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Reference Number ENA_10024879
Title INCENTIVE - Innovative Control and Energy Storage for Ancillary Services in Offshore Wind
Status Completed
Energy Categories Renewable Energy Sources(Wind Energy) 50%;
Other Power and Storage Technologies(Electric power conversion) 10%;
Other Power and Storage Technologies(Electricity transmission and distribution) 10%;
Other Power and Storage Technologies(Energy storage) 30%;
Research Types Applied Research and Development 100%
Science and Technology Fields ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY (Electrical and Electronic Engineering) 100%
UKERC Cross Cutting Characterisation Sociological economical and environmental impact of energy (Technology acceptance) 10%;
Not Cross-cutting 60%;
Sociological economical and environmental impact of energy (Policy and regulation) 20%;
Other (Energy technology information dissemination) 10%;
Principal Investigator Project Contact
No email address given
SSEN Scottish Hydro Electric Transmission
Award Type Network Innovation Allowance
Funding Source Ofgem
Start Date 01 March 2022
End Date 01 May 2022
Duration 2 months
Total Grant Value £136,002
Industrial Sectors Power
Region Scotland
Investigators Principal Investigator Project Contact , SSEN Scottish Hydro Electric Transmission (99.999%)
  Other Investigator Project Contact , National Grid ESO (0.001%)
  Industrial Collaborator Project Contact , National Grid Electricity Transmission (0.000%)
Web Site https://smarter.energynetworks.org/projects/ENA_10024879
Abstract ScopeINCENTIVE will:address the current and future needs for energy provision - Non-synchronous generation is already causing stability issues, and these issues will become more acute in the future. This project will alleviate these issues. INCENTIVE is particularly relevant for power provision but, as heat and transport come to rely more heavily on power, it will also have relevance to those sectors.address future policy, regulatory conditions and market designs - As identified in the BAT-STAT project, these are key barriers for commercial deployment of the innovative technology and novel approaches will be identified, agreed and tested in the project.provide a novel approach to infrastructure investment - INCENTIVE will help to maximise the efficiency in large-scale network upgrades by providing a new alternative to business as usual investments. This will be achieved by creating a commercial framework such that private investors are able to invest in the INCENTIVE solutions, and hence improve network resilience and reliability. Further, with its wide range of partners, the project will be able to inform strategic plans for coordinating the location of assets to deliver the most efficient capital investment.PartnersThe BAT-STAT project identified that in order to make the proposed innovative technology a reality, technical, regulatory, commercial and market innovation is required to happen simultaneously. INCENTIVE therefore necessarily entails cooperation between network companies, generators and technical experts. The partnership brings together leading organisations SSEN-T, National Grid ESO, Strathclyde University, and Carbon Trust (representing the nine OWA developers), supported by Fraser-Nash Consultancy, to deliver this coordinated innovation. Through collaboration, the project aims to coordinate the introduction of a novel disruptive technology and to create simple regulatory, commercial and market frameworks for offshore wind to provide stability services, to the benefit of the whole system and all stakeholders in the energy system. They key outputs of the Discovery phase will be business case justifications, regulatory models and commercial models for INCENTIVE solutions, and a technical scope of work for the Alpha and Beta phases. For partner and sub-contractor details see Appendix Q3-2.UsersThe INCENTIVE solutions will apply to: network owners will use the solutions to facilitate stable connection of offshore wind farms to their networks; System Operators will use the solutions to provide stability services to the onshore grid; and generators (offshore wind farms) will use the assets to reduce curtailment and increase renewable power export to the grid.

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