For better integration of renewable energies in distribution, intelligent solutions are increasingly in demand. RWE Germany has launched the project "smart operator" to develop "intelligent" solutions in the low voltage network in August 2012.

250 test households in the communities Kisselbach, Wincheringen (Rheinland Pfalz) and Wertachau (Bavaria) are connected to an intelligent low-voltage grid as a "smart operator" designated control box detects the current condition of the network and optimizes automatically the current flow. It also establishes a communication interface to the test households.

The use of selected, "smart" appliances are aligned by the “smart operator” in a way that the amount of electricity from renewable sources is maximized.

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