Many grid planning processes, such as evaluating connection requests for new generators or creating long- and short-term grid expansion strategies, often require manual input by the grid planning engineers. As a consequence, these processes are very time consuming and prone to errors. With the applications of IGP Planning, these grid planning processes can be automated and accelerated significantly. This is the basis for a mass integration of distributed energy resources, EV charging points and heat pumps into the grid. In addition to the automated evaluation of new connection requests, the applications for example can be used to create and evaluate tailored scenarios for future supply tasks or to identify cost-efficient expansion measures to resolve grid bottlenecks.
Automatically create and evaluate connection requests for new generators (e.g. wind turbines, solar panels, CHP) and loads (e.g. heat pumps, EV charging points)
Easily create and evaluate future scenarios tailored to the own grid area, e.g. with regard to the rollout of public and private charging infrastructure or distributed energy resources
Automatically determine cost-efficient investment strategies to resolve grid bottlenecks considering both conventional grid expansion measures and Smart Grid Technologies
Online portal on the grid operator’s website, where customers can independently obtain non-binding, automatically generated initial information on their interconnection application.
This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No. 867602.