September 13-16, 2022
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Wednesday, September 14 • 15:15 - 15:55
How Open Source Helps a Grid Operator with the Challenges of the Energy Transition - Jonas van den Bogaard & Nico Rikken, Alliander N.V.

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The energy transition poses new challenges to all parties in the energy sector. For grid operators, the rise in renewable energy and the electrification of energy consumption drives the grid to its limits. By using open source, participating in Open Source projects, Open Sourcing internal projects like OpenSTEF and Power Grid model, and being a member of LF Energy, the Dutch Grid Operator Alliander aims to unleash the power of open source collaboration to further the energy transition. OpenSTEF provides a complete software stack that forecasts the load on the electricity grid for the next hours to days. Given a time series of measured load or generation, a fully automated machine learning pipeline is executed which delivers a probabilistic forecast of future load. Power-grid-model is a Python library for steady-state distribution power system analysis. Currently, it supports the following calculations: 1) Symmetric and asymmetric power flow calculation with Newton-Raphson method and linear method, and 2) Symmetric and asymmetric state estimation with an iterative linear method. In this talk, we will tell you more about the OpenSTEF project and Power Grid Model project, and how these projects support the adoption of renewable energy in the Netherlands.

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Jonas van den Bogaard

Digital Strategy Lead & Open Source Office Lead, Alliander N.V.
Jonas van den Bogaard is a Digital Strategy Lead at Alliander, a distribution system operator (DSO) in the Netherlands. Alliander provides reliable, affordable, and accessible energy transport and distribution to a large part of the Netherlands. Open source has proved to be an enabler... Read More →
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Nico Rikken

Open Source Ambassador, Alliander
Nico Rikken has a track record in maximizing the potential of Free and Open Source Software in the energy sector and in the Netherlands. As Open Source Ambassador at grid operator Alliander he helps make open source project participation successful and ensure control over the company... Read More →

Wednesday September 14, 2022 15:15 - 15:55 IST
Wicklow Meeting Room 3 (Level 2)
  Emerging OS Forum, Climate & Sustainability