Question : 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 ?