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Projects: Projects for Investigator
Reference Number NIA2_NGESO040
Status Completed
Energy Categories Other Power and Storage Technologies(Electric power conversion) 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 plc
Award Type Network Innovation Allowance
Funding Source Ofgem
Start Date 01 March 2023
End Date 29 February 2024
Duration ENA months
Total Grant Value £150,000
Industrial Sectors Power
Region London
Programme Network Innovation Allowance
Investigators Principal Investigator Project Contact , National Grid plc (100.000%)
  Industrial Collaborator Project Contact , National Grid plc (0.000%)
Web Site https://smarter.energynetworks.org/projects/NIA2_NGESO040
Objectives "The original DETECTS project developed a prototype system (TRL: 6) for the analysis of stability in the South East Coast. This included existing commercial software already in use within the ESO (PSCAD), software independently written by Transmission Excellence prior to the original DETECTS project (TXSims), a PSCAD model of the GB grid independently created by Transmission Excellence, and “black box” models obtained and integrated by Transmission Excellence as part of the original DETECTS project. DETCTS II will take this system to the pilot demonstration stage (TRL: 7), with the software and model being licenced to the ESO and training provided to employees to use the integrated analysis system prototyped by the original DETECTS project. This Method combines both commercial aspects (e.g. licencing of software and models) and technical aspects (e.g. the use of the integrated software and model to analyse the South East Coast as part of actual planning and operation of the transmission system). In line with the ENAs ENIP document, the risk rating is scored Low: TRL Steps = 1 (TRL change 1)Cost = 1 (<£500k) Suppliers = 1 (1 Supplier) Data Assumptions = 1 Total =4 (Low) " "The work is to comprise: Licensing of software and model.Setup of software and model on ESO computer.Training of ESO employees to use the model of the South East Coast.Use of the model to determine stability limits of South East Coast; includes ongoing technical support by Transmission Excellence. " "The objectives of this project are to:Deliver practical tools for the application of advanced grid modelling for system operations.Validate the stability limits in the South East Coast by utilising suitable high-fidelity models of converters and applying EMT based analysis.Deliver training and support to the ESO in the use of the advanced modelling tools developed. "
Abstract Across the GB grid, more power is being contributed by wind turbines, solar farms and HVDC links, and this increase is expected to continue as we transition to a zero-carbon energy system. At present, all of these power sources use grid-following converters. The original DETECTS project confirmed that the proliferation of grid-following converters in the South East Coast part of the GB grid, revealed limitations in the ESOs existing software tools to calculate accurate stability limits. The ESO requires a suitable method for calculating stability limits to ensure security of power supplies from the grid is to be maintained.
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Added to Database 01/11/23