Horizon 2020
The EU Framework Programme for Research and Innovation

Tomorrow's grid for low-carbon energy

Could Europe's economy reduce its CO2 emissions by 95% by 2050? An EU-funded project has predicted how an integrated smart grid could evolve by 2050, supporting greater use of green power and a secure, reliable energy supply.

Europe is rapidly moving towards higher use of renewables, to reduce carbon emissions and develop a more secure energy supply. Today, power companies deliver electricity using a patchwork of grids originally built for predictable fossil-fuel-generated power. The e-Highway2050 project has modelled how this network could evolve to supply reliable energy from more variable low-carbon sources.

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