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07 March 2019

Energy Networks Association - transition to a smart grid

The trends seen worldwide towards more renewables and greater electrification are putting strains on electricity networks, particularly at the distribution level as the system also becomes more decentralised. Planning and operating electricity networks is becoming increasingly complex, and in order to keep costs down, distribution system operators must maximise the use of flexible resources connected to their networks. ENA asked Baringa to carry out an independent impact assessment of these Future Words and consider costs, benefits, strengths and weaknesses of the potential new models of distribution system operation.

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