IEA International Smart Grid Action Network (ISGAN) Annex 6 on Power T&D Systems. Working period 2015 - 2016.

The International Smart Grid Action Network (ISGAN) aims in enhancing the knowledge about Smart Grid Technologies and accelerating the development and the international deployment. The main objective of the Austrian contribution in IEA ISGAN Annex 6 is to build up knowledge and long term concepts for the development of an intelligent and integrated electricity system, with the focus on the interaction of distribution and transmission networks, including the lead of the related subtask within the Annex.

Short Description

One of the outputs of this working period is an in-depth analysis of the interaction between distribution and transmission network operators. In this analysis, the possibilities of a "single marketplace for flexibility" have been investigated. A market concept has been developed, in which all providers of flexibility can offer their services on a single platform to which TSOs and DSOs have access. Both network operators can coordinate the use of the available flexibility, avoiding any negative impact from the activation of flexibility connected to one grid on other grids.

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