Policy makers are showing increased interest in making electricity grids ‘smarter.’ This webinar will help policy makers design policies to encourage ‘smart grids’ by defining what makes an electricity grid smart and proposing a methodology to measure the smartness of the electricity grid. Participants will also learn how to track the status of smart grid development with a defined framework of six characteristics which a smart grid should meet. Progress in the development of each characteristic is assessed by several key performance indicators.
Panelist : Leen Vandezande obtained her Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from the K.U.Leuven, Belgium, with her Ph.D. manuscript on balancing market design and integration. Currently, she is working as a post-doctoral researcher in the Electric Energy Research Group ELECTA at the K.U.Leuven. Being involved in several European projects in the field of smart grids and in smart grid industry associations, Vandezande is acquainted with research, policy and market activities in the area of smart grids. Her research interests include European energy policy and energy market design.