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Reference Number ENA_10027601
Title SCADENT - Super Conductor Applications for Dense Energy Transmission
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
National Grid Electricity 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 £148,437
Industrial Sectors Power
Region London
Investigators Principal Investigator Project Contact , National Grid Electricity Transmission (99.998%)
  Other Investigator Project Contact , National Grid Electricity Transmission (99.998%)
Project Contact , UKPN London Power Networks plc (0.001%)
Project Contact , Western Power Distribution (WPD) - West Midlands (0.001%)
  Industrial Collaborator Project Contact , SP Energy Networks (0.000%)
Web Site https://smarter.energynetworks.org/projects/ENA_10027601
Abstract Summary: This Discovery Phase project, led by National Grid ET (NGET), will develop an understanding of the barriers, opportunities, and benefits of modernising existing electricity infrastructure by replacing conventional cables with High Temperature Superconductor (HTS) cables.This will help meet the anticipated increase in demand for electricity, especially in highly populated urban areas, that will result from a shift towards electrification for heat and transport. The project will aim at investigating and developing a technology that will allow more rapid progress to be made towards decarbonisation whilst minimising costs and disruption to local consumers.Scope: Our project will investigate a number of key questions:Evaluation of the costs and benefits of using HTS cabling for urban electricity networks for consumers and stakeholders.Modelling the impact on other parts of the network infrastructure, such as potential replacement of existing high voltage substations with a medium voltage (MV) option.Assessing the benefits and technical issues of using HTS technology to provide additional capacity for 132kV applications. As a 132kV HTS system has higher capacity than a 400kV conventional option, these applications cover the majority of power delivery requirements in future cities.Opportunity to develop standardised designs and installation techniques for HTS technology to address current high installation costs. Standardisation is one of the most effective ways in helping network operators deliver power where it is needed in the most efficient way.Results: The key results for the Discovery Phase would be a detailed suite of reports, and a technology roadmap identifying key opportunities, barriers, and further work required to mainstream HTS cabling solutions.
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Added to Database 14/10/22