Smart Grid Inspired Future Technologies. Second EAI International Conference, SmartGIFT 2017, London, UK, March 27–28, 2017, Proceedings

Research Article

Grid Resilience Governance of the Future: Analyzing the Role of Associations in Experimental Smart Grid Projects in The Netherlands

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.1007/978-3-319-61813-5_14,
        author={Imke Lammers and Alexandr Vasenev},
        title={Grid Resilience Governance of the Future: Analyzing  the Role of Associations in Experimental Smart Grid Projects in The Netherlands},
        proceedings={Smart Grid Inspired Future Technologies. Second EAI International Conference, SmartGIFT 2017, London, UK, March 27--28, 2017, Proceedings},
        proceedings_a={SMARTGIFT},
        year={2017},
        month={9},
        keywords={Grid resilience Planning Governance Institutional Analysis and Development Framework Associations DSO Security regions},
        doi={10.1007/978-3-319-61813-5_14}
    }
    
  • Imke Lammers
    Alexandr Vasenev
    Year: 2017
    Grid Resilience Governance of the Future: Analyzing the Role of Associations in Experimental Smart Grid Projects in The Netherlands
    SMARTGIFT
    Springer
    DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-61813-5_14
Imke Lammers1,*, Alexandr Vasenev2,*
  • 1: Department of Governance and Technology for Sustainability (CSTM)
  • 2: ServicesCybersecurity and Safety Research Group, University of Twente
*Contact email: i.lammers@utwente.nl, a.vasenev@utwente.nl

Abstract

Local generation decentralizes urban grids. Soon new actors, such as associations, might enter the traditional energy domain. As electrical grids are critical for society, new actors will need to collaborate with other city-level stakeholders to ensure proper grid functioning in times of crisis. Little research has been done about how this collaboration could look like for smart grid projects. This short paper presents for discussion initial analysis on how associations as new actors might approach establishing such collaborations to improve grid resilience. We focus on advances in Dutch governance related to local energy planning projects. First, we outline which stakeholders are currently concerned with grid resilience in the Netherlands. Then, we introduce how innovative smart grid projects can be organized and describe the role of associations within them. Finally, we apply the Institutional Analysis and Development Framework (IAD) to point out what associations might consider to improve grid resilience.