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Smart Grid Technologies in Europe: An Overview
Dipartimento di Automatica ed Informatica (DAUIN), Politecnico di Torino, Corso Duca degli Abruzzi 24, 10129 Torino, Italy
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Received: 29 September 2012; in revised form: 5 December 2012 / Accepted: 18 December 2012 / Published: 9 January 2013
Abstract: 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.
Keywords: smart grids; energy; renewables; grid intelligence; energy efficiency; energy storage
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Ardito, L.; Procaccianti, G.; Menga, G.; Morisio, M. Smart Grid Technologies in Europe: An Overview. Energies 2013, 6, 251-281.
Ardito L, Procaccianti G, Menga G, Morisio M. Smart Grid Technologies in Europe: An Overview. Energies. 2013; 6(1):251-281.
Ardito, Luca; Procaccianti, Giuseppe; Menga, Giuseppe; Morisio, Maurizio. 2013. "Smart Grid Technologies in Europe: An Overview." Energies 6, no. 1: 251-281.