As the science and knowledge service of the European Commission, the Joint Research Centre's mission is to support EU policies with independent evidence throughout the whole policy cycle.
The report "Smart Grid Projects Outlook 2014" presents the latest analyses and insights from the most comprehensive database of smart grid projects across the European Union (EU) Member States. This rolling review, carried out on a periodical basis by the JRC in tight cooperation with DG ENER, builds upon the previous two smart grid project inventorying exercises published since 2011a.
The 2014 edition of the inventory features also some highlights from the forthcoming "Benchmarking smart metering deployment in the EU-27 with a focus on electricity" and accompanying Staff Working Documents, prepared by the JRC and DG ENER. The 3 documents provide an overview of progress of smart metering roll-out in the EU along with detailed Country-specific information on investments and costs assumptions adopted in national CBAs.
The current edition of the survey includes a total of 459 smart grid projects, launched from 2002 up until today, amounting to €3.15 billion investment. This study goes hand in hand with brand new interactive visualisation tools allowing the user to generate customisable maps, graphs and charts to track progress on smart grid projects realised in the 28 EU Member States (EU-28), plus Switzerland and Norway.