Smart Grids and Stable Stand-Alone Electricity Systems: Practice and Implications for Power Supply
Combinations of electrical, information and communication technologies allow for "Smart Grids" to provide dynamic efficiency for power generation, transmission and distribution. Ecologic took the lead in preparing a Learning Centre on the state and promise of Smart Grids at the 15th Session of the UN Commission on Sustainable Development (CSD 15).
The course was moderated by R. Andreas Kraemer of Ecologic and highlighted the benefits of smart grids for an increased use of variable renewable power sources, while enhancing energy security, stabilising electricity grids and reducing the need for reserve capacity and the associated economic benefits and reduced carbon dioxide emission.
Here you can find a more detailled report on the event.