Methodologies to measure the potential of smart grids for greenhouse gas reductions (SG4-GHG).
The aim of this work was to create a methodology to measure the potential for energy savings and GHG emissions reductions from Smart Grids in an EU context. The report also:
- Identifies functionalities that are necessary to enable energy and GHG benefits to be realised from the implementation of Smart Grids.
- Develops a framework for comparative assessment of energy and GHG benefits from deployment of Smart Grid technologies and dependent applications.
- Models the impact of Smart Grid functionalities on GHG emissions in 2020 for a representative range of 6 EU Member State national markets.
- Makes recommendations in relation to potential EC policy involvement and development; and identifies gaps in knowledge, and areas which would benefit from further research.