Application and Evaluation of Load Management Systems in Urban Low-Voltage Grid Planning

Patrick Wintzek, Shawki Alsayed Ali, Kevin Kotthaus, Julian Wruk, Markus Zdrallek, Julian Monscheidt, Ben Gemsjäger, Adam Slupinski
2021 World Electric Vehicle Journal  
Not all urban low-voltage grids will be able to integrate new loads such as charging infrastructure for electric mobility or electrical heat pumps into existing structures without further measures. Therefore, this article analyzes to what extent load management is more cost-effective than conventional grid expansion. Methodically, the different load types are first apportioned from country to grid-level on the basis of different parameters. Subsequently, both conventional grid planning as a
more » ... rence variant and innovative grid planning with different variants of load management are carried out. As a result, it can be summarized that the future success of load management is strongly dependent on its costs and whether the necessary information and communication technology is already deployed in the grids. Regardless of the costs, there is also considerable potential for savings in conventional grid expansions.
doi:10.3390/wevj12030091 fatcat:j25sklnqpncctcfgybhtizr7cm