CIRED - The 23rd International Conference and Exhibition on Electricity Distribution - 15-18 JUNE 2015 - Lyon, France



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Session 5


Session 5 deals with all aspects related to the short and long term development of high, medium and low voltage distribution networks, with reference to the changing requirements for electricity distribution including, but not limited to, smartgrids and active distribution networks, electric vehicles, storage, active demand and distributed energy resources integration, present and future customer quality of supply requirements, and optimum asset utilisation techniques and strategies.
There is increasing interest in strategies designed to meet the rapidly changing level of demand in both rural and urban areas, the extension of electrification in rural areas requiring a high quality of supply, and development strategies intended to mitigate against low probability high risks extreme events.

Demand and generation forecast
* Evolution of the demand characteristics
* Methodologies for demand forecast in an assigned area
* Electric vehicle impact on the electrical demand
* Ways to regulate the impact of electrical vehicles in demand
* Vehicle-to-grid strategies
* Renewable energy sources generation forecast

Performance requirements, results and benchmarking
* Economical versus technical performance
* System reliability and degree of adequacy
* Methods for performance assessment
* Results of performance evaluation and benchmarking
* Satisfaction of customers and other stakeholders
* Predictive assessment of power quality
* Reliability assessment in smartgrids

Network schemes and design criteria
* Advanced network schemes for the best exploitation of distributed generation, energy storage and electric vehicles
* Design of active networks and smartgrids
* Distribution systems for offshore wind farms
* Low-losses design
* Dependence on local environment
* Co-existence and synergy with other infrastructures
* Distribution network design criteria to manage high impact, low probability (HILP) extreme events
* Distribution network schemes for developing countries
* Schemes for the connection of electric vehicles in car parks, public or private buildings, and regulation rules

Network planning
* Planning techniques in the smartgrid era
* Improving efficiency in distribution networks
* Optimal integration of distributed energy resources
* Storage and compensation systems planning
* Planning criteria for electrification in low load density areas, including quality of supply issues
* Integration in the network of fast charge installations for electric vehicles

Investment strategies
* Least cost investment plans
* Financial planning and cash flow for investment
* Network aging
* Risk analysis and asset management implications
* No-network solutions for ancillary services