Topic: Managing Next Generation Distribution Systems
Abstract: In order to successfully implement Demand Response (DR) and Demand-side Management (DSM) applications, as well as to integrate with Plug-in Electric Vehicles (PEVs) and other Distributed Energy Resources (DERs), effective distribution system management functions should be addressed together as an overall integrated enterprise application. Considering all types of “resources” at the distribution system level as a whole, the DR and DSM applications can be seen as virtual energy resources that can be used to balance demand and supply and to hedge operation risks. The DER and PEVs are physical assets that supply (or consume) the actual electrical power. Integration of all these energy resources together is one of the major challenges in the future smart grid scenarios.
In this panel session, we will discuss the trends and requirements for managing next generation distribution systems from solution providers and utilities point of views. Grid operators have to manage next generation distribution systems that include the new resources by using advanced information systems, such as advanced metering infrastructure (AMI), distribution management systems (DMS), Energy Demand Management Systems (EDMS), outage management systems (OMS) and connected to geographical information, etc. Nevertheless, effective communication that transfers control signals and measurement values are essential. Integrated operational procedures also have to be implemented.
Marko Kruithof – Systems Control & Supply Continuity G&E at STEDIN, Netherlands
Maarten van Riet – Technology Manager at Alliander, Netherlands
Edwin Liu – Executive Advisor at Quanta Technology, USA
Frank Baldinger – Director Business Development at Locamation, Netherlands
Steve Cox – Future Networks Manager, Electricity Northwest, UK
Panel Session 1hr 30 minutes – Chaired by: Bas Kruimer – Quanta Technology
Affiliation:Quanta Technology | President
Biography: Bas Kruimer – Managing Director Quanta Technology in Europe – studied Power Engineering at Delft University of Technology and has been working in the T&D market since 1990 in commercial roles, product management & development, in business development and management. He has worked on the supplier side, on the consulting side as well as on the utility side. Bas is now running Quanta Technology’s Business and Consultant team in Europe and developing their T&D Consulting services towards the European market. He is a recognized expert in substation automation, protection and control and IEC 61850 from previous positions with Joulz, KEMA and ABB. He is and engaged in IEEE, CIGRE and CIRED.