QUESTION 1 :Why is it important to have national smart grid standards, and is an international body needed to govern international standards ? 

Technology standards seems to be needed so that products can interoperate and businesses can distribute their products to a large number of countries.

The economies of scale that standardization creates can reduce costs, which benefits everyone. Also, when a technology is standardized, customers can have more confidence that their products will function as expected.

These developments lead to the folloing questions :

  • Why is it important to have national smart grid standards ?
  • Is a collaboration at international level necessary to make sure smart grid succeeds ?

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