Are smart grids the key to EU energy security?

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    This chapter attempts to examine how the evolution of smart grids affects the three main energy security goals of the EU, supply security, affordability and sustainability. While it finds that the deployment of smart grids has the potential to substantially strengthen all of them, it locates a number of issues that call for the policy-makers' attention in order to avoid mishaps and maximise the utility emanating from the transition in power markets. In doing so, it focuses on the regulatory gaps and the need for robust regulation that will guide the energy transition.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationResearch Handbook on EU Energy Law and Policy
    EditorsRafael Leal-Arcas, Jan Wouters
    Place of PublicationCheltenham
    PublisherEdward Elgar Publishing
    Number of pages10
    ISBN (Electronic)978 1 78643 105 9
    ISBN (Print)978 1 78643 104 2
    Publication statusPublished - Oct 2017

    Publication series

    NameResearch Handbooks in European Law
    PublisherEdward Elgar Publishing


    • Energy security
    • Energy policy
    • European Union
    • EU
    • Smart Grids


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