Smart-grid policies: An international review

Title: Smart-grid policies: An international review
Format: Journal Article
Publication Date: March 2013
Published In: Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Energy and Environment
Description: The electric power systems of many industrialized nations are challenged by the need to accommodate distributed renewable generation, increasing demands of a digital society, growing threats to infrastructure security, and concerns over global climate disruption. The 'smart grid'-with a two-way flow of electricity and information between utilities and consumers-can help address these challenges, but various financial, regulatory, and technical obstacles hinder its rapid deployment. An overview of experiences with smart-grid policies in pioneering countries shows that many governments have designed interventions to overcome these barriers and to facilitate grid modernization. Smart-grid policies include a new generation of regulations and finance models such as regulatory targets, requirements for data security and privacy, renewable energy credits, and various interconnection tariffs and utility subsidies. © 2012 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
Ivan Allen College Contributors:
External Contributors: Shan Zhou
Citation: Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Energy and Environment. 2. Issue 2. 121 - 139. ISSN 2041-8396. DOI 10.1002/wene.53.
  • Innovation and Diffusion
  • Smart Grid
Related Departments:
  • Climate and Energy Policy Laboratory
  • School of Public Policy