Towards the design of flexibility management in smart grids: A techno-institutional perspective

Cherrelle Eid

Research output: ThesisDissertation (TU Delft)

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The European policy focus on smart grids implies their development as an indispensable part of the future power system. However, the definition of a smart grid is broad and vague, and the actual implementation of a smart grid can differ significantly depending on the stakeholders involved. Smart electricity grids can be defined as electricity networks that can intelligently integrate the behaviour and actions of all end users connected to them – generators, consumers and those that are both – in order to efficiently ensure a sustainable, economic and secure electricity supply. This integration of behaviour is achieved through a two-way information and power exchange between suppliers and consumers using information technology.
Original languageEnglish
Awarding Institution
  • Delft University of Technology
  • Weijnen, M.P.C., Supervisor
  • Hakvoort, R.A., Advisor
Award date17 Nov 2017
Print ISBNs978-94-6233-738-1
Publication statusPublished - 2017

Bibliographical note

The doctoral research has been carried out in the context of an agreement on joint doctoral supervision between Comillas Pontifical University, Madrid, Spain, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden and Delft University of Technology, the Netherlands.


  • energy
  • electricity
  • regulation
  • European Union
  • distribution networks
  • balancing markets
  • distributed energy resources
  • congestion management
  • market transparency
  • European governance
  • European modes of regulation
  • regulatory change


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