Welcome to CIRED

The energy transition, together with developments in industry and society, challenge traditional ways to plan and operate the grid. Existing tools are no longer sufficient to fully deliver the grid services in a timely and efficient way.

Just as no-one can assume that the grid is a big copper-plate, network companies need to revise the tools used to provide its services. Here flexibility will be key!

Planning and operation of the grid must embrace flexibility, and in conjunction with existing tools also deploy the full set of flexibility tools – not as an exception but as the mainstream way of managing the grid.

Tools like risk-based network planning, dynamic rating of assets, network tariffs, demand (and generation) response, EV, flexibility trading platforms and integration of other energy networks are all key aspects of efficient utilisation of the electrical grid, which in turn make it possible to meet the consumer's electricity requirements.

In order not to sub-optimise, the coordination between DSOs and TSOs will need to evolve. The CIRED workshop focuses on these tools, how they can be implemented and what is hindering the move to flexibility as the default.

For more information about CIRED including upcoming workshops and conferences, please visit the CIRED hub.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) update

In light of the escalating spread of COVID-19 (Coronavirus) around the world, and after careful consideration the CIRED organisation has taken the decision to postpone the CIRED 2020 Berlin Workshop until 22 – 23 September. We feel this is the most responsible course of action.

People's health and wellbeing is our number one priority. We are acutely aware that our visitors and supporters are the very people whose skills and experience will play a part in keeping the vital infrastructure and services running in these difficult times and we want to minimise the risk to people's health. We also feel a responsibility to do everything we can to help slow the spread of the virus.

You can find further information about what Germany is doing to combat Coronavirus on the Government website. You can also find out more information about the disease and how to protect yourself via the World Health Organisation (WHO) website.




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