Ensuring a flexible electricity grid through e.g. smart meters
Fluctuations in the energy system requires a smart, flexible electricity grid. Smart meters play a vital role in this and can be applied at all levels; power generation, transmission and distribution and end users. A smart meter can e.g. record consumption of energy in intervals and communicate that information back to the utility for monitoring and billing, enabling two-way communication. By 2020, all Danish electricity end-users will have smart meters and be billed on an hourly basis. This will lead to reduced power consumption during peak hours (Demand Side Management), grid connection to local power generation and improved reliability against potential component failure scenarios.
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