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.
|Number of pages||13|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Jul 2015|