The work of the project group “DSO 2.0” in the German Association of Energy and Water Industries (BDEW) significantly contributed to this development.
The design and coordination of flexibility in the distribution grid has a significant influence on the future role of the distribution system operator. On this topic, concepts and development paths were evaluated and published. In the public discussion the suggested concepts were responded positively.
These topics must be put in concrete terms in order to further strengthen the development path towards a DSO 2.0.
The goal of the project is to facilitate the knowledge of the DSOs as well as to complement and reinforce it through external stimuli, approaches and knowledge.
Through external organizational and content support, the chances of achieving the stated goal should rise considerably, the quality of work should improve and the temporal efficiency should increase significantly.
E-Bridge therefore supports the project group both organizationally by accompanying the project group with professional project management (target definition and ensuring the achievement of goals), as well as content-related by collating, structuring and evaluating existing information and knowledge of the involved DSOs, support with content elaboration, neutral questioning the results in discussions in the role of various stakeholders (devil’s advovat) and the professionalization of all elaborations.
Over the five months of E-Bridge`s support, the project group has achieved all its goals: The project group compiled an inventory of all pilot projects with the topic flexibility with DSO participation and published an article to this. In addition, currently discussed mechanisms to incentivize decentralized flexibility were prepared in a structured way, a first evaluation was conducted and an article was published. Furthermore, a concept for coordinating flexibility was designed, which integrates the approaches of the different pilot projects.
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Article Vigen Nikogosian, Baris Özalay, Janis Kaltschnee (E-Bridge Consulting GmbH, Bonn) and Ilona Dickschas (Siemens AG), Tim Meyerjürgens (TenneT TSO GmbH), Jens Mueller-Belau (Deutsche Shell Holding GmbH) in ew 5/2019, pages 12 ff. (German language)Download PDF