D1.2 Executive Summary

The 2nd Mas2tering workshop “Technologies and Use Cases I” was held at the Brussels ENGIE headquarters on 11th September, 2015 approximately one year into the Mas2tering project. During its three year length, Mas2tering holds four workshops aimed at industrial validation of the Mas2tering approach and technologies. Two workshops focus on business convergence between DSOs, Utilities and Telecoms and two workshops focus on technology discussions and their use in the project use cases. This workshop was the first technology and use case workshop.

The workshop consisted of a morning and afternoon session. The morning session presented project technologies followed by a panel discussion and the afternoon session presented project use cases followed by a panel discussion. Good discussions on the project technologies and DSO engagement were deliberate aims of the workshop because it is believed by Mas2tering that convincing technologies and their business cases will be needed to change current ways of working on the low voltage grid. Technology presentations during the workshop included:

  • “JEMMA: an open platform for a connected Smart Grid Gateway” – An Italian solution for the smart grid connection point. Presented by Telecom Italia.
  • “Multi-Agent System Grid Optimization” – A distributed optimization approach to enhance district energy balancing and dispatching. Presented by Cardiff University.
  • “Embedding Security Software” – Preventing the hack: providing security and reliability to the future smart grid. Presented by Airbus Cybersecurity.
  • “Link Boxes between sub-stations” – How automated LV transformer connection / disconnection can reduce grid losses and investments for grid upgrade. Presented by SMS plc.

The workshop agenda which was also used as a flyer to promote the event is provided as Annex A. In total, the workshop had 33 participants. The workshop was successful in attracting local area DSOs and SG associations.

D1.2 Table of Contents

  • About Mas2tering
  • Document Information
  • Table of Contents
  • 1 Introduction
  • 1.1 Acknowledgement
  • 1.2 Workshop organization and details
  • 2 Workshop Key Discussion Points
  • 2.1 Panel Session I: “Promising Smart Grid Technologies”
  • 2.2 Panel Session II: “Mas2tering Use Cases”
  • 3 Workshop Results and Lessons Learned
  • 3.1 Results and Impacts on the Work Packages and Use Cases
  • 3.2 Administrative Lessons Learned
  • 3.3 Announcement of Venue for WS3
  • 4 Conclusion
  • Annex A Agenda/Announcement

D1.2 Highlights

Session I: “Promising Smart Grid Technologies”
After a project introduction and the presentation of the four project technologies, the morning panel session opened to discuss perspectives related to those technologies. The following kick-starter questions were used:

  • As a DSO, would you agree to share smart meter data to explore interoperability with telecoms (in this case the Telecom Italia solution)?
  • What kind of functionality would you consider as top priority to be included in the next generation smart meters? Would you envision any intelligence or coordination amongst smart meters? When would you see the next advances in smart meters coming?
  • Do you agree that automation of Low Voltage interconnection can be practically achieved through the use of ‘smart’ link boxes?

What follows (within the deliverable report) is a summary of the main themes/talking points from these discussions.

Panel Session II: “Mas2tering Use Cases”
Afterwards the afternoon panel session opened to discuss perspectives related to the three use cases. The following kickstarter questions were utilized although the discussion was not limited to these questions.

  • In today’s market, how do you think it is possible to put incentive to reduce grid losses? What kind of incentives can be promising for the future?
  • What benefits might persuade cooperation between market parties that can deliver sufficient value to actors for participating in local energy management?
  • Do you agree that interconnecting substations at low voltage could provide a cost-effective solution to load-balancing?

What follows (within the deliverable report) is a summary of the main themes/talking points from these discussions.

D1.2 Conclusion

The Mas2tering WS#2 “Technologies & Use Cases I” was held 11th September 2015 at the ENGIE headquarters in Brussels as a dedicated event with the objective to attain industrial (and in particular DSO) feedback on the project technologies, approach and use cases. 33 participants attended the workshop which was a one day event (morning and afternoon sessions).

The workshop provided an effective platform before, during and after the event. It facilitated the consortium in organizing and presenting key concepts, it helped to disseminate project activities, and discussions and key insights attained during the event will help refine the project use and business cases. Once again, gratitude is expressed to the expert panel members who facilitated the event, each of the participants and to the local area host ENGIE.

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