This paper appears in: Engineering & Technology
Issue Date: May 8-May 28 2010
Volume: 5 Issue:7
On page(s): 49 - 51
There has been an awful lot of rhetoric about smart grid, but depending on who you listen to it can seem to be a disparate concept. Although there is no standard global definition, the European Technology Platform SmartGrids defines smart grids as electricity networks that can intelligently integrate the behaviour and actions of all users connected to it generators, consumers and those that do both in order to efficiently deliver sustainable, economic and secure electricity supplies.