Smart Grids are powergrids which make optimal use of the latest technologies. They simplify the integration of renewable energy. This process takes place from product to consumer and vice versa. Besides, realtime data is exchanged and smart control at a distance is possible.
Smart Grids are an extension of adaptation of the current powerlnie and exist of a information and measurement system with smart meters.
Through monitoring energy, you gain insight in your energy consumption level. Consequently, your have the opportunity to use this information and safe energy consumption, reduce costs, and increase the reliability and transperancy of your energy consumption. Many countries, under which Belgium, promote Smart Grids as an opportunity to lower your energy dependence, and to reduce the world wide global warming problem. Last but not least, you are able to make optimal use of the power line in extraordinary situations.