The old electricity network infrastructure has proven to be inadequate, with respect to modern challenges such as alternative energy sources, electricity demand and energy saving policies. Moreover, Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) seem to have reached an adequate level of reliability and flexibility in order to support a new concept of electricity network—the smart grid. In this work, we will analyse the state-of-the-art of smart grids, in their technical, management, security, and optimization aspects. We will also provide a brief overview of the regulatory aspects involved in the development of a smart grid, mainly from the viewpoint of the European Union.
|Titolo:||Smart Grid Technologies in Europe: An Overview|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2013|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||10.3390/en6010251|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|