Smart Grids

Smart grids, an electrical grid which includes a variety of operation and energy measures including smart meters, smart appliances, renewable energy resources, and energy efficient resources. Smart grids help reduce non-revenue electricity, they help to recover losses as well as open new revenue streams. Another advantage of smart grids is that they help utilities to strengthen the resilience of grid networks against cyber-attacks. Smart grids help utilities to reduce the occurrence and duration of power outages. They help utility firms to integrate large numbers or capacity of distributed energy resources. Smart grids are projected can cut the industry's carbon emissions by 25%. Artificial Intelligence and the Internet of Things are the backbones of smart grids.

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4IR

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Battery market

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EVs

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grid evolution

Small country, big plans: Portugal’s response to grid evolution

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