Energy is of existential importance in our society. Without energy and electricity, our lives would basically come to a standstill. Standards and specifications provide for security and reliability in our daily lives with respect to everything directly related to energy; from light at home to public transport through to industrial production.
Therefore, a central factor in power supply is an intelligent and reliable power system. This requires a digitalized energy grid that flexibly organizes the distribution of electricity from electricity production to transport and distribution to the consumer, who may also be a producer.
Current developments in the energy sector are making the integration of the consumer as a “prosumer” a top priority in standardization. New and innovative technologies like balcony power plants , electric cars and energy storage units allow consumers to make their energy footprint sustainable and make a contribution toward the energy revolution.