Overview of Socio-Economic Issues for Smart Grids Development

Simona Bigerna, Carlo Andrea Bollino, Silvia Micheli


The electrical world system is experiencing many challenges, including the increasing presence of renewable energy sources characterized by high variability, the call for actions to mitigate climate change, the need to restructure the infrastructure already aged and then the development of smart grids. Smart grid projects have been launched in various countries around the world. The transition to the smart grid is affecting primarily the European Union and the United States, but also emerging markets such as China and India are strongly investing in the smart grids. In this paper we analyze the socio-economic aspects that are among the key variables towards the feasibility of smart grid projects. Construction of new infrastructures generally rises acceptance problems. Social acceptance of consumers is important for the adoption of new technologies. We advocate that multidisciplinary cooperation is needed to develop scientific research on smart grids.


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Bigerna S., Andrea Bollino C. and Micheli S. (2015). Overview of Socio-Economic Issues for Smart Grids Development . In Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Smart Cities and Green ICT Systems - Volume 1: SMARTGREENS, ISBN 978-989-758-105-2, pages 271-276. DOI: 10.5220/0005477402710276

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author={Simona Bigerna and Carlo Andrea Bollino and Silvia Micheli},
title={Overview of Socio-Economic Issues for Smart Grids Development},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Smart Cities and Green ICT Systems - Volume 1: SMARTGREENS,},

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JO - Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Smart Cities and Green ICT Systems - Volume 1: SMARTGREENS,
TI - Overview of Socio-Economic Issues for Smart Grids Development
SN - 978-989-758-105-2
AU - Bigerna S.
AU - Andrea Bollino C.
AU - Micheli S.
PY - 2015
SP - 271
EP - 276
DO - 10.5220/0005477402710276