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The European Energy system is in transition towards clean energy and high efficiency. European citizens are at the centre of this transition. Empowered by a wider choice of services, they are becoming active players – prosumers (consumers and/or producers) – keeping energy prices at an economic optimum. Digitalisation is the revolutionary enabler for this transition of the energy sector; nobody can avoid it. We need an appropriate, reliable and secure communication system if the power system is to be operated with Dispersed Energy Resources (DER) in a dynamic way.

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The cost, performance and deployment of many clean energy technologies have dramatically improved in recent years, accelerating transitions towards cleaner energy systems around the world.

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The EU is transforming its energy system into a more sustainable, renewables-based system, away from large-scale fossil fuel-based energy production. To honour the Paris agreement and our 2030 targets, at least 27% of our energy – that’s close to 50% of electricity – will have to come from renewables by 2030.

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