Impact Assessment Criteria of Distribution System Architecture

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Paper number
1719
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Conference name
CIRED 2019
Conference date
3-6 June 2019
Conference location
Madrid, Spain
Peer-reviewed
Yes
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Authors
Kong, Wangwei, University of Bath, United Kingdom
Ma, Kang, University of Bath, United Kingdom
Li, Furong, University of Bath, United Kingdom
Thompson, Edmund, University of Bath, United Kingdom
Sidebotham, Liz, Northern PowerGrid, United Kingdom
Abstract
The distribution system is experiencing rapid changes such as growth in low carbon technology connection and changes of customer needs. These changes bring challenges to the current system in maintaining an efficient and secure supply. Possible distribution system architectures for the future have been proposed to fulfil future requirements. Yet, it is still unclear which architecture will bring the maximum benefits to key stakeholders across the distribution system. This paper proposes simple and efficient criteria to evaluate possible future distribution system architectures. The proposed criteria take learnings from the Five Case Model and adapt them to assess the impact on key stakeholders. Adding the key stakeholders to the criteria helps the industry and the regulator to understand whether a transitional change would bring positive or negative impacts to each key stakeholder, and ultimately the system as a whole. The results of the impact assessment will assist the industry and the regulator to identify the most appropriate industrial structure that would create the best value for key stakeholders.
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Publisher
AIM
Date
2019-06-03
Permanent link to this record
https://cired-repository.org/handle/20.500.12455/534
http://dx.doi.org/10.34890/758
ISSN
2032-9644
ISBN
978-2-9602415-0-1