Technical Validation of the RLS Smart Grid Approach to Increase Power Grid Capacity without Physical Grid Expansion

Ramón Christen, Vincent Layec, Gwendolin Wilke, Holger Wache

Abstract

The electrification of the global energy system and the shift towards distributed power production from sustainable sources triggers an increased network capacity demand at times of high production or consumption. Existing energy management solutions can help mitigate resulting high costs of large-scale physical grid reinforcement, but often interfere in customer processes or restrict free access to the energy market. In a preceding paper, we proposed the RLS regional load shaping approach as a novel business model and load management solution in middle voltage grid to resolve this dilemma: market-based incentives for all stakeholders are provided to allow for flexible loads that are non-critical in customer processes to be allocated to the unused grid capacity traditionally reserved for N-1 security of supply. We provide a validation of the technical aspects of the approach, with an evaluation of the day-ahead load forecasting method for industry customers and a load optimization heuristics. The latter is tested by a simulation run on a scenario of network branch with provoked capacity bottlenecks. The method handles all provoked critical network capacity situations as expected.

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Christen R., Layec V., Wilke G. and Wache H. (2019). Technical Validation of the RLS Smart Grid Approach to Increase Power Grid Capacity without Physical Grid Expansion.In Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Smart Cities and Green ICT Systems - Volume 1: SMARTGREENS, ISBN 978-989-758-373-5, pages 123-130. DOI: 10.5220/0007717101230130


in Bibtex Style

@conference{smartgreens19,
author={Ramón Christen and Vincent Layec and Gwendolin Wilke and Holger Wache},
title={Technical Validation of the RLS Smart Grid Approach to Increase Power Grid Capacity without Physical Grid Expansion},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Smart Cities and Green ICT Systems - Volume 1: SMARTGREENS,},
year={2019},
pages={123-130},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0007717101230130},
isbn={978-989-758-373-5},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF

JO - Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Smart Cities and Green ICT Systems - Volume 1: SMARTGREENS,
TI - Technical Validation of the RLS Smart Grid Approach to Increase Power Grid Capacity without Physical Grid Expansion
SN - 978-989-758-373-5
AU - Christen R.
AU - Layec V.
AU - Wilke G.
AU - Wache H.
PY - 2019
SP - 123
EP - 130
DO - 10.5220/0007717101230130