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


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 (Rasmus)
  • Let there be light: Visualizing grid state for DSO’s - Remotegrid project (Rasmus Olsen, AAU)
  • Fault-Diagnosis and Operation Efficiency Calculation Based on Heterogeneous Measurements - Net2DG project (Hans Peter Schwefel, GridData)
  • Determination of Automation Demands for Improved Controllability and Observability in Distribution Networks - DECODE project (Birgitte Bak-Jensen, AAU)
  • Persistent WIFI for home customer network access to DER (Tim Godfrey, EPRI)

11:30-13:00 – Technical Solutions and approaches

  • Understanding the power grid consumers by means of visualization (Jose Gutierrez Lopez, AAU)
  • Grid control and operations (Jan Dimon Bendtsen, AAU)
  • Data Access Mechanisms (Mohammed Seifu Kemal, AAU)
  • Risk and Fault Analysis of ICT Infrastructure (Kamal Shahid, AAU)

14:00-15:30 – Barriers and opportunities

  • Smart Grids and Privacy 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 eller Lennart Petersen, AAU)

16:00 – 17:30 Panel discussion: Overcoming complexities in smart grids

  • Participants: Søren, Hans, Erik, Birgitte, Tim
  • Moderated by Rasmus