IEA ISGAN Working Group 6 Transmission and Distribution Network Systems (working period 2023-2024)
The working group focuses on the interaction of transmission and distribution grids. The aim is to build knowledge, gather experience from participating countries that are already piloting or have completed projects.
The aim is to create a long-term vision for the development of future sustainable energy systems and to contribute to improving the understanding of smart grid technologies applicable to the performance and efficiency of power systems.
The Austrian research focus is on new approaches for the planning and operation of electrical transmission and distribution grids and their interaction in the presence of a high share of decentralised, renewable energy resources and the integration of active customers.
Experiences from different pilot projects in the field of providing flexibility for coordinated capacity management of transmission and distribution system operators will be collected and analysed.
In a first phase, data from pilot projects will be collected through general surveys and e-mail interviews as well as specific expert interviews.
As a next step, a thematic workshop with key stakeholders will be held in Vienna to collect data on different approaches and underlying experiences.
In the final phase, the results will be summarised and analysed and made available in a paper for use in planning research and implementation projects and for Austrian pilot projects.
From the example pilot projects to be studied in this project, transmission system operators and distribution system operators can learn how their cooperation and coordination can be implemented.
Austria, Belgium, Canada, European Commission, France, Germany, India, Ireland, Italy, Mexico (currently Inactive), Netherlands, Norway, South Africa, Sweden (Lead), Switzerland, United Kingdom, United States