The aim of the Danube Region Smart Grid Concept is to facilitate a common understanding on “smart grids” and assist the countries of the Danube Region to take the first steps towards the development of smart grid policies and action plans.
The electricity systems and markets of the Danube Region countries are heterogeneous and their electricity networks are facing very different challenges due to specific production and consumption patterns. The goal of the Danube Region Smart Grid Concept is to discover the bottlenecks of smart grid developments in the Danube Region to eliminate infrastructural barriers, foster the integration of the increased renewable supply into the grid and decrease the ratio of non-payment.
The project is based on a series of workshops with key stakeholders (Transmission System Operators, Distribution System Operators, big consumers and suppliers), desktop research and regional survey.
As a result of the project, Danube countries will be expected to have a clear understanding of their own demand for smart grid solutions and the areas for policy and regulatory interventions will be identified.