• ALEXANDRA IOANID National University of Science and Technology POLITEHNICA Bucharest, Romania Author
  • DAN PALADE National University of Science and Technology POLITEHNICA Bucharest, Romania Author



Distribution operators, Renewable energy sources, Energy aggregators, Clean energy, New technologies, Decentralized power system


The paper aims to review some of the available literature concerning the traditional roles of DSOs and the evolution paths suggested by existing academic papers and concrete examples from the industry of what is being done in European Union countries. Furthermore, the roles of DSOs in Romania and the transition to a decentralized power system were investigated.

The research hypothesis is that in the following years, DSOs' activity must change to accommodate the shift towards a decentralized power system. The authors determined the driving factors of change for DSOs in the context of energy transition and the role of DSOs in the current centralized power system.


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