Here is a summary/commentary on the Smart Grid, Smart City report. Key points include:
- network improvement recommendations;
- pricing reform including mandated dynamic tariffs for customer initiated meter upgrades (incl. distributed energy uptake) and a safety net for financially vulnerable customers “who are unable to make behavioural or tariff changes”;
- smart meters;
- customer feedback technologies; and
- a “market mechanism which more efficiently values export from distributed energy resources… during market and network peak events”.