IEEE International Conference on Communications, Control, and Computing Technologies for Smart Grids
29-31 October 2018 // Aalborg, Denmark

Challenges and Solutions in Future Distribution Grids

Challenges and solutions in future low and medium voltage distribution grids:
- how to utilize ICT, data analytics and control coordination for the reliable and efficient distribution grid?


Rasmus Løvenstein Olsen, Aalborg University


The intention of this workshop is to shed light on challenges in the low and medium voltage grids that DSO’s are facing today and expected in future as even more renewable energy are introduced at distribution level. The many challenges related to increased penetration of renewables are highly interdisciplinary and requires understanding of different domains. On one hand the DSO’s are required to ensure supply at a certain quality despite renewable energy resources introduced in the grid, on the other side, market and privacy concerns needs to be properly tackled.

WORKSHOP DATE: October 30th, 2018

PROGRAM (the titles of the talks are tentative)

9:50 - 11:20 – Use cases and requirements:

  • Introduction 
  • Remotegrid project (Rasmus Olsen, AAU)
  • Net2DG (Hans Peter Schwefel, GridData)
  • DECODE (Birgitte Bak-Jensen, AAU)
  • Persistent WIFI for home customer network access to DER (Tim Godfrey, EPRI)

11:30 -13:00 Technical Solutions and approaches

  • Data Access Mechanisms (Mohammed Seifu Kemal, AAU)
  • Visualization and data processing (Jose Gutierrez Lopez, AAU)
  • Grid observability and estimation (Florin Iov, AAU)
  • Grid control (Jan Dimon Bendtsen, AAU)
  • Network Performance analysis (Kamal Shahid, AAU)

14:00 - 15:30 Barriers and opportunities

  • GDPR and legal issues (Søren Sandfeld Jakobsen, AAU)
  • Market and Business opportunities (Erik B. Pedersen, Kamstrup)
  • Operative challenges and opportunities (Michael Lyhne, Thy-Mors Energi)
  • Test bed assessment and validation (Florin Iov, AAU)
  • Demo from RemoteGRID (Rasmus Olsen, AAU)

16:00 - 17:30 Panel discussion: Complexities in smart grids 

  • Participants: Søren Sandfeld Jakobsen, Hans Peter Schwefel, Erik B. Pedersen, Birgitte Bak-Jensen, Tim Godfrey
  • Moderated by Rasmus Olsen