it is generally accepted that the technologies for smart grids are already available. Standards are being developed but the major challenge for DSOs is how these technologies can be deployed at acceptable cost. Regulatory changes and incentives are needed that will allow DSOs to recover investment in smart grids and to develop and to offer new smart grid services from which revenue can be derived.
The workshop is the fourth in the series organised by the European Commission, DG Information Society and Media (DG INFSO). The workshop focussed on four of the recommendations and priority actions agreed at the third workshop. These were:
examine the environment for the roll-out of smart grids and the potential for an organization/task force to address the agreements and frameworks necessary for the operation of the smart market that will be created with the roll-out of smart grids;
describe mission critical services for which dedicated ICT infrastructure is required and define the ICT requirements for these services in terms of coverage, bandwidth, latency, reliability in emergency situations, and resilience;
identify examples, and highlight lessons learned and experiences gained, where DSOs have collaborated (e.g. through joint ventures) with Telcos and others to deliver ICT services to third parties and to derive revenue from DSO owned assets;
support for the Smart Grid Task Force.
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• GSMA - EC 4th Telco – Utilities Workshop - Lessons from the history of GSM and GSMA
• Telecom Italia - Core services platforms: Smart Grid and TLC Networks