'Lack of a suitable communication infrastructure poses a significant barrier to successful DA implementation.' - ELP, 2013.
London, Southwark (PRWEB UK) 30 August 2014
Many electric distribution utilities are considering deploying Distribution Automation (DA) as part of their grid modernisation strategies to improve reliability, efficiency, asset utilization and performance of the power delivery system. Most DA applications require significant technical and financial investment. This requires a reliable, effective communication network that covers the utility's entire service territory. Lack of a suitable communication infrastructure poses a significant barrier to successful DA implementation.
(Electric Light & Power, Developing a Business Case for Distribution Automation, 2013)
In preparation for this year's Distribution Automation Europe event SMi spoke with David Trebolle, Active Management, Network Control and Advanced Applications, Union Fenosa Distribucion to find out his opinions on the new role of DSOs and this year's conference.
What will attendees take away from your talk?
“The new role of the DSO and how regulatory incentives, new technologies and ICT will allow DSO to evolve into the so called smartgrid process.”
What do you believe are the biggest challenges for Distribution Automation within Europe?
“The new incentive schemes to maximize the integration of DER and the new market design for new flexibility and system services deployment.”
What your opinion on the future outlook of Distribution Automation within Europe?
“Distribution automation will depend on the oncoming evolved DSO processes: planning, connection, access and operation. The new supervision, control and monitoring needs due to quality of service and security of supply KPIs will foster this evolution.”
The full interview is available to read in the event's download tab.
This year's Distribution Automation Europe Summit will give delegates a clear understanding of how to derive maximum value from your distribution automation investments. Discover how to facilitate the impact and growth of renewables and improve communication system architecture to increase the reliability and efficiency of future networks. This event will feature key presentations and case studies delivered by senior industry decision makers, such as Scottish Power, Bloomberg, Alliander, UK Power Networks, E.ON Innovation Center Distribution, Scottish and Southern Power Distribution, Union Fenosa Distribucion and Electricity North West.
Key Topics For 2014
- Centralising distributed logical control for system performance improvement
- How Big Data Provides Utilities with a Unique Lever to Optimize the Grid
- The new role of DSOs: IT and regulatory framework as key enablers
- Role and value of flexible technologies in supporting efficient Distribution Network Operation and development
- The integration of renewables using Voltage Regulated Distribution Transformer (VRDT)
Key Speakers Include:
- David Trebolle, Active Management, Network and Control and Advanced Applications, Union Fenosa Distribucion
- Stuart Neumann, Director, Advisory Services, Verdantix
- John Kirkwood, Automation NCP Manager, Scottish Power Energy Networks
- Bas Mulder, Senior Consultant, Operational Excellence, DNV GL - Energy
- Pavla Mandatova, Advisor, Eurelectric
- Furong Li, EPSRC Advanced Research Fellow, University of Bath
- Stewart Reid, Future Network Policy Manager, Scottish and Southern Energy Power Distribution
- Goran Strbac, Chair, Electrical Energy Systems, Imperial College London
- Colin MacKerracher, Senior Analysts, Bloomberg
Network with British Gas, EDF Energy, E.ON, SSE Power Distribution, Energy Saving Trust, Reliance Infrastructure and more.
4th annual Distribution Automation Europe
Sponsored by: S&C Electric | Exhibitor: NOJA Power
29-30 September, 2014
Holiday Inn Regents Park Hotel, London, UK
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