(CEM11) ISGAN-PSF Joint workshop & Sixth ISGAN Awards Ceremony

Online workshop “Testing Methods and Certification Protocols”

IEA-ISGAN invites you to the online seminar on "Testing Methods and Certification Protocols", which will take place on October 15th, 2020. The “Smart Grid International Research Facility Network - SIRFN” is a sub-programme of the “International Smart Grid Action Network - ISGAN” and will present its advanced work on testing and validation of Smart Grid systems. The online seminar will include automated testing of distributed generators, holistic validation considerations of energy systems, validations procedures of Microgrid functions and modern laboratory testing technologies.

Webinar: FlexPlan project

Storage and flexible exercise of big industrial and tertiary loads can be an alternative to plan the build-up of new lines. However, a new methodology is necessary in order to assess the best grid planning strategy, in term of an analysis of techno-economic optimum in the system perspective. There are strong regulatory signals prompting European system operators to consider flexible resources as a new important active subject in the grid expansion planning process for the system operators. Despite considerable efforts from ENTSO-E to develop common methodologic principles, there are still several missing elements in the puzzle. On some issues there is a clear disagreement between TSOs and DSOs, like for example costs allocation principles. Regarding the evolution of roles and responsibilities, in a 10-20 years' timeframe it is likely that TSOs will remain responsible for system balancing and congestion management in their respective networks, while DSOs will be allowed to deal with congestion in their own distribution network. Meanwhile the European Commission has started the formalisation process of several new business actors, including so-called Citizens Energy Communities. The introduction of these new actors could change the landscape and roles/procedures applied both in the planning and in the operation phases.