Consumers and companies can help reduce our dependence on fossil fuels and help reduce greenhouse gas emissions by using energy efficiently. The emergence of alternative distributed energy generation combined with a shift from fossil fuels to electricity, as can be seen in the automotive industry, is putting our electrical grids to the test.
The Netherlands is at the forefront of Smart Grid solutions: Intelligent electricity networks that regulate the small-scale generation and distribution of energy. Smart grids play an important role in the energy supply of the future. Technological innovations and new services will ensure our future energy supply remains affordable and reliable, and will ease the shift towards renewable energy sources. More than 20 organizations in the Netherlands are working together to find and test new solutions.