The innovation known as dynamic line rating (DLR) has become increasingly relevant with higher shares of variable renewable energy (VRE) sources in the power system. By seeking to increase the ampacity of transmission lines, it provides economic and technical benefits to numerous stakeholders, including utilities, power system operators and VRE plant owners.
Many grid operators are now considering using DLR systems or are already deploying DLR as a practical means of increasing transmission capacity of grids as DLR offers system operators a rapidly deployable, low-cost method of increasing line ratings, which can be implemented without the need to build new physical infrastructure or put key lines out of service.
2nd Dynamic Line Rating for Power & Utilities 2023 conference is the continuation of the discussion on benefits and challenges of DLR deployment that started in 2022, with European energy sector companies from the generation, transmission and distribution segments committed to grid optimization and energy transition in their countries or regions and technology providers and monitoring equipment manufacturers.
- DLR using a network of weather stations along the power lines
- DLR journey from LIDAR scan until the new line capacity: experience from the field – Slovenia and Lithuania
- Common TSO/DSO actions in favor of RES deployment
- Integration of DLR in system planning
- Integration of DLR in SCADA/EMS
- Congestion and curtailment. Storage as a transmission asset
- Control centers
- Technical and reliability issues. Cybersecurity of sensing and monitoring technologies
ELES Group, also known as Elektro-Slovenija, is the national transmission system operator (TSO) in Slovenia. As the TSO, they manage and operate the high-voltage electricity transmission system, ensuring the secure and reliable delivery of electricity across the country. ELES Group plays a vital role in connecting Slovenia to neighboring countries’ grids and actively promotes the integration of renewable energy sources. They are involved in smart grid initiatives, research, and innovation projects, aiming to enhance the flexibility and efficiency of the electricity system. ELES Group is a member of the European Network of Transmission System Operators (ENTSO-E).
TransnetBW GmbH is a German company that operates the electricity transmission grid in the state of Baden-Württemberg. As a transmission system operator (TSO), they are responsible for maintaining and developing the high-voltage grid infrastructure, ensuring the secure and reliable transmission of electricity. TransnetBW actively integrates renewable energy sources into the grid and collaborates with neighboring TSOs to facilitate cross-border electricity flows. Their role is essential in supporting the energy transition and fostering a sustainable and efficient energy system in the region.
Megger GmbH is a German company specializing in electrical test and measurement equipment. They provide a wide range of high-quality products for industries such as power generation, transmission, manufacturing, and renewable energy. Megger’s solutions enable the testing, diagnosis, and monitoring of electrical systems and equipment, ensuring safety and reliability. Their comprehensive portfolio includes insulation testers, circuit breaker analyzers, relay test equipment, and more, catering to diverse customer needs. Megger GmbH is committed to supporting the efficient and secure operation of electrical infrastructure across various sectors.
The Budapest University of Technology and Economics (BME) is not a company but a renowned institution of higher education located in Budapest, Hungary. Established in 1782, BME is one of the oldest and largest technical universities in Central Europe. It offers a wide range of programs in engineering, natural sciences, economics, architecture, and information technology. BME is known for its commitment to academic excellence, providing students with high-quality education and research opportunities to become leaders in their fields.
MAVIR Hungarian Transmission Operator Co. is the national transmission system operator (TSO) of Hungary. As a subsidiary of the Hungarian state-owned power company, MVM Group, MAVIR is responsible for the operation, maintenance, and development of the high-voltage electricity transmission system in Hungary. They ensure the secure and reliable transmission of electricity across the country, balancing supply and demand, and maintaining grid stability. MAVIR actively participates in regional and international cooperation to support the integration of the Hungarian electricity system with neighboring countries. Their role is vital in facilitating the efficient and sustainable operation of the electricity grid in Hungary.
ČEZ Group is a prominent energy company based in the Czech Republic and one of the largest electricity producers in Central and Eastern Europe. They operate in multiple countries and engage in electricity generation, distribution, sales, and energy trading. ČEZ owns and operates a diverse portfolio of power generation assets, including coal, gas, nuclear, and renewable energy sources. They are committed to transitioning towards a more sustainable energy mix by increasing the share of renewables. ČEZ also operates in international markets and invests in research, innovation, and corporate social responsibility initiatives.
National Grid is a multinational energy company that operates as a transmission system operator in the United Kingdom and as a utility company in the northeastern United States. In the UK, it manages the high-voltage electricity transmission network, ensuring the secure and efficient flow of electricity across England and Wales. In the US, National Grid provides electricity and gas distribution services in several states. The company plays a critical role in the transmission and distribution of energy, ensuring the reliable supply of electricity and natural gas to millions of customers.