|European Union Electricity Market Glossary|
'Distribution' means the transport of electricity on high-voltage, medium-voltage and low-voltage distribution systems with a view to its delivery to customers, but does not include supply (Article 2(5) of the Directive 2009/72/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 13 July 2009 concerning common rules for the internal market in electricity).
In contrast to the electricity supply, which is a competitive market, electricity distribution networks are natural monopolies, consequently, the respective tariffs are not determined by markets, but regulated.
“There is no standard which describes the separation of distribution from transmission from a technical point of view. Any separation appears to be related to the voltage levels managed by DSOs. According to European Standard EN 50160, a nominal voltage can be classified as “medium voltage” (MV) if it is comprised between 1 and 35 kV. Below 1 kV, a nominal voltage is classified “Low voltage” (LV), and above 35 kV “High voltage” (HV).
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