Development of Migration Paths for Smart Grids Using a Case Study

Agnetha Flore; Jorge Marx Gómez
ICEEE 2020 International Conference on Economics, Energy and Environment
Due to the energy turnaround in German politics, it is necessary to integrate more and more wind and solar energy into the existing energy system. In particular, power generation is changing from a previously centralized to a decentralized structure, which also has consequences for requirements for safe, reliable and efficient grid operation. Generation and utilization characteristics will become more dynamic and flexible in the future. Increased demand for the measurement, control and automation of voltage and electricity will require the further development of grid infrastructure, the expansion of storage capacity and the introduction of information and communication technology (ICT)-based energy management (Appelrath, Mayer and Rohjans, 2012). Utilities therefore need to know what migration paths into the future of a smart energy grid could look like. And this against the background of which technologies have to be installed, in which order this can happen and which dependencies have to be considered. The aim is to create a roadmap to the modern Smart Grid. Within the framework of the Green Access project (Projekt Green Access, 2019), and (Flore & Kumm, 2020), a maturity model and, based on this, migration paths were developed for this purpose, which describe a path from one development stage to the next. For the consideration of migration paths in combination with a maturity level model, the necessary development steps of the different dimensions and their interdependencies are thus described in order to move from one maturity level to another.
June / 2020
ICEEE 2020 International Conference on Economics, Energy and Environment
Green Access
Voltage levels crosscutting Smart Grid concept of an adaptive and automated distribution grid