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Smart Grid is a term for the new generation of electric grids including power transmission lines, substations, transformer and other components. The Smart Grid track contains information on technology, best practice, global trends and APUEA activities as well as members and related partners.


What defines an electric grid as a smart grid is that it enables two way communication between the producer and consumer. The smart part of the grid actually refers to the increased flexibility a smart grid has compared to conventional electric grids. Smart Grids has higher efficiency, is more flexible and more compatible to renewable energy sources than conventional electrical grids.