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Solution for Pioneering Smart Electricity Systems

The Challenge

The nuclear catastrophe in Japan in March 2011 radically changed many preconceptions around the world about energy for the future. Before then, many countries with nuclear power plants sought a consta ...

The nuclear catastrophe in Japan in March 2011 radically changed many preconceptions around the world about energy for the future. Before then, many countries with nuclear power plants sought a constant or rising share of nuclear energy in the mix, while today the future of nuclear energy is unsettled. At the same time, the threat of climate change requires restrictions on the use of fossil fuels such as coal for electricity generation.

Enforce the installation of smart meters not only in newly built houses, but also in already existing buildings.

Existing regulation often specifies that smart meters are obligatory only for newly built buildings. Given the low replacement rate of the housing stock, this is insufficient. Smart meters have to be mandatory for the whole housing stock after some transition period. But unique standards are a precondition for such regulation to avoid incompatibilities.

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    Solution
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    Standardize regulation, communication protocols and metering equipment. In case of supra-national standardization, leave enough freedom to account for country-specific requirements.

    Standardize regulation, communication protocols and metering equipment. In case of supra-national standardization, leave enough freedom to account for country-specific requirements.

    Standardize regulation, communication protocols and metering equipment. In case of supra-national standardization, leave enough freedom to account for country-specific requirements.

    Polity
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    Develop adequate price incentives for end users.

    Develop adequate price incentives for end users.

    Develop adequate price incentives for end users.

    Polity
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    Develop nonmonetary incentives for end users, such as the visualization of energy and carbon savings, as well as reputation- based incentives.

    Develop nonmonetary incentives for end users, such as the visualization of energy and carbon savings, as well as reputation- based incentives.

    Develop nonmonetary incentives for end users, such as the visualization of energy and carbon savings, as well as reputation- based incentives.

    Polity, Academia, Business, Civil Society
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    Limit public financial support to solutions that are cost-effective and only realize projects if amortization of costs is ensured.

    Limit public financial support to solutions that are cost-effective and only realize projects if amortization of costs is ensured.

    Limit public financial support to solutions that are cost-effective and only realize projects if amortization of costs is ensured.

    Polity