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Reference Number NIA_SSEPD_0015
Title LV Connectivity Modelling
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
Scottish Hydro Electric Power Distribution plc (SHEPD)
Award Type Network Innovation Allowance
Funding Source Ofgem
Start Date 01 October 2015
End Date 01 July 2016
Duration 9 months
Total Grant Value £246,000
Industrial Sectors Power
Region Scotland
Programme Network Innovation Allowance
Investigators Principal Investigator Project Contact , Scottish Hydro Electric Power Distribution plc (SHEPD) (99.999%)
  Other Investigator Project Contact , Southern Electric Power Distribution plc (SEPD) (0.001%)
Web Site http://www.smarternetworks.org/project/NIA_SSEPD_0015
Objectives The output of the project is to produce LV connectivity diagrams, using software, for the trial area which is within an acceptable level of accuracy when compared with the manually derived diagram. The project will have been a success if the end conclusions are able to make a justifiable statement that the use of data analytics techniques with the available data are either 1) able to make an accurate LV connectivity model, or 2) not able to make an accurate LV connectivity model.
Abstract As the need for the distribution grid to become more flexible increases due to distributed generation and changes in demand, there is value in DNOs having a more comprehensive end to end map of the Low Voltage (LV) network down to individual consumer premises. This more comprehensive map, or connectivity model, will lead to improvements in customer service. The work involved in investigating all the individual connections and creating a comprehensive model would be manually intensive, and costly in terms of manpower. One potential solution is to create the model in software which removes much of the need for extensive fieldwork and manual interaction with the LV connectivity. As a result, the process can be quicker, less costly and just as accurate. This project explores this methodology. The project is a technical method which will use data analytic techniques, with software from Bit Stew Systems, to align Meter Supply Points, their addresses, with local Substations to produce a connectivity model that can show the link between substation feeders and individual premises.Note : Project Documents may be available via the ENA Smarter Networks Portal using the Website link above
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Added to Database 31/08/18