Smart transformer as an energy community service node and integrator of local resources

Kari Maki, Sergio Motta, Marius Baranauskas, Mika Sillanpaa, Tommi Vahtera, Pasi Ylirisku, Verneri Kohonen

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The MV/LV distribution transformer has a key position in future customer-oriented services for several reasons. First, LV grid is mostly non-automated and transformer-level intelligence can bring more features for LV grid management. Considering new solutions like EDGE computing or local private networks, transformer is good level for utilizing them. At the same, transformer is naturally representing the last “strong point” of the MV grid towards customers and appliances. It is also physically located close to the customer, often with a central location within a local energy community. Thus, transformer station will be a natural location for installing for instance fast charging units, larger PV panel sets or batteries serving the local energy community. This work presents first findings from European ERA-NET project STRATA - Smart Transformation for Resilience And community services Through digitAl grid layers. STRATA develops a new digital-based service concept to be introduced on distribution transformer level. The concept will be developed as a technical solution, but also considering related operations and business models as well customer interface. The concept will thus be studied through economical and regulatory aspects.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication27th International Conference on Electricity Distribution (CIRED 2023)
PublisherInstitution of Engineering and Technology IET
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-83953-855-1
Publication statusPublished - 2023
MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
Event27th International Conference on Electricity Distribution, CIRED 2023 - Rome, Italy
Duration: 12 Jun 202315 Jun 2023

Publication series

SeriesIET Conference Proceedings


Conference27th International Conference on Electricity Distribution, CIRED 2023


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