Working together to ensure reliable, affordable and clean energy
Smart_Grid topic: Smart grids

Smart grids are networks that monitor and manage the transport of electricity from all generation sources to meet the varying electricity demands of end users. They are, and will continue to be, deployed at different rates in a variety of settings around the world, depending on local commercial attractiveness, compatibility with existing technologies, regulatory developments and investment frameworks.

The widespread deployment of smart grids is crucial to achieving a more secure and sustainable energy future. As well as addressing current concerns with existing electricity systems, such as ageing infrastructure and increasing peak demand, smart grids are an important element for expanding the use of a number of low-carbon technologies, including electric vehicles and ‘variable’ renewables (wind, solar PV, tidal, and wave generation).

Related Topics:

Electricity
Heat
Clean energy technologies