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Europe

Every day, across Europe, the energy landscape with regard to Smart Grid is changing. Earlier this year, the European Council concluded that the EU should have a fully integrated, internal energy market by 2014. Günther Oettinger, the EU Commissioner for Energy, stated, “By 2014, power and gas should be transported as easily throughout Europe as goods and services.” As part of this plan, the Council is encouraging Member States to pick up the pace in adopting technical standards for Smart Grid and smart meters by the end of 2012. We already see the rollout of smart meters happening in Italy, Sweden, Spain, and other European countries, and numerous Smart Grid pilot projects popping up across the continent. With shared concerns about new business models, grid interconnections, consumer behavior, demand response, distributed generation and renewables integration, the question arises: Will Smart Grid developments further unite Europe?

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Our Regional Office

Kurt-Schumacher Str. 8
Bonn, 53113
Germany

T +49 228 446 900

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