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Reference Number NPG_036_NIA
Title Silent Power II
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
Northern Powergrid (Northeast) Limited
Award Type Network Innovation Allowance
Funding Source Ofgem
Start Date 01 October 2021
End Date 31 March 2023
Duration ENA months
Total Grant Value £320,000
Industrial Sectors Power
Region North East
Investigators Principal Investigator Project Contact , Northern Powergrid (Northeast) Limited (99.999%)
  Other Investigator Project Contact , Northern Powergrid (Yorkshire) plc (0.001%)
  Industrial Collaborator Project Contact , Northern Powergrid (0.000%)
Web Site https://smarter.energynetworks.org/projects/NPG_036_NIA
Objectives The objective of the project is to explore if deploying a unique electrical energy storage system will create a mobile microgrid, absorbing local generation and supporting local demand. We currently have 3x single phase Silent Power vehicles available for operational use in the business and we are collecting data on their usage. The systems are rated at 25kWh and have a 40kVa output. However this project will develop a 3-phase system with larger capacity.  The project is to design a system which can be used as a backup energy source which can be plugged into the 3-phase AC power system. This system is intended to be used to power larger establishments during power outages. The power requirements are significantly higher with respect to the original Silent Night project. The system also will be designed such that it can be charged from an A/C source. Determine whether a 3-phase electrical energy storage system can be safely installed in a standard sized fleet vehicle. Develop and fully test communications, tracking and control systems ensuring compatibility with our current, or modified, operational approach. Determine operational characteristics of such a vehicle Assess carbon footprint, fuel usage, support time, recharge motor utilisation, noise pollution. Assess maintenance regime, battery life. Determine the operating economics of such a vehicle, across the full asset life cycle, and make comparisons with alternative approaches. Assess and make recommendations for broader adoption.
Abstract A entension of the successful Silent Power project, the output of that now in everyday use. This new phase allows the use of the technology with 3 phase connections extending the scope and usefulness of this environmentally beneficial approach to commercial and industrial customers. 
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