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Reference Number ENA_10061033
Title Whole Energy System Resilience Vulnerability Assessment (WELLNESS)
Status Completed
Energy Categories Other Cross-Cutting Technologies or Research(Energy Models) 20%;
Other Power and Storage Technologies(Electricity transmission and distribution) 80%;
Research Types Applied Research and Development 100%
Science and Technology Fields SOCIAL SCIENCES (Business and Management Studies) 10%;
PHYSICAL SCIENCES AND MATHEMATICS (Computer Science and Informatics) 20%;
ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY (Electrical and Electronic Engineering) 70%;
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 April 2023
End Date 01 July 2023
Duration 3 months
Total Grant Value £160,642
Industrial Sectors Power
Region London
Investigators Principal Investigator Project Contact , National Grid Electricity Transmission (100.000%)
  Other Investigator Project Contact , National Grid Electricity Transmission (100.000%)
  Industrial Collaborator Project Contact , National Grid plc (0.000%)
Project Contact , Electricity North West Limited (0.000%)
Project Contact , UK Power Networks (0.000%)
Project Contact , National Grid Electricity Transmission (0.000%)
Web Site https://smarter.energynetworks.org/projects/10061033
Abstract "WELLNESS will provide core evidence and a consistent approach to develop resilience standards that inform whole energy decision making, which capture multi-energy flexibility, to create a cost-effective and consistent UK resilience strategy.This proposal will build on the resilience assessment framework developed in the ""Forward Resilience Measures"" NIA project The framework provides mechanisms to consistently identify, using state-of-the-art statistical approaches, conditions that cause the most extreme impacts on the transmission network. However, the framework is missing the latest resilience modelling innovations. More importantly, it disregards flexibility from the multi-energy technologies that are emerging in the distribution network. These flexible resources can offer a cost-effective measure against the more extreme network impacts.WELLNESS brings together a team of experts with complementary skills to deliver the following strategic innovations:Investigate whole system application of demand side flexibility to support transmission and distribution networks. This will be led by NGET and ENWL who have vast experience operating transmission and distribution networks, deploying the latest innovation, in the face of extreme events such as Storm Arwen.Explore effective applications of flexibility (e.g., from EVs, mobile generators and storage and multi-energy sources) to support network operation. These activities will be led by ICL, which has vast experience in multi-energy flexibility modelling, and developing evidence to support regulation.Assess requirements to embed existing and emerging resilience measures into whole system decision making (operation and planning). UoM, building on their expertise on network decision making studies (operation and investment) and relevant requirements, will lead this task.Explore, considering stakeholder inputs, the importance of the latest resilience modelling innovations, e.g., enhanced fragility curves, cascading impact modelling coupled with machine learning, detailed restoration practices, etc. UCY will lead this activity based on their world leading expertise on resilience modelling, including proposal of relevant metrics.Quantify based on formal CBA, and different use cases, the economic benefits that proper resilience standards can bring to GB (e.g., resilience-informed investments). The task will be led by ARUP which specialises in business cases and CBA, and has experience shaping practice and sharing learning to support resilience best practice.Our outputs will inform the Alpha phase, where the most attractive use cases will be identified for a practical demonstration in the Beta phase. Ultimately, the findings of WELLNESS will be critical for network operators and Ofgem."
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Added to Database 01/11/23