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Reference Number WPDT204
Title FLEXDGRID - Advanced Fault Level Management in Birmingham
Status Completed
Energy Categories OTHER POWER and STORAGE TECHNOLOGIES (Electric power conversion) 50%;
OTHER POWER and STORAGE TECHNOLOGIES (Electricity transmission and distribution) 50%;
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
Western Power Distribution
Award Type Network Innovation Allowance
Funding Source Ofgem
Start Date 01 December 2012
End Date 01 March 2017
Duration ENA months
Total Grant Value £15,182,000
Industrial Sectors Power
Region South West
Investigators Principal Investigator Project Contact , Western Power Distribution (100.000%)
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Objectives This project aims to develop and trial an advanced fault level management solution to improve the utilisation of DNOs 11kV HV electricity networks whilst, facilitating the cost-effective and early integration of customers generation and demand connections. The FLEXGRID Solution could provide DNOs with the capability to defer or avoid costly and prolonged network reinforcement, whilst improving security of supply.
Abstract FLEXGRID offers an improved Solution to the problem of the timely and cost-effective integration of customers generation and demand within urban High Voltage (HV) electricity networks. This project seeks to explore the potential benefits arising from trials of three complimentary Methods: (Alpha) Enhanced fault level assessment(Beta) Real-time management of fault level (Gamma) Fault level mitigation technologies This project intends to deliver a highly transferrable system-level solution, using real-time knowledge of the fault level status of the electricity network and application of fault level mitigation technologies, to manage multiple generation and demand connections. The learning will be transferrable to all GB networks. The FLEXGRID Solution can potentially deliver 1Bn savings across GB through the avoidance of network reinforcement and safeguarding of electricity network assets. This could facilitate 6 GW of generation connections and offset 5.05 MtCO2 / year.
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Added to Database 14/12/22