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Projects: Projects for Investigator
Reference Number CNT1002
Title Hook Norton Low Carbon Community Smart Grid
Status Completed
Energy Categories Renewable Energy Sources(Wind Energy) 10%;
Energy Efficiency(Residential and commercial) 50%;
Other Cross-Cutting Technologies or Research(Environmental, social and economic impacts) 40%;
Research Types Applied Research and Development 100%
Science and Technology Fields ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY (Electrical and Electronic Engineering) 100%
UKERC Cross Cutting Characterisation Other (Energy technology information dissemination) 40%;
Sociological economical and environmental impact of energy (Consumer attitudes and behaviour) 30%;
Sociological economical and environmental impact of energy (Technology acceptance) 30%;
Principal Investigator Project Contact
No email address given
National Grid plc
Award Type Network Innovation Allowance
Funding Source Ofgem
Start Date 01 February 2012
End Date 01 October 2013
Duration ENA months
Total Grant Value £344,000
Industrial Sectors Power
Region London
Investigators Principal Investigator Project Contact , National Grid plc (100.000%)
Web Site https://smarter.energynetworks.org/projects/CNT1002
Objectives This project aims: To develop and explore customer engagement and incentive programmes. This aspect will include a small scale domestic demand response trial To develop community data measurement and display capabilities (e.g. to ascertain the total electricity consumption of the village by installing measurement devices at various locations. Subsequently, to provide this and other relevant information back to the local community via a web portal/customer interface (which if successful, could then be used for other villages) To deploy Power Line Communications (PLC) technology at scale within the Low Voltage (LV) network, illustrating its potential capabilities for enabling smart grid end point measurement and data aggregation To test and compare a variety of off the shelf asset monitoring solutions for HV/LV pole-mounted and ground-mounted substations. The quality of the products will be assessed, alongside the installation methods To test and demonstrate a miniature smart grid telecommunications network (with multiple technologies) that will enable both local and remote network visibility To explore the changes that could be made to a network control system for enabling simple forms of LV network monitoring and management.
Abstract Hook Norton is a dynamic rural community in Oxfordshire with around 2,500 residents and 800 properties. Last year, the village was awarded 400k from DECCs Low Carbon Communities programme to help its residents decarbonise. Thanks to the Hook Norton Low Carbon group and the limited company which they have set up, the money has been spent on a variety of different projects which, over time, will return money back into the community. Initiatives undertaken to date include home retrofits (5 to 40k interest free loans), a school makeover (including a 17.5kW PV installation) and a small automatic metering deployment. Plans are now underway to obtain planning consent and funding for a community wind turbine (330kW) to the North East of the village. Hook Norton, like many rural villages represents a unique challenge when it comes to carbon reduction because success can only be achieved via a high level of engagement with the local community. Given the fantastic work that has already gone on in Hook Norton, Central Networks aims to develop a range of tools and techniques that can be used to support the low carbon transition within rural communities.
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