INSMART - towards the new distribution systems operators potential roles in low carbon future and integrated frameworks for smart cities

Vera Nunes, João Pedro Gouveia, Ana Margarida Rodrigues, Tiago Simão

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With the increasing amount of big data available from high temporal resolution from smart meters and with the increasing digitalisation of the customer expectation of digital service brings forward new business models, which might request significant improvement information and communications technology (ICT) capabilities for the distribution systems operator (DSO), as well as new decision support tools and new challenges to procure flexibility services from distributed generation, electric vehicle charging network, demand response or storage. Active network management and distributed generation along with the changing market structures are drivers for change towards the future cities. This study will provide a better understanding on the actual state of the art for utilities and DSOs seeking their new role as market facilitator and data manager with additional insights from market segmentation as well as the potential role of the DSO in the integrated framework for smart cities. The INSMART project developed a mix of sustainable energy measures to improve the energy efficiency of each partner city, identified with specialised tools and models.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2797-2799
Number of pages3
JournalCIRED - Open Access Proceedings Journal
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Oct 2017
Event24th International Conference and Exhibition on Electricity Distribution, CIRED 2017 - Glasgow, United Kingdom
Duration: 12 Jun 201715 Jun 2017



  • Smart city
  • Vehicle to vehicle communications
  • Carbon
  • Commerce
  • Decision support systems
  • Digital instruments
  • Digital storage
  • Distributed power generation
  • Electric tools
  • Electric utilities
  • Energy efficiency
  • Information services

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