Reply from the European Commission to the Parliamentary questions on “Fostering the deployment of smart grids” by MEP Pilar Del Castillo

On November 2021, the Spanish Member of the European Parliament Ms Pilar Del Castillo from the EPP Group, submitted a list of questions to the European Commission concerning the undergoing policy around the deployment of smart grids in the EU.

The main points of the questions concerned the permeation of digital technologies in the energy sector, namely the support that access to radio spectrums can provide to the development of smart grids, an essential tool to foster the energy transition.

The questions received a written reply from the cabinet of Mr Thierry Breton, Commissioner for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship & SMEs. The full text of the questions and official written reply can be read here.

The EUTC Board of Directors is grateful towards Ms del Castillo for supporting this necessary advocacy activity to allow the main European key players from the telecommunications sector to accelerate the works to achieve a digitalised and carbon-neutral Europe.

Per rule 138 of the European Parliament, the policymaking process of the European Union allows Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) to submit questions for written answer to the European Commission – for which an official written reply must be provided within a period of six weeks. MEPs often engage with stakeholders from civil society in order to submit questions that address their needs.