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Why we should think smarter when it comes to smart grids
‘Smart grids’ have been put forward by many of the world’s governments as a key ingredient in fulfilling the global ambition of a connected world powered by clean methods. In Australia, where a notoriously unstable grid has been well-documented, smart grids have been touted as the solution to keeping the lights on even when the power drops. However, for all the benefits, there needs to be a reality check. Arne Svendsen, Mark Andrews, Tony Morton, and Martin Groh, delve into the hurdles Australia’s infrastructure has yet to overcome, and why the dream scenario of a connected grid is still a huge work-in-progress.