Defining Organizational Capabilities in an Electric Power Distribution Grid Operator to Meet Future Demands
- 4 Downloads
Electric power distribution grid operators (DSOs) are facing new requirements due to increased introduction of renewable energy, increased flexibility, and a tighter integration with customers. Although there is broad agreement that DSOs are at the heart of the transition towards decarbonized energy, there is little knowledge of what this means in terms of work system changes for the DSOs and how to approach the issue. In this paper, we present results from our work with defining and detailing organizational capabilities that enable the DSO to deliver in the future market. We find that the DSO need to professionalize its capabilities innovation, collaboration, analytics and influence because these are expected to face increasing demands. Using a participative approach as part of the re-design process was important to understand the resource development needs.
KeywordsMacroergonomics Organizational capabilities Work system design Power distribution grid operator
This research was supported by the Research Council of Norway, grant no. 269358.
- 1.Research Council of Norway: ENERGIX - Energy Research, Attachment to Work Programme 2013–2022 (2013). https://www.forskningsradet.no/servlet/Satellite?cid=1253986210903&pagename=VedleggPointer&target=_blank
- 2.Vinghoets, P., Chebbo, M., Hatziagyriou, N.: The Digital Energy System 4.0 (2016). https://www.etip-snet.eu/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/ETP-SG-Digital-Energy-System-4.0-2016.pdf
- 3.Reiten, E., Sørgard, L., Bjella, K.: Et bedre organisert strømnett (2014). https://www.regjeringen.no/globalassets/upload/oed/pdf_filer_2/rapport_et_bedre_organisert_stroemnett.pdf
- 4.Reegård, K., Drøivoldsmo, A., Rindahl, G., Fernandes, A.: Handbook - The Capability Approach to Integrated Operations. IFE/HR/F-2014/1604 (2014). http://www.iocenter.no/
- 8.Helfat, C.E., Finkelstein, S., Mitchell, W., Peteraf, M.A., Singh, H., Teece, D.J., Winter, S.G.: Dynamic Capabilities: Understanding Strategic Change in Organizations. Blackwell, Oxford (2007)Google Scholar
- 11.Hendrick, H.W., Kleiner, B.M. (eds.): Macroergonomics: Theory, Methods, and Applications. Lawrence Erlbaum, Mahway (2002)Google Scholar
- 13.Henderson, J., Hepsø, V., Mydland, Ø.: What is a capability platform approach to integrated operations? An introduction to key concepts. In: Rosendahl, T., Hepsø, V. (eds.) Integrated Operations in the Oil and Gas Industry: Sustainability and Capability Development. IGC Global, Hersey (2012)Google Scholar
- 14.Reegård, K., Drøivoldsmo, A., Farbrot, J.E., Hurlen, L., Bodal, T.: Drivers for transforming the power grid company. In: Broberg, O., Seim, R. (eds.) Proceedings of the 50th Nordic Ergonomics and Human Factors Society Conference (2019)Google Scholar
- 15.Hurlen, L., Farbrot, J.E., Drøivoldsmo, A., Reegård, K.: The power grid operator of the future: a case method for developing organizational capabilities required to successfully adapt in a fast-changing market. In: Beer, M., Zio, E. (eds.) Proceedings of the 29th European Safety and Reliability Conference (2019)Google Scholar
- 16.Auernhammer, J.M.K., Leifer, L.: Is organizational design a human-centered practice? In: Proceedings of the Design Society: International Conference on Engineering Design, vol. 1, no. 1, pp. 1205–1214. Cambridge University Press (2019)Google Scholar