Europe’s smart grid research agenda updated to 2035

A new strategic research agenda for smart grids setting out the longer term research and innovation activities necessary by 2035 has been released by the European Technology Platform SmartGrids

The document updates and extends the first strategic research agenda, which was published in 2007 covering the period up to 2020.

Since the initiation of the smart grids revolution, the world has changed, states the document. The large majority of stakeholders in Europe, including governments, are now fully aware that their overall target of 34 percent renewable energy supply by 2020 means the grid must be re-engineered and that this may be done cost optimally with intelligent grid based systems.

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