This survey is part of the project Smart Villages and supports the work of the EUSALP Action Group 9. The Energy and Environment Agency of Lower Austria (BeNu) is coordinating the survey and member of the EUASALP Action Group 9.

This project is co-financed by the European Regional Development Fund through the Interreg Alpine Space programme.

This survey is focusing on smart grid applications in the EUSALP territory. The survey will take 15 to 20 minutes to answer. Thank you very much for your support!

Smart grids are intelligent power grids, encompassing all players of the energy system via a communication network.

Smart grids are power supply systems, which are characterised by coordinated management in real time and bidirectional communication between producer, consumer, energy storage and the power grid. In the future, the electricity infrastructure will need intelligent development and an expansion of information and communication techniques. The promotion of renewable energy requires the sharing of more information because electricity is not only generated in high voltages any more. Due to a higher share of renewable energy, medium and low voltages must be fed into the supply grid. A smart grid technology means a change from a consumptionā€orientated supply system to a generationā€orientated consumption. Therefore, it is important to combine decentralised generation, decentralised storage and flexible consumers.