Today, electric distribution grids are subject to a multitude of influencing factors with new generators, storage facilities and consumers. Generally, not all information is available for optimal operation. Fraunhofer ISE offers various methods for mapping of the local generation and consumption structure. Our scientifically researched synthetic consumption profiles, for example, allow us to observe new load situations, such as those caused by electric vehicles. This makes it possible to estimate the condition of electrical grids and forms the basis for planning the deployment of controllable generators and storage facilities. In addition, the operational planning includes the optimum control of grid components, such as controllable local grid transformers or voltage retention through reactive power.
The structure of electric grids is highly dependent on the units to be connected in the future and their operation. With our methods for optimizing the grid infrastructure, we can visualize various options for strategic grid expansion planning.