The Ultimate Power Struggle: Germany's Transformation to Smart Grid and the Lessons for Ireland


Over four days from 21st to 24th October, twelve Irish organisations took part in a study tour to Germany in the area of Smart Grid. During this intensive four-day programme, the Irish group - which included high-level representatives of the Irish transmission system operator, Eirgrid, and the distribution system operator, ESB Networks – visited a range of real-life testing and demonstrations in Germany for emerging smart grid concepts and technologies. The trip took them over 800km across the country from the Allgäu Region in southern Germany to Aachen in the West, visiting projects showcasing the wide range of systems necessary for the ‘Smart Grid Age’, for example demand response technology, automation and control systems, home energy management systems, various electronics, smart appliances, electric cars, electric and thermal storage devices.

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