Improving quality of supply and usage of assets in distribution grids by introducing a "Smart Operator"

Stefan Willing, Thomas Smolka, Andreas Stolte, Stefan Nykamp, Joachim Nilges, Claas Matrose, Armin Schnettler

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The increasing amount of decentralized and fluctuating power generation and an increasing number of electric vehicles, heat pumps and other new consumption appliances pose major challenges to distribution system operators. However, this also offers new opportunities for improved usage of distribution grid assets. Instead of extending grid assets in the conventional way (e.g. with additional and/or higher capacity of cables and transformers), the supply of consumers may be better achieved by exploiting the flexibility of appropriate devices using ICT. This approach is the objective of a “Smart Operator‿, which is conceptually presented in this paper.
Original languageUndefined
Title of host publication22nd International Conference and Exhibition on Electricity Distribution (CIRED 2013)
Place of PublicationStevenage, UK
PublisherIET Digital Library
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)978-1-84919-732-8
Publication statusPublished - 13 Jun 2013
Event22nd International Conference and Exhibition on Electricity Distribution, CIRED 2013 - Stockholm, Sweden
Duration: 10 Jun 201313 Jun 2013

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PublisherIET Digital Library


Conference22nd International Conference and Exhibition on Electricity Distribution, CIRED 2013
Other10-13 June 2013


  • EWI-23452
  • METIS-299972
  • IR-87624

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