Introduction and overview

Daphne Ngar-yin MAH*, Peter Hills, Victor O.K. Li, Richard Balme

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Abstract

The policy challenges associated with global warming the prospect of increasingly expensive fossil fuels, and the recent re-emergence of serious concerns about the safety of nuclear power after the Fukushima accident in Japan are encouraging many western and Asian economies to develop smart grids (SGs) as a component of their energy policy portfolios. This introductory chapter first discusses the evolving definitions of SGs, and the five major applications of these technologies. We will then provide an energy sector outlook, highlighting the major energy developments in the near future that may affect SG deployment. We will conclude with an overview of the objectives and structure of the book.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationGreen Energy and Technology
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Pages3-20
Number of pages18
Edition9781447162803
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014

Publication series

NameGreen Energy and Technology
Number9781447162803
Volume0
ISSN (Print)1865-3529
ISSN (Electronic)1865-3537

Scopus Subject Areas

  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
  • Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law

User-Defined Keywords

  • Arena
  • Coherence
  • Europe
  • Meso
  • OECD

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