Distribution System Planning

Evolution of Methodologies and Digital Tools for Energy Transition

Distribution System Planning

Marie-Cécile Alvarez-Herault, Grenoble INP, France
Victor Gouin, Roseau Technologies, France
Trinidad Chardin-Segui, Schneider Electric, France
Alain Malot, Schneider Electric, France
Jonathan Coignard, G2Elab, France
Bertrand Raison, University Grenoble Alpes, France
Jérôme Coulet, Grenoble INP, France

ISBN : 9781786307910

Publication Date : April 2023

Hardcover 482 pp

165.00 USD



Distribution systems drive energy and societal transition. System planning enables investments to be made in the right place, at the right time and with the right technology.

Distribution System Planning is centered on the evolution of planning methods that will best support this transition, and describes the historical context and concepts that enable planning, its challenges and key influencing factors to be grasped. It also analyzes the impact of the development of renewable and decentralized energy resources, government recommendations and distributor initiatives to promote their integration.

Through the use of case studies, this book provides examples of how planning methodologies have evolved, as well as an overview of new and emerging solutions.


1. Power Systems.
2. Principles of Power Distribution System Planning.
3. Integration of Distributed Energy Resources in Distribution System Planning.
4. Planning Case Studies.
5. Mathematical Tools for Planning.
6. Mathematical Tools for Planning: Application to Case Studies.
7. New Trends and Challenges.

About the authors/editors

Marie-Cécile Alvarez-Herault is an associate professor at Grenoble INP, France, and holds the Enedis chair in Smart Grids.

Victor Gouin is an engineer and researcher in electrical engineering at Roseau Technologies, France, which he co-founded.

Trinidad Chardin-Segui is technical director at Schneider Electric, France.

Alain Malot is portfolio strategy manager at Schneider Electric, France.

Jonathan Coignard is a PhD student at Lancey Energy Storage, G2Elab, France, and an LBNL affiliate in the USA.

Bertrand Raison is a professor at University Grenoble Alpes, France.

Jérôme Coulet is a member of the Alps regional management of Enedis and a teacher at Ense3, Grenoble INP, France.

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