Digital Substation – A Comprehensive Concept to Leverage the Benefits of Digitalization

Wednesday, October 4, 2017 - 14:50 to 15:10
Summit sessions - T&D The Intelligent Grid - Successful Business in a Clean World:

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Market liberalization and new generation structures, particularly fluctuating renewable infeed, tend to increase the complexity of grid management. Investment and maintenance strategies need to be optimized with regard to these technical challenges and to changing business models. In this task, the ability to continuously adapt to upcoming future challenges in a flexible and agile way is crucial for the future. This presentation focuses on the substation as a central element of electricity grids and illustrates concrete potentials of digitalization in substation technology and design, as well as their benefits for utilities.

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Eduard Rauber
Head of Lifecycle Management Digital Grid Systems


  • Technical possibilities that make a substation fully digital
  • A comprehensive concept in which areas and tasks these possibilities may create value
  • Concrete examples including benefits
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