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Smart Grids Task force

The Smart Grids Task Force (SGTF) was set up by the European Commission (EC) at the end of 2009. The SGTF reached a consensus over the last two years on policy and regulatory directions for the deployment of Smart Grids. The SGTF has also issued key recommendations for standardisation, consumer data privacy and security.

Based on these results, during 2011 the EC has adopted a Communication on Smart Grids, issued a Mandate for Smart Grids standards to the European Standardisation Organisation and created an Inventory of Smart Grid projects and lessons learned in the EU. The EC has also adopted a Recommendation for the roll-out of Smart Metering Systems and issued Guidelines for conducting Cost Benefit Analysis of Smart Grids projects in 2012.

The Smart Grids Task Force welcomes any new stakeholder currently not represented in the group, and who could be potentially be interested.

Convinced that the above achievements represent crucial but just first steps in the process and tasks allocated to the SGTF, the EC updated the Mission and the Framework Programme for the SGTF and decided to extend its activities for two more years. Specific Annual Work Programmes should be adopted and executed during this period. The Work Programme for 2012 is attached in Annex I.

Steering Committee meetings

Minutes, presentations and agenda of the meetings


Committee and Groups

Deliverables 2012/2013

Expert Group 1 –Smart Grid Standards


Expert Group 2 – Regulatory Recommendations for Privacy, Data Protection and cyber-security in the Smart Grid Environment


Expert Group 3 – Regulatory Recommendations for Smart Grids Deployment


Expert Group 4 – Smart Grid Infrastructure Deployment

Energy Infrastructure

Request for information about smart grid projects for identification as potential Projects of Common Interest (PCI) under the draft regulation on guidelines for trans-European energy infrastructure

Telecommunications Infrastructure


Expert Group 5 – Implementation of Smart Grid Industrial Policy

Deliverables 2010/2011