GTFS: Global Trends and Future Scenarios Index

Technology Roadmap: Smart Grids



There is a pressing need to accelerate the development of low-carbon energy technologies in order to address the global challenges of energy security, climate change and economic growth. Smart grids are particularly important as they enable several other low-carbon energy technologies, including electric vehicles, variable renewable energy sources and demand response. This roadmap provides a consensus view on the current status of smart grid technologies, and maps out a global path for expanded use of smart grids, together with milestones and recommendations for action for technology and policy development.