Smart grids are about planning, building, expanding, operating and maintaining the electricity networks of the future in a way which will help meet the EU’s 20/20/20 energy and climate change objectives. These ambitious targets for the year 2020 include 20% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions, 20% EU renewables share and 20% savings in consumption by improving energy efficiency.

The “smartness” of the grid is manifested in making better use of technologies and solutions to intelligently control generation (including low-carbon), to better plan and run existing electricity grids, and to enable new energy services and energy efficiency improvements.

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