Reliable and scalable communication technologies are required to securely integrate and utilise the flexibility offered by different smart grid solutions. Smart secondary substations can play a critical role in enabling the flexibility services for the DSO with more monitoring and control functions being deployed at these substations. However, there are a number of challenges associated with the deployment and integration of communications to enable future DSO functions. This paper defines the key requirements for future secondary substation communications and provides a number of recommendations to address future operator needs. A case study related to the deployment of a Smart Transformer for better utilisation of network assets and voltage regulation is presented to illustrate the applicability of aforementioned requirements.
|Number of pages||4|
|Publication status||Published - 23 Sep 2020|
|Event||CIRED Workshop 2020 - Berlin, Germany|
Duration: 22 Sep 2020 → 23 Sep 2020
|Conference||CIRED Workshop 2020|
|Period||22/09/20 → 23/09/20|
- communication technologies
- network technologies
- smart grid
- LV distribution
- DSO functions
- communication requirements
Ghanem, K., Abdulhadi, I., Kazerooni, A., & McGookin, C. (2020). Communication requirements for future secondary substations to enable DSO functions. Paper presented at CIRED Workshop 2020, Berlin, Germany.