Digitalisation of the energy sector was in focus at an Eastern Partnership workshop in Minsk, Belarus, on 21 May. The workshop was organised by the Energy Community Regulatory Board (ECRB), the Council of European Energy Regulators (CEER) and the European Commission.
This event was the 8th annual Eastern Partnership workshop for energy regulatory bodies. Focusing on digitalisation of the energy sector and cybersecurity, the workshop addressed the need to adjust regulatory policy to adapt to the new realities that come with increased use of data and digital technologies.
The recent CEER consultation paper "Dynamic Regulation to Enable Digitalisation of the Energy System" examines the implications of digitalisation for the energy sector and for consumers in particular. It shows that digitalisation provides opportunities to increase the productivity of the existing energy system and introduce new products and services that influence energy demand. On the other hand, it also brings new challenges to ensure that consumers are empowered and adequately protected, data is secure and regulation keeps up to date with cybersecurity developments.
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