UPGRID participated in CIGRÉ Paris 2016 (21st – 26th August. 2016). A paper based on the Spanish demonstrator titled “Beyond Smart Meters: Management of the LV network” was prepared. Jesús García Prado (Iberdrola Distribución) was representing the Spanish demo during the poster session and through an oral presentation. This oral presentation was focused on providing the UPGRID Spanish demonstrator point of view regarding the use of smart meter data to manage distribution networks in a scenario where DER integration may challenge the business as usual operations
During the poster session there was the opportunity to share experiences and points of view with numerous attendees that approached our panel to get further information about the Project in general and the Spanish demonstrator in particular. It was useful to observe the great interest displayed by the audience for the information shown. One of the most mentioned topic in the audience questions was the practical experience in PRIME PLC. With this regards, Jesús García had the opportunity to explain the positive results that Iberdrola is measuring during the last years (8 million smart meters already installed in Spain using this technology) and how UPGRID project is implementing new functionalities over PRIME.
The oral presentation was focused on providing the UPGRID Spanish demonstrator point of view regarding the use of smart meter data to manage distribution networks in a scenario where DER integration may challenge the business as usual operations. Practical references to the work being done in this demonstrator were provided. The presentation was articulated around three main pillars: estimation of state of LV distribution network, LV network modelling & analysis and smart meter data integration.