Sustainable Investment Strategies For Aging Distribution Networks
Distribution system profitability is at risk from decreasing network fees. To meet financial targets, distribution system operators are thus obliged to curtail their re-investment, operation and maintenance budgets. Ensuring sustainability of energy supply nevertheless remains imperative. To meet these requirements, the Asset Management department at 24/7 Netze has developed a comprehensive approach to optimize its investment strategy. This paper can be divided into four steps: asset simulation, reliability-centred maintenance planning, target network planning and Net Present Value (NPV) analysis.