Smart grid: In need of smart policies

The smart grid is set to change the face of power networks in the UK and facilitate growth of a low-carbon economy. Paul Hatchwell investigates the many opportunities and challenges

The UK has pledged to decarbonise its electricity grid by 2030 (photograph: Stephen McCluskey/123RF)The UK has three key national energy objectives – decarbonisation, energy security and affordability – which all rely on the development of an effective and reliable smart grid.

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