Be Energized Podcast

DSO 2.0. How new regulations in Germany affect digital transformation.

February 09, 2020 Thorsten Heller
Be Energized Podcast
DSO 2.0. How new regulations in Germany affect digital transformation.
Show Notes

New requirements and regulations are demanding DSO in Germany take on new responsibilities. According to the Energy Industry Act, electric network operators are obliged to ensure the security and reliability of the electricity supply in their network. Redispatch measures are carried out to ensure grid stability and to avoid network bottlenecks. 

In this podcast Remigiusz Pluciennik, Renewable Energy Expert at E.DIS | E.ON Distribution Grids introduce a new definition of the distribution system operator in German: DSO 2.0 and share his insights as well as offer tips to utilities challenged by the new regulations and digital transformation. You will learn:

  • What is Redispatch 2.0 
  • How does it affect utilities
  • What utilities need to do to prepare
  • Tips towards DSO 2.0


What is redispatch?

The term "redispatch" stands for a change in the intended use of the power plant to avoid network bottlenecks. In order to ensure grid stability, the transmission system operators are currently primarily producing and using an overview (load flow or network load calculation) of the expected feed-in and feed-out at the various grid levels. If network congestion can be expected from the load flow or network load calculation, so-called redispatch measures are taken. As a rule, this means that additional power plants, for example in regions with high consumption, are activated or instructed to increase their output. At the same time, other power plants originally planned in the power plant deployment planning, which due to their geographical location contribute to the emergence of the network bottleneck, are instructed to reduce their performance. Redispatch is currently carried out with conventional large power plants from 10 MW and the new regulations will add new obligations for DSOs in Germany. (in German. Add auto generated English subtitles)

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