The future of power grid planning

PowerPlanIT

Product definition

PowerPlanIT is an R&D project to develop a comprehensive software system for the automated planning, adaptation and design of low voltage power distribution grids. Powered by GIS data, the system supports distribution grid operators in the development of power systems. It supports:

  • High-level design and feasibility studies
  • Cost/performance evaluation of deployment scenarios
  • Low voltage grid design with cost optimization

Product ambitions

PowerPlanIT aims to improve power grid development in various ways:

Accelerating the planning process

Automatically generate topology proposals for new grids and grid extensions

Decision-making

Allow operators to define multiple deployment scenarios and compare respective investment and operating costs as well as service quality

Accelerating the design process

Automatic dimensioning and bill of materials calculation

Optimizing costs

Save on deployments costs by creating cost-optimized designs using dedicated algorithms

Call for industry partners

Comsof is inviting distribution grid operators and engineering firms to join us as strategic partners to co-create this innovative new planning tool. The aim is to make use of  expert knowledge in the field and to collaborate on finetuning the conceptual framework and the technical details based on real-life use cases. Developments will be tested later in a proof of concept.