IEA ISGAN Annex 6: Power Transmission and Distribution Networks (working period 2017-2020)

ISGAN aims at enhancing the knowledge about Smart Grid Technologies and accelerating their international development. The main objective of the Austrian participation in IEA ISGAN Annex 6 is to acquire knowledge and develop long-term concepts for the development of an intelligent electricity system, with the focus on the interaction of distribution and transmission networks.

Short Description

In accordance to the national strategic goals and research focus, the focus of Smart Grids topics in Austria is on new concepts for the planning and operation of distribution grids with a high amount of variable renewable resources and the integration of active end-users. In the last years, the interaction between distribution and transmission network operators has become a research topic of interest and is currently addressed in research projects.

This evolution can also be noticed on an international level. The focus of this Annex 6 participation will be on the concrete results and lessons learned from ongoing research projects on the topic of interaction between distribution and transmission network operators. Three levels of interaction between TSOs and DSOs will be considered: the technical interaction (Task 5.1), Market aspects and the regulatory framework (Task 5.2) and the data exchange and ICT requirements (Task 5.3).

The interaction between Task 5 and the other tasks within Annex 6 is shown in the figure below.

The main objective of the Austrian participation in IEA ISGAN Annex 6 is to acquire knowledge and develop long-term concepts for the development of an intelligent electricity system, with the focus on the development of strategies for the interaction of distribution and transmission networks.

In this Annex 6 participation, the concrete lessons learned from international research projects on the topic of the interaction between distribution and transmission network operators, most likely in the form of a casebook.

Publications

Publications are available on the IEA ISGAN-Website.

Participants

Austria, Australia, Belgium, Canada, China, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, India, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Korea, Mexico, Norway, Netherlands, Russia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Singapore, South-Africa and USA

Contact Address

Austrian Institute of Technology GmbH
Antony Zegers
Giefinggasse 4
A-1210 Wien
E-Mail: antony.zegers@ait.ac.at
Web: www.ait.ac.at