In our experience, grid operators can already benefit from additional data even in the early stages of a smart meter roll-out. Our solution allows the estimation of a realistic load flow and the utilization of the entire Low Voltage Grid, even with limited available smart meter data.
In one of our recent engagements we supported a European utility to determine the aggregated load profiles for the individual Low Voltage stations
. The available meter data from the Meter Data Management System
were utilized in compliance with the regulatory requirements, such as anonymity of individual consumption data through aggregation. The aim is to make these load profiles available for further use cases such as network calculation in network planning, connection assessment of new loads, and as well as for grid operation.
Examples of other enabled data-driven use cases are
- the determination of trends in the consumption of the individual stations and strands,
- tracking the changes in the consumption patterns, as well as
- the state estimation of individual cable sections’ utilization, and
- the provision of operating reserves for flexibility operators