Welcome to CIRED 2012 Workshop
The transition to a low carbon economy is leading to a very rapid development of Decentralised Generation using renewable energy sources. This implies in-depth changes in the planning and operation of distribution networks. New methods and tools are needed to analyse networks, optimise investment decisions, assess security levels, manage congestions and regulate the voltage level.
The consequences on the regulation of the industry are also very high: DSOs will need appropriate incentives in order to implement the innovative solutions needed to continue guaranteeing security of supply and acting as efficient local market facilitators. The co-ordination between DSOs and TSOs will have to be strengthened.
The implementation of advanced metering infrastructures (AMI) will offer a wealth of new information as well as new communication capabilities which can greatly facilitate the integration of Renewables into the Distribution Grid.
CIRED, the Leading Forum where the Electricity Distribution Community meets, holds the major International Electricity Conference & Exhibition every two years in different venues in Europe with a worldwide perspective and participation.
CIRED works for the purpose of increasing the business relevant competencies, skills and knowledge of those who see themselves as a part of the electricity distribution community, whether they are from the utility, product, consultancy, service, business or Academic sector.
More information about CIRED : www.cired.net