The cost of losses for future network investment in the new networks regime: The supply industry is at a turning… http://bit.ly/ideKTg
— Leonardo ENERGY (@LeonardoENERGY) February 14, 2011
In OECD countries, electricity network losses amount to 7% of electricity produced. While these losses appear modest, at least half of them are avoidable in the long run. Addressing them is important since they are the highest when we can least afford them – at the time of peak load.
Since this tweet, the European Commission has regulated energy efficiency of distribution transformers under the Ecodesign Directive and requested plans for improvement of energy efficiency in energy networks through EED Art.15. Moreover, network regulators are gradually looking more into network losses and incentives for innovation, which includes highly efficient equipment.