THE SOCIO-ECONOMIC BASED DRIVERS FOR EFFICIENT ENERGY CONSUMPTION AND SMART GRIDS

Afshin Tafazzoli, Miguel Marco Fondevila, Abel Ortego, Sabina Scarpellini

Abstract

The electric power grid infrastructure that has served us so well for so long is rapidly running up against its limitations and needs to be optimized. Long-term drivers in the energy market are the cause of a current systematic optimization of the energy system. In this article the current position of the smart grid, the issues surrounding it, the challenges ahead, the countless opportunities it presents, and the benefits we all stand to gain by its adoption are discussed. There is a massive challenge to put the global energy system on a sustainable basis to offer less impact on the environment and CO2 emission control. Energy networks and grids have to become more efficient, flexible, reliable, green and decentralized. To address all these drivers, new technologies, public policies, economic incentives and regulations are fundamental to bring the smart grid to full implementation. The transformation from a centralized, producer-controlled network to one that is less centralized and more consumer-interactive is proposed. This empowers consumers to become active participants in their energy choices to a degree never before possible and offers a two-way visibility and control of energy consumption.

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Tafazzoli A., Fondevila M., Ortego A. and Scarpellini S. (2012). THE SOCIO-ECONOMIC BASED DRIVERS FOR EFFICIENT ENERGY CONSUMPTION AND SMART GRIDS . In Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Smart Grids and Green IT Systems - Volume 1: SMARTGREENS, ISBN 978-989-8565-09-9, pages 239-242. DOI: 10.5220/0003946502390242


in Bibtex Style

@conference{smartgreens12,
author={Afshin Tafazzoli and Miguel Marco Fondevila and Abel Ortego and Sabina Scarpellini},
title={THE SOCIO-ECONOMIC BASED DRIVERS FOR EFFICIENT ENERGY CONSUMPTION AND SMART GRIDS},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Smart Grids and Green IT Systems - Volume 1: SMARTGREENS,},
year={2012},
pages={239-242},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0003946502390242},
isbn={978-989-8565-09-9},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Smart Grids and Green IT Systems - Volume 1: SMARTGREENS,
TI - THE SOCIO-ECONOMIC BASED DRIVERS FOR EFFICIENT ENERGY CONSUMPTION AND SMART GRIDS
SN - 978-989-8565-09-9
AU - Tafazzoli A.
AU - Fondevila M.
AU - Ortego A.
AU - Scarpellini S.
PY - 2012
SP - 239
EP - 242
DO - 10.5220/0003946502390242