ICT Applications for the Smart Grid: Opportunities and Policy Implications

This report discusses “smart” applications of information and communication technologies(ICTs) for more sustainable energy production, management and consumption.

The “smart grid” is a particular application area expected to help tackle a number of structural challenges global energy supply and demand faces and this report discusses these challenges in greater detail an links them to innovative applications of ICTs. Policy implications for government ministries dealing with telecommunications regulation, ICT sector and innovation promotion, consumer and competition issues are also outlined in this report.

© OECD, 2012