Objectives

The IMPROGRES project aims to identify possible improvements in the social optimal outcome of market integration of DG/RES in European electricity markets. This will be achieved by:

  • Identification of current interactions between DG/RES businesses, distribution system operators (DSOs) and energy markets in coping with increased DG/RES penetration levels.
  • Developing DG/RES-E scenarios for the EU energy future up to 2020 and 2030.
  • Quantifying the total future network costs of increasing shares of DG/RES for selected network operators according to the DG/RES-E scenarios.
  • As a comparison to regular DSO practices, identify cost minimising response alternatives to increasing penetration levels of DG/RES for the same network operators.
  • Recommend policy responses and regulatory framework improvements that effectively support the improvements of the socially optimal outcome of market integration of DG/RES in European electricity markets.