Range of the Standard:
Royal Decree of cabine
Character of the query:
Type of participation:
Prior public consultation

Background of the norm

In the context of the energy transition, it is essential that users can have detailed, accessible and understandable information on their energy consumption to be able to make decisions about it: from selecting the most convenient rates, carrying out investments to reduce or optimize energy consumption. consumption or generate a part of its energy through self-consumption, or access innovative energy services.

The European clean energy package, approved between the end of 2018 and mid-2019, contains two key cross-cutting elements in the new regulations on renewables, efficiency and the internal market: the empowerment of the citizen on the one hand, with the definition of new agents, such as the renewable energy community (defined, in the Spanish case, in Royal Decree-Law 23/2020) and greater digitization of the energy system, ranging from smart transmission and distribution networks to homes, with the definition of a indicator of the degree of readiness for intelligent applications of buildings (which the European Commission will define by means of a delegated act and an implementing act in September of this year).

Specifically with regard to access to data, Directive (EU) 2019/944, in its article 23 (Data management) states that the countries of the European Union must specify the rules on access to customer data final, including among these data the measurement and consumption data, as well as the data necessary for the change of supplier, demand response and other services. Likewise, the directive establishes that Member States must guarantee efficient and secure access and exchange of data. Additionally, Article 24 of the aforementioned Directive (EU) 2019/944 refers to another essential issue to ensure optimal use of the data from the meters: the necessary interoperability of energy services, so that the Member States they should ensure that utilities apply interoperability requirements and procedures for accessing data.

The National Integrated Energy and Climate Plan 2021-2030 (PNIEC) allocates its measure 4.6 to access to data. In it, reference is made to the importance for citizens and companies of having access to their energy consumption. The Plan also contemplates access to data as a fundamental tool also in measures 1.19, aimed at generating knowledge, dissemination and awareness, and 1.2, aimed at developing demand management, storage and flexibility.

New smart meters

The deployment of smart meters is configured as a key and necessary element for the digitization of the electrical system, also making it possible to make data available to the different participants of the measure with increasing quality and speed. In this regard, Directive (EU) 2019/944 of the European Parliament and of the Council, of June 5, 2019, on common rules for the internal electricity market and amending Directive 2012/27 / EU ( hereinafter Directive (EU) 2019/944 or DMI) regulates in its articles 19 to 22 provisions relating to them. Specifically, the DMI includes a mandate to Member States to ensure the deployment in their territories, based on a cost-benefit analysis, of smart meters that have a minimum of functionalities, among which is the provision of information (validated historical consumption data, non-validated quasi-real-time consumption, and discharged energy data) at no additional cost to end customers and third parties, advice to customers before or at the time of meter installation, consideration of aspects of security and privacy in accordance with applicable regulations of the European Union, or the need for smart meters to have a minimum temporal resolution equal to that of the deviation settlement period.

Objectives of the norm

In view of the above, this public consultation is proposed, the purpose of which is to gather the opinion of the people and entities potentially affected and interested in access to data from smart meters and the evolution of the electrical measurement system in Spain, specifically in the definition of a new generation of smart meters, and the evolution of the measurement settlement system, on the identification of priorities and necessary resources, as well as the main challenges in this field and the possible measures to overcome them. Therefore, this prior public consultation is carried out to obtain the opinion of all the agents involved regarding the implementation of capacity mechanisms in the Spanish electricity system, under the protection of Regulation (EU) 2019/943 of the European Parliament and of the Council, of June 5, 2019, regarding the internal electricity market.

Remission deadline

Deadline for submitting arguments until the day Friday, September 25, 2020

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