Smart grids in Australia
Smart grids have the potential to provide greater ability to incorporate and distribute renewable energy, save money through reduced demand, and empower consumers to manage their energy use. From the power plant to the power point, smart grids will eventually enable a two-way flow of information between energy suppliers and consumers. Linking all these energy data points will create a web of information so that energy can be delivered where and when it is required.
In June 2011, Standards Australia was commissioned by the Australian Department of Resources Energy and Tourism to prepare a roadmap for the development of Australian Standards to support the deployment of Smart Grids in Australia. The CFA has a consumer representative involved in this process.
Standards Australia recently held a breakfast forum on The future of smart grids in Australia and the presentation can be viewed here: under Events.