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Reference Number SPTEN03
Title Phoenix - System Security and Synchronous Compensators
Status Completed
Energy Categories OTHER POWER and STORAGE TECHNOLOGIES (Electricity transmission and distribution) 100%;
Research Types Applied Research and Development 100%
Science and Technology Fields ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY (Electrical and Electronic Engineering) 100%
UKERC Cross Cutting Characterisation Not Cross-cutting 100%
Principal Investigator Project Contact
No email address given
SP Energy Networks
Award Type Network Innovation Allowance
Funding Source Ofgem
Start Date 01 January 2017
End Date 01 March 2021
Duration ENA months
Total Grant Value £19,897,000
Industrial Sectors Power
Region Scotland
Programme
 
Investigators Principal Investigator Project Contact , SP Energy Networks (100.000%)
Web Site https://smarter.energynetworks.org/projects/SPTEN03
Objectives Technical Business process, technical recommendations for future procurement and installations of SCs/H-SCs Hybrid Co-ordinated Control strategies improving system efficiency of SCs/H-SCs depending on regional requirements Commercial & Regulatory Commercial framework for financial value analysis of SCs and H-SCs Regulatory recommendations for roll-out of SCs/H-SCs Commercial arrangements for contracts for service providers Research GB roadmap for rollout of SCs and H-SCs
Abstract Phoenix will demonstrate a sustainable design, deployment and operational control of a Synchronous Compensator (SC) with innovative hybrid co-ordinated control system combined with a static compensator (STATCOM, flexible AC transmission system (FACTS) device) referred to in the project as Hybrid Synchronous Compensator (H-SC).The use of these devices is expected to mitigate serious system issues that are being encountered on the GB Transmission network as a result of the progressive closure of synchronous generation plants. This will enable future installations and essential network services to be provided for GB SO, TOs, DNOs and OFTOs. The project will enable an efficient and composite solution that will enhance system stability and security while maintaining power quality resulting in minimizing risks of blackouts and delivering significant benefits to GB customers. The change in generation mix creates system issues that risk the security of supply to GB customers including; Reduced inertia Lower Short Circuit Level Limited voltage control
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Added to Database 14/12/22