ETP SMARTGRIDS DOCUMENTS
The new SRA 2035 will serve as key input to the current EU Framework Programme, its successor Horizon 2020 and other SmartGrids research, development and demonstration initiatives both on national and European levels with the goal to advance the SmartGrids based European Energy System.
At the end of 2008, based on the contributions and discussions of many people in the EU Member States, the first draft of this Strategic Deployment Document (SDD) was released, under the Chairmanship of Pier Nabuurs CEO of N.V. KEMA. Today this document is formally finalized, and describes the priorities for the deployment of innovation in the electricity networks and the benefits that such innovation will deliver for all stakeholders. It also gives a timeline for deployment.
The European Technology Platform SmartGrids has focused its efforts on the development of this Strategic Research Agenda (SRA). The SRA is a reference and strategic document that consolidates the views of stakeholders on research priorities.
Together with the Vision paper it describes the main areas to be investigated, technical and non-technical, in the short-medium term in Europe. Since the SRA was publised, in 2007, then these documents have inspired several Research and Development programs within the EU and National institutions.
European electricity networks have provided the vital links between electricity producers and consumers with great success for many decades. The fundamental architecture of these networks has been developed to meet the needs of large, predominantly carbon-based generation technologies, located remotely from demand centres. The energy challenges that Europe is now facing are changing the electricity generation landscape.
This document was presented in April 2006.
WORKING GROUPS DOCUMENTS
This abstract provides an insight of the White Paper written by members of the Working Group Demand and Metering. It details the various aspects of the retailers’ position and the part Retailers can effectively play in the central functionalities enabled by the smart grid.