Workshop "Distribution networks for the Energy Transition - network structures, grid benefits, balancing capability" at TU Kaiserslautern
On 27 September 2016, a workshop of the IEEE PES Germany Section on the topic " Distribution networks for the Energy Transition - network structures, grid benefits, balancing capability" took place at the TU Kaiserslautern. Experts from industry, grid operators and science discussed on how the network structures that have been developed over decades are still sustainable in a more decentralized generation environment. Presentations in various topic blocks, such as grid expansion requirements in the distribution grid, system services and network black start capability, as well as further development of system structures, accompanied the discussions. Tim Schlösser from the institute ACS participated in this workshop to discuss with researchers and representatives of network operators the challenges of the Energy Transition in distribution grids in order to identify solutions from different perspectives and further research requirements.