Market Development Task Group
In this task group we attempt to answer multiple questions regarding existing DC microgrid installations and the markets (put in broader terms: socioeconomic environments) in which these were deployed and are used. A few of the topics that we are going to survey are:
- Why have DC microgrids been deployed in the first place? Where were they required? Why not connect to the grid? Why not prefer “home-scale” powering solutions instead?
- What were the experiences from designing and deploying such systems? What were the available resources? What were the available products? What was the role of the engineer in the paradigm?
- What is the effect of different environments (weather, geology, socioeconomical, etc) on the decision and conditions surrounding the deployment of DC microgrids?
The above points will determine a roadmap to wide integration under the 2030.10 Standard, in the sense that existing (if possible) and future installations, guidelines and equipment of DC microgrids may be designed, controlled and managed according to a Standard with retrospective characteristics. To describe this in simpler terms, all prior knowledge and applied practice will be collected for assessment and systemized at a level as high and as broad as possible. The WG may, thus, exploit the outcomes of our Task Group as a starting point for the development of the Standard.
If you are interested please contact Panayiotis (Panos) Moutis, PhD at pmoutis[at]power[dot]ece[dot]ntua[dot]gr Task Group Lead.
Use Cases Task Group
This Task group presents various uses cases scenarios and applications that are involved with DC Microgrids for remote and rural areas. The focus will be to identify and recommend key use cases that would be involved during the design, functioning and operations of a DC microgrid.
The Key use cases would revolve around:
1. DC microgrid design and operations
- Monitoring and control
- Payment collection and mechanism
- Grid Maintenance
The Task group would like to define these various scenarios and recommend the best fit for the standard that makes the implementation of these microgrids not only technologically affordable but also financially sustainable and viable for remote and rural areas.
If you are interested please contact Paras Loomba at firstname.lastname@example.org Task Group Lead.
Stakeholder Identification and Communication Task Group
Stakeholder participation is fundamental to the development and adoption of the standard. It is an integral component of information collection, the development of findings, and results dissemination. Examples of benefits of stakeholder participation include:
- For manufacturers or project developers, it gives them an opportunity to provide comments and feedback regarding practical applications.
- For financiers, it provides information which enables them to feel comfortable with the bankability, reliability or quality of an asset.
- For governments, it provides information which can potentially inform policies and regulations.
The objective of this task group is to enable meaningful involvement by identified stakeholders and other interested parties.
If you are interested in participating in this Task Group, please contact the Sarah Majok at email@example.com Task Group Lead.
P2030.10 Task Group
This task group applies systems engineering principles to optimize the crafting of a technology standard to enable DC Microgrids for Rural and Remote Electricity Access. This optimization involves the technical and practical trade offs between these general areas:
- Leverage of existing equipment and standards
- Cost effective System Lifecycle
- Voltage, Current, and Power levels
- Power delivery
- Communication including Cyber Security
The challenge is to define a long-term goal that is obtainable via a cost effective, technologically obtainable, and market acceptable solution.
If you are interested please contact Peter Michael at firstname.lastname@example.org, Task Group Lead.