The SGTF advises the Commission on policy and regulatory frameworks at European level to co-ordinate the first steps towards the implementation of Smart Grids under the provision of the Third Energy Package.The Task Force shall serve primarily as an advisory forum to the European Commission on policy and regulatory measures to coordinate at European level the implementation of Smart Grids under the provisions of the Directive 2009/72/EC, Directive 2009/73/EC and Directive 2012/27/EU.
The activities of the Task Force may encompass all issues relating to the roll-out of smart metering systems and the deployment of Smart Grids. The Task Force shall discuss, assist and provide recommendations at the Commission's request in particular on the following issues:
identifying priorities for preparation of guidance documents, recommendations and best practices relevant to the effective deployment of Smart Grids; identifying market dysfunctions that may hinder the implementation of Smart Grids;
identifying issues that could potentially or actually do prevent consumers, industry or utilities from taking advantage of the full potential of Smart Grids;collecting, or initiating and overseeing the preparation of, guidelines on the industry best practices; proposing incentives and any regulatory activities that may improve the effective implementation of Smart Grids and Smart Metering systems;
exchanging information regarding the application of national and Union legislation and policies relevant the implementation of Smart Grids. Smart Grids will play a key role in achieving the EU’s 2020 strategy to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and use more renewable energy.
Assist the Commission in relation to the implementation of existing Union legislation, programmes and policies
Assist the Commission in the preparation of legislative proposals and policy initiatives
Provides expertise to the Commission when preparing implementing measures, i.e. before the Commission submits these draft measures to a comitology committee