SC 4 „Distributed Energy Resources and Efficient Utilisation of Electricity“

Chairman: Davor Škrlec, DSc

Scope of interest


TC 4 adapted the scope of its work to new requirements arising from climate-energy strategies and encouraged the use of technology and innovations to increase the share of renewable sources in energy production and increase the efficient use of electricity. The new areas of work of the Committee include challenges for the distribution network:

  • A higher share of electric vehicles,
  • Energy storage technologies,
  • New business models such as self-consumption and collective energy production, and blockchain,
  • Efficient use of electricity requires good prediction models of distributed power generation and their impact on load and consumption forecasting in the distribution network,
  • New concepts adopted at EU level: smart cities, smart islands, smart buildings and the nZEB concept
  1. Experiences and Trends in Distributed Power Generation
  • Experiences and analyses of distributed resources with variable production
  • Predicting the production of distributed renewable sources
  • Methods of consumption and load forecast in the distribution area with a significant share of distributed production in LV and MV networks
  • New business models for distributed sources: collective models of production, self-consumption, blockchain, aggregators
  1. Electric Mobility
  • Technical characteristics of electric/PHEV vehicle charging stations/points
  • Integration of electric vehicles in the distribution network: strategies, experiences, projects
  • Load management strategies in the distribution system with a significant share of electric vehicles
  • Electric mobility development strategies
  1. Smart Cities, Smart Islands and Smart Homes
  • EU Initiatives and Concepts of Smart Cities and Smart Island
  • Advanced Demand Side Management including public lighting
  • Technical solutions for smart buildings and nZEB concept: KNX, Zigbee, Z-wave, user interfaces
  • Technical solutions for the renovation of buildings in smart buildings and buildings with low energy consumption
  • Models of Collective Energy Production: Energy Co-operatives, Ethical Financing, Partnership Citizens and Local Authorities
  • Sustainable transport and electrification of public transport in cities