Governing the Future’s Power System: toward a method of guided self-organisation for the Smart Grid

Viktoras Veitas, Francis Heylighen, Tor-Eigil Hodne, Marta Lenartowicz, David. R Weinbaum, Shima Beigi

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Abstract

This technical report sketches the context for implementing a European Smart Super Grid, in which electricity generation and distribution would become much less centralised, involving a variety of prosumers that both produce and consume power. It conceives this future energy network as a complex adaptive system that cannot be controlled in a traditional, top-down manner. Instead it proposes that we should develop a distributed governance model based on guided self-organisation: supporting the different stakeholders in developing a synergetic, win-win arrangement that furthers both the stakeholders' individual interests, and collective, agreed-upon values, such as sustainability, resilience and distributed intelligence.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages13
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jul 2015

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