WPD Balancing Act Event – Western Power Innovation

Posted by Energy Networks Association in Smart Consumers, Smarter Networks


Thursday 8 Sep 2016


The changing nature of the electricity grid is transforming the role of Distribution Network Operators, demanding intelligent ways of controlling power flows and voltages, a higher level of interaction with customers and more advanced methods of network management and planning.  The Balancing Act event will cover each of these aspects, presenting Western Power Distribution’s innovation projects examining these areas, including the Network Equilibrium, CarConnect and FlexDGrid projects.  Furthermore, the breakout sessions will give the attendees the opportunity to exchange views on the above and discuss the potential transition in the role of Distribution Network Operators to that of Distribution System Operators, examining the associated technical and commercial considerations.

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