A DSO Support Framework for Assessment of Future-Readiness of Distribution Systems: Technical, Market, and Policy Perspectives
Paper in proceeding, 2019

This paper presents the initial ideas for a framework to support the distribution system operators for assessing current status of network infrastructures, market/business models, and policies applicable to distribution systems, and thus identify future-readiness of their network. The assessment framework consists of two steps as the identification of the key indicators associated with this transition and assessing the current status by evaluation of these indicators based on inputs from distribution system operators. Case studies have been carried out for distribution system operators in three European countries, i.e., Göteborg Energi (Sweden), SOREA (France), and ENEXIS (The Netherlands). The key results have shown that presently the three distribution system operators have a small proportion of renewable power generation in their grids, but it is going to increase in the future. Hence, they need investments in flexibilities, generation and load forecasting, advanced network control, and protection strategies, etc. The results also suggest needs for development of novel business models for customers and changes in the policy and regulations. Finally, a comparative assessment of three distribution system operators is presented in the paper.


Ankur Srivastava

Chalmers, Electrical Engineering, Electric Power Engineering

David Steen

Chalmers, Electrical Engineering, Electric Power Engineering

Anh Tuan Le

Chalmers, Electrical Engineering, Electric Power Engineering

Ola Carlson

Chalmers, Electrical Engineering, Electric Power Engineering

Joni Rossi

RISE Research Institutes of Sweden

Sylvain Berlioz

Sorea : energies & communications

Phuong H. Nyugen

Eindhoven University of Technology

Muhammad Babar

Eindhoven University of Technology

Martijn H. Roos

Eindhoven University of Technology

Henrik Forsgren

Göteborg Energi AB

Quoctuan Tran


Mouloud Guemri


CIRED Conference Proceedings

2032-9644 (ISSN)

978-2-9602415-0-1 (ISBN)

25th International Conference and Exhibition on Electricity Distribution
Madrid, Spain,

Integrated cyber-physical solutions for intelligent distribution grid with high penetration of renewables (UNITED-GRID)

European Commission (EC) (EC/H2020/773717), 2017-11-01 -- 2020-04-30.

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