There is no doubt that smart grids will be a revolution for the energy sector and a challenge for the electric industry. This process started with the bet for renewable energies, but it is entering into a new dimension.
The change will not only affect the energy grids administration, but also the use consumers will make. Smart grids require revising the entire sector regulatory framework.
Besides, the change will not be gradual, but radical. The smart use of renewable energies offered by the grids will foster the presence of these energies in the market, and information and communication technologies will play a key role in this new concept of distributing the energy.
It is important to highlight that the advantages offered by smart grids will be bigger in the future, including telematic measuring, smart measuring and administration measuring for consumers.