Tallinn (Estonia), 20 September – Yesterday 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 Cañete, were the first to sign the declaration that aims to increase the digitalisation of the European energy market.
Sonia Dunlop, Policy Advisor at SolarPower Europe, who signed the Tallinn e-Energy declaration on behalf of the association, said “We are thrilled to support 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”. Dunlop added, “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: the market opportunities” 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.