The European Smart Grid Conference 2013 brought together stakeholders from both the energy and telecommunications sectors - inclusive of the policy-making communities - to debate the most pertinent issues relating to the EU-wide roll out of intelligent energy networks. With the successful convergence of these major infrastructure sectors dictating the successful delivery of the European smart grid, this conference will examined what needs to be done to achieve such cross-sector collaboration.
Head of Unit, New energy technologies, innovation and clean coal
DG Energy, European Commission
This conference addressed some of the following issues and questions: Has a strong and clear enough case been made so far for a European smart grid? What future social and economic benefits would the European smart grid bring? What might a market for smart grid technologies and energy tariffs look like? How will spectrum and bandwidth considerations determine the possibilities the smart grid will offer, particularly in terms of the Internet of Things and smarter homes? The conference will also assess the critical matter of standardisation, and the twin issues of grid security and stability.
For further information on this conference or details on how you can become involved next year, please contact Charlene Selmer on +44 (0) 2920 783 024 / firstname.lastname@example.org.