The Smart Grid Forum’s vision for a Great Britain smart grid is:
A smart electricity grid that develops to support an efficient, timely transition to a low carbon economy to help the UK meet its carbon reduction targets, ensure energy security and wider energy goals while minimising costs to consumers. In modernising our energy system, the smart grid will underpin flexible, efficient networks and create jobs, innovation and growth to 2020 and beyond. It will empower and insentience consumers to manage their demand, adopt new technologies and minimise costs to their benefit and that of the electricity system as a whole.
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