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Key performance indicators in assessing new technology for electricity transmission and distribution networks

F. Delfino, S. Bracco,  and F. Pampararo     University of Genoa, Genova, Italy

Abstract

The chapter presents a scientific analysis of how much modern products and systems from the electricity industry contribute to the European Union's efforts to mitigate climate change. A methodology is proposed to quantify the possible environmental benefits in terms of efficiency increase, CO2 reduction, and a wider use of renewable energy resources as well as of power quality improvement provided by a renewal of the European T&D infrastructures.

Such methodology is based both on the identification of suitable technical KPIs (key performance indicators) ...

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