Roles, responsibilities and regulation in smart distribution grids

Facing the development of distributed and renewable generation it is a common claim that (distribution) networks are to become smarter. We observe that smart grids or, more appropriately coined as smart systems, will develop towards a multitasking entity. Within this, innovative contracts, pricing and markets are required. Additionally this raises challenges and prospects for future regulation of smart grids.

This project aims to contribute to developing a consistent institutional framework to facilitate the development and deployment of smart grids and a well-functioning institutional framework for developed smart grids. The main aspects that are investigated within this project are (future) roles, responsibilities and regulation in these emerging smart distribution systems. The project receives financial support from the research council Next Generation Infrastructures