Electric power distribution systems physically connect the newer active transactive energy (TE) elements such as energy storage, demand response, electric vehicles, and renewables to customer loads and electric supply from the transmission system. The proposal outlines a Transactive Electric Distribution System (TEDS) framework which enables the creation of a robust distribution system market in Canada and elsewhere.
The Independent Electricity System Operator (IESO) coordinates electricity generation and transmission to ensure a reliable and stable electricity supply for the province of Ontario. Human operators monitor the power grid with the help of automated energy management systems. Increasing amounts of data, electricity demand, and renewable generation mean these operators need new tools to help them monitor and manage grid reliability. These tools include displays that consolidate data, support operator decision-making, and reduce the likelihood of human error.