Regulation in the transformation situation of the energy transition

The position paper identifies the need for regulation during current and future electricity market developments. The paper discusses a change in incentive structure for the spatial coordination of network and market participants as well as the refinancing of networks. The incentive structure for grid operators should be adapted during the transformation in such a way that incentives are created to develop and deploy innovations and smart technologies in grid operation. Despite the use of smart technologies, grid expansion is essential to avoid congestion and improve security of supply. Possible alternatives to the vertical distribution of grid costs would be the participation of the supply side in the grid costs or the nationwide harmonization of grid fees. The position paper shows that the goal for the regulatory framework should basically be holism, consistency, and coherence. At the same time, the changes can only be implemented politically if they are accepted by society.