Smart in smart grids is not infrequently formulated in various terms of sustainability, and also increasingly in the form of digitized components and services. The meaning of smart grids needs to be discussed in different dimensions, which is done in the research program as a whole, for example in what respects are they smart and for whom or which? It is also important to identify the underlying stakeholder, incentives and the emergence of new business models. The development of various technologies and services must also be analyzed in terms of driving forces, benefits and behavioral changes at the individual, organizational and societal level.
This project focuses on the starting points, expression and effect of digitization as an important part of the smart in smart grids. Various components and services in the networks are expected to be smart or at least contribute to smart actions by human actors. These boundaries are interesting in themselves to investigate further and not least to put in different contexts.