The energy industry is in a period of change. The megatrends of decarbonization, decentralization, digitalization, and autarky are driving the developments. For the distribution network of a distribution system operator, strong decentralization means highly volatile load flows and their effects, such as network congestion, which must be controlled by intelligent management – all subject to increasing competitive forces. The new scope of duties requires an adaptation of the strategic direction of network business with regard to structure and personnel.
The goal of the workshop is to give an overview of the “state of the art” in operative network business and demonstrate the related efficiency potential.
The following four components formed the foundation for the workshop:
Based on these four components, approaches to the necessary further developments in structure and personnel with regard to operative network business were created within the Workshop.
Article Joachim Gruber, Staff of the Managing Director Technology at NetzeBW GmbH (Stuttgart), Richard Tretter, Energy and network economy, Stadtwerke München GmbH (Munich) and Matthias Wessels, Consultant E-Bridge Consulting GmbH, in ew, Issue 5/2018, pages 12 ff. (German language)Download PDF