CEER has taken a position on self-generation, fears cross-subsidies
Sep 29, 2016
The Council of European Energy Regulators (CEER) published in September 2016 its position paper on self-generators (also sometimes called prosumers or self-consumers). The document aims at providing the European Commission and policy-makers with an independent analysis of the impact that SG could have on system operation and costs, and on the market. Self-generation which is defined as the use of power generated on-site by an energy consumer in order to reduce the purchase of electricity from the grid, is expected to offer opportunities for more consumer empowerment, for network losses reduction, improved demand response, bill savings and CO2 abatement.
The CEER conclusions are fully in line with the considerations which lead ERO to start working on the balanced tariff system (VTS).