Factors driving the Smart Grid


  • together with an efficient regulatory framework, markets will promote economic growth
  • increasing competition will encourage efficiency while incentivizing technological progress and innovation
  • wider choice of services
  • pressure for electricity prices reduction

Security and Quality of Supply

  • modern society depends critically on a secure supply of energy
  • concerns for primary energy availability
  • electricity transmission and distribution grids infrastructure ageing is increasingly threatening security, reliability and quality of supply

The Environment

  • greenhouse gases contribute to climate change,
    a huge challenge

Smart Grids integrate the newest technologies to guarantee flexibility, accessibility and reliability,
while being cost effective



the electric power grid of the future
must be secure, cost-effective
and environmentally gentle