Our outlook and our roadmap for 2020
Enedis has started the roll-out of smart grid and planned the implementation of smart solutions up to 2020.
This roll-out addresses two major challenges:
- modernising network infrastructures at every level to increase its efficiency,
- assisting actors of the electric power system and territories in the energy transition.
This deployment comes on top of “Linky” smart meters roll-out, started in December 2015.
Enedis is modernising network infrastructures at every level to improve its efficiency
Primary substations are gradually digitalised and HV/MV transformers monitored to follow their state continuously and anticipate failures.
MV/LV transformers are equipped with telecommunication systems and electric or environmental sensors to enhance grid observation capabilities.
New functions are developed to deal with grid faults:
- On the LV network, functions based on Linky smart meter system to improve detection and diagnosis,
- On the MV network, with dynamic self-healing functions for network operations.
Enedis is assisting actors of the electric power system and territories in the energy transition
To do so, Enedis is implementing innovative solutions:
- More efficient network planning tools,
- Tools to facilitate grid connections for LV grid users, especially with TeR@ web-portal,
- Operational planning of work programmes and network operations to prevent constraints on the MV network.
To go further, Enedis is rolling-out targeted solutions, based on regional needs:
- New grid connections offers for MV producers: a local voltage regulation law and connection offers with power modulation,
- Dynamic and centralised control of MV voltage.
Those technical smart solutions will serve as a basis for new offers to clients and local authorities.
Several functions have been evaluated through a techno-economic analysis, within the framework of the Economic Valuation of Smart Grid.