SmartGrids Topics

SmartGrids and SmartMarket Topics as seen from SmartGrids Innovators

    A. Future SmartGrid and Infrastructures
  • Trends of SmartGrid Infrastructures
  • Smart Energy Management via SmartGrid
  • SmartGrids on Renewable & Clean Energy
  • SmartGrids by Country
  • International Coordination on SmartGrids
    B. Engineering of SmartGrids Technologies
  • Digital SmartGrids Technologies
  • Automation and Functional Technologies of SmartGrids
  • Integration of Electricity into Unified Multi-Purpose Grids
  • Smart Electricity Transmission
  • Smart Meters, Sensing, Communication Technologies
  • SmartGrids Optimization
  • Smart Materials for the SmartGrids
  • Smart Virtual Power Plants
  • Large Scale Energy Storage Technologies
  • Standardization of SmartGrids
    C. Public SmartGrids Development
  • SmartCity and Smart Government
  • SmartGrids and Cyber Security
  • Smart Public Transportation
  • Smart Shops and Public Buildings
  • Smart Charging Station
    D. Industrial Landscape of SmartGrids
  • SmartGrids and Super Grid
  • Smart Electric Vehicle
  • End-User Product Development
  • Utility Appliances
  • Smart Power Distribution Products
    E. Private and Community Benefits
  • Smart Home, Automation and Office
  • Smart Utilities
  • Smart TV, Communication and Networks
  • Smart Community Road and Lighting System
  • Microgrids
    F. Smart Grid Commercialization and Business
  • Investment in Smart Grid
  • Energy Management System
  • Management of Distribution and Supply Chain of Smart Grid
  • Marketing Innovative Products and Customer Interactions
  • Partnership and Collaboration
SmartGrids and SmartMarket (technical) topics as seen from today's electric utilities
(Source: CIRED)
SmartGrids Issues with technical relevance Network components  Power Quality  (PQ) and Electromagnetic compatibility  Network operation control and protection  Distributed Energy resources & efficient utilisation of electricity  Planning of Power distribution systems  Electricity markets and grid regulation 
Renewable Energy Sources integration Connecting substation design PQ impact of the renewable distributed energy resources and associated storage systems ICT for active network management Leveraging synergies with co-generation and heat networks Active management to facilitate DG integration Incentives for Smartgrid development and connection of renewables
Renewable Energy Sources integration Sensors and components for voltage and power flow management Voltage control and quality in the presence of DG Monitoring and state estimation of the network New generation/control technologies Optimal DER and storage integration  Ownership of distributed resources, storage, demand response - systems role of distribution company
Renewable Energy Sources integration   Immunity of DG against disturbances Protection and operation needs for grids with high penetration of dispersed generation Integration of embedded micro-grids    
Renewable Energy Sources integration   EMC and safety issues including earthing and lighting protection   Ancillary services opportunities for DER    
Active Consumer   PQ impact of the load flexibility and demand side management techniques and systems Resupply strategies and emergency management Evolution from passive load to active customer role Role of active demand in system development  The active customer’s need for information
Active Consumer   Smart grid technologies for PQ management Network operation with and for prosumers Ancillary service opportunities from consumers and prosumers   Customer reaction to Smart Grids and SmartMarkets
Active Consumer   PQ issues in micro-grids   Commercial interactions with VPPs   Incentives for the active customer concerning small scale generation, energy storage, flexible electrical car charging & heat pump installation and more
Active Consumer   EMC of smart appliances   Home and business energy efficiency initiatives   Innovative (regulated) tariff and (market) pricing design
Asset Management Condition monitoring Impact of asset management on reliability and PQ  Practical consequences for grid operation with condition monitoring Impact of DER on plant and equipment ratings Maintenance vs reinvestment strategy Business risks from aging assets
Asset Management Maintenance of components   Impact of condition depending loading on operation and protection Leveraging DER to improve network utilisation/security Aging networks Long-term strategic asset management vs. short term regulation optimisation
Asset Management Life extension   Condition assessment, aging of SCADA and protection equipment Fault-level management of active networks    
Asset Management Upgrading capacities     Power flow control of active networks    
Asset Management Aging models          
Communication & metering Communication components and infrastructure  PQ & EMC issues related to power line communication Communication related to network control and protection Telecommunications systems to integrate DER Impact of ICT on reliability of smartgrids Usage of Smart Meter data for business efficiency
Communication & metering   PQ monitoring by smart meters Using Smart Meter data for network operation Smart metering systems to monitor and manage DER Integrated planning of ICT and power facilities Ownership, trust and privacy of customer information & its usage by different market players
Communication & metering   EMC of smart meters   Leveraging real time dynamic pricing capability of smart meters   Impact of ICT on reliability of Smart Grids
Communication & metering   High Frequency Electromagnetic Interference (EMI) issues   Leveraging home area networks to control flexible demand and improve load factor   Integrated planning of ICT and power facilities
E-mobility & storage Charging stations Charging stations Monitoring and state estimation of the network EV charging Infrastructure strategies Network impact of charging stations E-mobility business models & responsibilities 
E-mobility & storage Batteries and storage devices Disturbance emission limits for converters Network operation, control and protection with high penetration of charging systems Control of cyclic EV charging demand Vehicle-to-grid strategies  
E-mobility & storage Inductive charging technology Voltage control and quality Usage of storage systems to ensure reliable network operation Active network management strategies and technologies    
E-mobility & storage   Immunity against disturbances   Leveraging embedded storage (EVs and heat)    
E-mobility & storage   EMC issues        
SUSTAINABILITY Life cycle management PQ impact of new types of loads (electrical heat pumps, new lighting devices, LEDs) Energy management in practice Leveraging DER and storage to improve load factor / loss load factor Low loss design criteria Experiences from implementing the EU 3rd Energy Package
SUSTAINABILITY Low loss equipment Interactions between the grid and reactive power compensation systems   Leveraging responsive demand to accommodate wind farm intermittency Impact of smartgrid on energy efficiency Need for regulation for improved sustainability
SUSTAINABILITY Eco-design     Voltage management of active networks to minimise losses   Potential impact of new EU directive on energy efficiency
SUSTAINABILITY Management of hazardous substances     Leveraging opportunities for flexible demand load factor management    
SUSTAINABILITY Limitation of visual and noise impact