Photo: Sonia Dunlop, Policy Advisor at SolarPower Europe, signing the e-Energy Declaration in Tallinn on 19 September.

It's official - SolarPower Europe signs the Tallinn e-Energy Declaration

By: Sonia Dunlop, Policy Advisor

Last month in Tallinn, SolarPower Europe signed the Estonian's Presidency e-Energy Declaration alongside major EU energy stakeholders. Minister of Economic Affairs of Estonia, Kadri Simson, and European Commissioner for Energy, Miguel Arias Canete, were the first to sign the declaration that aims to increase the digitalisation of the European energy market. 

This initiative brought forward by the Estonian Presidency. This declaration recognises the importance of digital technologies such as solar to deliver the energy transition and empower European consumers and communities. Further digitalisation means a more reliable and efficient energy system that will increase market flexibility for our technology. This is key for the success of solar and would help to avoid the use of market distorting policy tools such as Capacity Remuneration Mechanisms.

Much of what the declaration calls for is already being implemented by our Digitalisation Task Force. We are encouraged to see the commitments for broader cooperation across sectors to deliver the full potential that digitalisation offers. This will put us in a better position to reach our common energy and environmental objectives.

In the follow-up to this declaration, SolarPower Europe will be releasing a new report "Digitalisation & Solar" this week on 4 October at European Utilities Week in Amsterdam. The first of its kind, this report will detail the role digitalisation can play for the growth of the solar industry in Europe and its implications for the energy transition. You will also receive a copy of this report by email and can attend the launch event. Please help us gain coverage for this by spreading the word on social media and amongst your contacts. Members are also welcome to attend Digitalisation Task Force Expert Workshop on Thursday 5 October.

Read the full e-Energy Declaration here.



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