Demo Abstract: Demonstration of new sensor and actuator equipment for distributed grids
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Changes in the energy domain have created a high demand for new equipment and strategies to face its new challenges. To this end, stronger coordination between producers and consumers, as well as distributed control gain importance. This demonstration intends to show how developments from the project iniGrid can contribute towards this goal, by utilizing newly developed smart breakers to meet grid sided usage restrictions. The described demonstration system allows energy consumers more control over their usage and provides aggregators and energy suppliers as well as distribution system operators with additional means to improve grid stability and ways to counteract imminent catastrophic failures.
KeywordsSmart grids Distributed systems Local optimization SCADA CEMS
Carbon emission reduction goals confront distribution system operators (DSOs) with new challenges, e.g. the introduction of high numbers of volatile, distributed energy producers. In face of such challenges, new approaches to handle energy generation and distribution emerge. Among these, researchers have identified a trend towards distributed control, e.g. Strasser et al.  does so regarding consumption and voltage optimization, while Faschang et al.  suggests a general development towards distributed control. Project iniGrid1 leads this trend and aims to develop and test new sensor and actuator equipment, as well as providing application scenarios utilizing these. Meisel et al.  provides an overview of iniGrid.
Open access funding provided by TU Wien (TUW).
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