Europe: Digital & Decentralised Energy

Digitalisation offers an opportunity to make power grids more resilient but could also make the energy system more vulnerable, say researchers at the tech academy alliance ESYS. Smart grids and the coupling of different sectors, including smart meters can help Germany come closer towards reaching its climate targets. However, the smart meter rollout has been stalled due to security concerns and technical defects and software bugs all pose future risks. A greater reliance on digital solutions is seen as crucial to achieve a full transformation away from centralised fossil power sources.

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