THE DSO OF THE IMMEDIATE FUTURE
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- Jan 29, 2020 1:14 pm GMTJan 26, 2020 10:03 pm GMT
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The so-called Energy Transition involves the transformation of the electricity grids, and their digitalization goes beyond their equipment. It is a new paradigm based on radical changes in the traditional vertical way of exploiting the grids towards a horizontal management. This is driven by the penetration of renewable generation, batteries and e-mobility due to the integration of ICT and the management of systems through distributed intelligence.
DSOs have to keep managing the tension (voltage level) in the grids as always, but with increasingly more complex variables, conditions and elements to be taken into account. Ensuring security of supply and an adequate maintenance of the power grid is and always will be the DSO’s “raison d’être”. But now, it is time to innovate!