Development of smart energy systems for communities: technologies, policies and applications

Armin Razmjoo, Seyedali Mirjalili, Mehdi Aliehyaei, Poul Alberg Østergaard, Abolfazl Ahmadi, Meysam Majidi Nezhad

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The development of smart energy systems is a crucial enabler of the transition towards a decarbonized renewable energy (RE)-based society with universal energy access as it provides flexibility to integrate variable RE sources. This paper analyzes the development of new RE-based smart energy systems while introducing energy technologies and effective methods for energy systems development, recent progress of energy systems by using RE, practical government measures in pioneer countries for energy systems, development with quantitative data for these countries, and PEST (political, economic, socio-cultural and technological) analysis. Our findings show that the development of smart energy systems requires appropriate policies and that thorough collaboration between all national executive agents like national and local governments and citizens in this regard is crucial. Smart energy system development needs to be tailored to local conditions, and due consideration must be given new technologies and methods for development, correct policies, investment, collaboration national/local and their citizens, societal support, and citizens acceptance.

Original languageEnglish
Article number123540
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jun 2022
Externally publishedYes


  • Energy systems
  • Policy
  • Renewable energy
  • Smart energy systems
  • Technology


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