PES Webinar - Evaluation of the Deployment Potential of Smart Grids Solutions to Enhance the Hosting Capacity of Distribution Networks Through Statistical Methods

IEEE Power & Energy Society Technical Webinar Series

Evaluation of the Deployment Potential of Smart Grids Solutions to Enhance the Hosting Capacity of Distribution Networks Through Statistical Methods

14 September 2016 • 11:00 am Eastern

Presented by Benoît Bletterie, Senior Research Engineer, AIT Austrian Institute of Technology

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This Webinar:

The installed capacity of distributed energy resources (DER) has massively increased in the last 15 years. The general trend is expected to remain and the share of distributed energy resources will further grow in the next years. With this massive development, the hosting capacity of distribution networks has been exhausted in some regions.

In order to efficiently integrate this generation into distribution networks, alternative solutions (smart grid solutions) to network reinforcement have been proposed in the last years. In particular, many R&D efforts have been devoted to the development of novel voltage control concepts and several concepts have been successfully tested under real conditions in various demonstrators. However their real potential for large scale deployment has not been fully studied so far.

This webinar will address the question of how to evaluate the actual replicability potential of smart grid solutions by simulation techniques. To estimate the hosting capacity, an approach based on Monte Carlo simulations has been developed and used on a large set of network data (MV and LV) from eight European distribution network operators. This webinar will showcase the use of advanced simulations to quantify the expected hosting capacity increase with smart grids solutions on the basis of the work done in the EU project IGREENGrid.

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The Presenter:

Benoît Bletterie

Born in 1978 in Vichy, France, studied Electrical Engineering at Supélec and Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (2001). Joined arsenal research (now Austrian Institute of Technology - AIT) in 2003 as a researcher and project manager (power quality, network simulations and performance of photovoltaic inverters). Since 2011, senior engineer in the field of Smart Grids (smart grids, network integration of distributed energy resources, network planning, voltage control, simulations and inverter control).

Work in several national and European research projects (DG DemoNetz, morePV2grid, MetaPV, EcoGrid EU, IGREENGrid).

Active member of several standardization working groups.


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