The aim of this journal is to identify challenges and solutions for the energy grids and markets of the future. Smart grids are perceived as a key building block for a sustainable energy future with less emissions and better quality of service. It is becoming obvious that smart energy is an issue of technology developments but at the same time more than that since all the technologies have to be embedded in a network. Underlying the physical network there is a network of stakeholders including multiple consumers, producers and grid operators. Regulation also plays an important role as it shapes the relations between the aforementioned actors. Successful smart grid applications will adapt to the local grid and its characteristics, e.g., density of population and consumption, but they will also adapt to and adjust the local institutional settings.
energy, smart grids, sustainable energy, Sustainable energy journal, Electrical engineering journal
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