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dc.contributor.authorFULLI GIANLUCAen_GB
dc.contributor.authorMASERA MARCELOen_GB
dc.contributor.authorSPISTO AMANDAen_GB
dc.contributor.authorVITIELLO SILVIAen_GB
dc.date.accessioned2019-01-16T01:07:35Z-
dc.date.available2019-01-15en_GB
dc.date.available2019-01-16T01:07:35Z-
dc.date.created2019-01-10en_GB
dc.date.issued2019en_GB
dc.date.submitted2018-01-03en_GB
dc.identifier.citationIEEE POWER & ENERGY MAGAZINE vol. 17 no. 1 p. 53-66en_GB
dc.identifier.issn1540-7977 (online)en_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://publications.jrc.ec.europa.eu/repository/handle/JRC110394-
dc.description.abstractBased on current policy targets, projections, and expectations, electricity is set to play a central role in the European Union's (EU's) economy. The ambitious goals of decarbonization and energy-efficient actions include decreasing greenhouse gas emissions by 40% in 2030 and 95% in 2050 down to below 1990 levels, increasing the renewable energy share to at least 27% of final energy consumption in 2030, and attaining 27% energy savings by 2030 as compared to business- as-usual rates of growth. Correlated electrification, decentralization, and digitalization trends suggest that the share of electricity in final energy consumption can grow from above 30% in 2030 to nearly 40% in 2050. Decentralized generation capacity could account for more than 30% of all generation capacity in 2030 and could easily exceed half of installed generation capacity by 2050. Intelligent inverters can double the distribution grid's capacity to the host photovoltaic systems. Smart meters are scheduled to reach nearly half of the EU's citizens by 2020, whereas Internet-of-Things (IoT) devices (with embedded functions that interact with the grid) could serve the majority of the EU's population by 2030.en_GB
dc.description.sponsorshipJRC.C.3-Energy Security, Distribution and Marketsen_GB
dc.format.mediumOnlineen_GB
dc.languageENGen_GB
dc.publisherIEEE-INST ELECTRICAL ELECTRONICS ENGINEERS INCen_GB
dc.relation.ispartofseriesJRC110394en_GB
dc.titleA Change is Coming: How Regulation and Innovation Are Reshaping the European Union's Electricity Marketsen_GB
dc.typeArticles in periodicals and booksen_GB
dc.identifier.doi10.1109/MPE.2018.2872303 (online)en_GB
JRC Directorate:Energy, Transport and Climate

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