Locational Distribution Network Pricing in Germany

Christine Brandstätt*, Gert Brunekreeft, Nele Friedrichsen

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Increasing shares of renewable generation in distribution networks drive the debate on locationally differentiated network charging. We investigate the potential of individual contracts to implement locational signals within the existing framework as an alternative to a complete change of the current tariff methodology. The analysis starts from the framework of Germany's electricity supply as of today and presents different perspective on the option of smart contracts to implement locational signals in distribution networks.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2011 IEEE PES Society General Meeting : The Electrification of Transportation and the Grid of the Future
Number of pages3
Place of PublicationPiscataway, NJ
Publication date10 Oct 2011
Article number6039320
ISBN (Print)9781457710001
ISBN (Electronic)9781457710018, 9781457710025
Publication statusPublished - 10 Oct 2011
Externally publishedYes
EventIEEE PES 2011 General Meeting: The Electrification of Transportation & the Grid of the Future - Detroit, United States
Duration: 24 Jul 201128 Jul 2011


OtherIEEE PES 2011 General Meeting
Country/TerritoryUnited States
SeriesIEEE Power and Energy Society General Meeting


  • Electricity distribution
  • Network charges
  • Smart grids
  • Germany

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