Distribution

Keeping the lights on at the end of the tunnel

Smart Infrastructure

Keeping the lights on at the end of the tunnel

Tentative steps to ease restrictions across Europe will bring new challenges for DSOs

DTECH: Energy sector trends in US and globally

Transmission & Distribution

DTECH: Energy sector trends in US and globally

A round-up from DistribuTECH 2020: storage, DERMs, EVs and AMI.

Alliander tackles interoperability by open-sourcing platform with LF Energy

Smart Infrastructure

Alliander tackles interoperability by open-sourcing platform with LF Energy

Dutch distribution system operator Alliander is open sourcing its platform, formerly known as Open Smart Grid Platform, under LF Energy’s umbrella to leverage collaborative development.

ENA to publish DSO implementation plan summer 2020

Transmission & Distribution

ENA to publish DSO implementation plan summer 2020

The Energy Networks Association (ENA) has launched an eight week consultation on the draft 2020 Work Plan for the Open Networks Project, the cross-sector collaboration that is laying the groundwork for the network operators' transition to become Distribution System Operators (DSO).

UK DNOs take advantage of flexibility options

Transmission & Distribution

UK DNOs take advantage of flexibility options

Network operators in the UK are already procuring flexibility to help manage the network and defer or avoid grid reinforcement investment. Four DNOs outlined their latest activities at National Grid ESO’s Power Responsive meeting in London last week.

LF Energy Open Source Bootcamp

Distribution

LF Energy Open Source Bootcamp

LF Energy and the Linux Foundation team with Dutch distribution system operator, Alliander, to provide a full day of training that leverages best practices for open source software within the enterprise.

A new way to model Value of Lost Load

Transmission & Distribution

A new way to model Value of Lost Load

Tracey Kennelly of distribution network operator (DNO) Electricity North West, and Anuj Nayyar of energy specialist Frazer-Nash Consultancy, on their project to accurately assess the "value of lost load", and how all DNOs could benefit from the new modelling tool that will follow.

Danish consortium issues tender for flexibility market pilot

Transmission & Distribution

Danish consortium issues tender for flexibility market pilot

Applications are due by 15th February for participation in the scheme at congested substations in Lolland.

The potential value of DSOs – keeping costs low in a flexible electricity system

Transmission & Distribution

The potential value of DSOs – keeping costs low in a flexible electricity system

AFRY Management Consulting research suggests a more coordinated use of resources could reduce Great Britain’s system costs by up to £7 billion by 2050.

In Focus Q&A: GEODE’s secretary general

Transmission & Distribution

In Focus Q&A: GEODE’s secretary general

Engerati spoke recently with Carmen Gimeno, secretary-general of GEODE, who chairs the working group assigned to writing the statutes and code of conduct for a new EU DSO entity.

Changing Business Models for Utilities

Energy Generation

Changing Business Models for Utilities

This article considers the question: as renewables become adopted more, how will that change the utility companies’ business models?