IEEE International Conference on Communications, Control, and Computing Technologies for Smart Grids
29 Oct - 1 Nov 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

Motivation and scope

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. The program of this workshop relates those topics by providing insights from two-three related projects with the following parts:

Part one: use cases and requirements

  • RemoteGRID case studies
  • Net2DG case studies

Part two: Technical solutions and approaches

  • Grid observability: estimation, visualization
  • ICT, security and data access: access mechanisms and security
  • Distribution grid control: actuation and control

Part three: Barriers and opportunities

  • Market aspects
  • GDPR and privacy protection

Part four: Assessment and validation approaches

  • Field test approaches
  • Lab based assessment
  • Demo

Part five: Panel discussion

  • Panel discussion: members from projects, industry partners, universities, …