In smart grids the formerly separated worlds of energy and telecommunication converge to an interactive and automated energy supply system. Driven by social, legal, and economic pressures, energy systems around the globe are updated with information and communication technology. These investments aim at enhancing energy efficiency, securing affordable energy supply, and mitigate climate change.
In Broadband Networks, Smart Grids and Climate Change, renowned scholars and managers from the fields of energy and telecommunication address key questions related to technological, strategic, and regulatory issues revealing consequences and opportunities for businesses evolving with smart grids.
In particular, this book analyzes:
(1) the effects on climate change protection
(2) national energy and broadband politics
(3) regulatory approaches and requirements
(4) emerging business models
¿¿¿Investigates the convergence of energy and information and communication technologies
Adresses the role of ICT in mitigating climate change
Looks at the interdependence between broadband network and smart grids, and the environmental impacts of smart grids/broadband networks¿