TSC – Coordination of operational planning under new market environment

  • Practical experiences and challenges in the day ahead congestion forecast
  • Enabling increasing cross-border market activities and renewables
  • Improving regional thinking amongst the TSOs 
  • Intensifying the coordination between Regional Security Initiatives
  • Closing the loop from long-term planning until close to real-time 

Role of distribution network operator in active demand

  • How maximize Time-Of-Use and Critical Peak Pricing for developments of the real-time adjustment market?
  • Performance of historical TOU/CPP signal to optimise the system and regional grids
  • Importance of reliable consumption metering  data to reduce the cost of active demand
  • Economics of current practices for local optimisation and European initiative 

Digitalising power infrastructure for new demands on the grid

  • Ageing assets and penetration of renewable energy pushing for more system integration and sophisticated technologies
  • Fundamental changes needed in grid design and operation to handle bi-directional power flows, distributed generation and changing consumption patterns
  • Case-studies of successful implementations at global power utilities 

FTTH-Infrastructure as a core component for Smart Grid Networks - case study in Constance, Germany

  • Project deliverables: networked, secondary substations in the 10 kV or 20 kV medium voltage range, connected via fiber optics
  • The system specifications to meet stringent criteria of energy delivery 
  • Choosing fibre as a communication backbone: current tangible benefits and business opportunities (bundling it with television, Internet and telephony) 

Real-time low voltage substation monitoring trial by Electricity North West, UK

  • Feasibility of deploying a comprehensive solution (installation, integration with existing systems and data management)
  • The characteristics of the demand at the low voltage level
  • Benefits for customer service
  • Potential for reducing operational costs
  • Using information for future systems planning and operation

What is the potential value creation of Demand Response for the electrical system?

  • Demand Response value creation at the transport level has been proven and is currently being deployed by Energy Pool in Europe.
  • Can similar localized schemes have the same positive effect on the “local” network balance ?
  • What relationships and interaction need to be built between agregators and network operators to create beneficial balancing mechanisms in the electrical system? 

Managing demand response within and beyond the control room - US return of experience

  • Challenges of managing large scale retail programs
  • Integrating different load control technologies
  • Population based forecasting and optimization techniques        
  • Measuring performance during and after events 

From Smart Distribution Boxes to Virtual Power Plants

  • Innovative way of addressing a customer demand response and demand increase to recover from over-loading and over-generation issues
  • Preserving the customer privacy while extending over every customer appliance, and maximizing the added value to a customer
  • Virtual Power Plant integration and optimization concept based on Smart Distribution Box roll-out