Charging electric vehicles, baking pizzas, and melting a fuse in Lochem

Gerwin Hoogsteen, Albert Molderink, Gerard J.M. Smit, Johann L. Hurink, Ben Kootstra, Friso Schuring

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To evaluate the impact of the energy transition on distribution grids, a year 2025 scenario stress test was conducted in a real Dutch distribution grid. For this, the authors confronted the local low-voltage grid of a village with 20 electrical vehicles and ovens. The result was a short service interruption which could not be avoided by control. Furthermore, severe unbalance and high peak load were observed, resulting in large voltage drops and severe neutral point shifts. The obtained measurements are used to validate simulation models used to study the effect of novel control strategies to balance the local grid.
Original languageEnglish
Article number340
Pages (from-to)1629-1633
Number of pages5
JournalCIRED: Open Access Proceedings Journal
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Oct 2017


  • smart grid
  • demand side management
  • decentralized energy management


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