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Reference Number ENA_10020514
Title NIMBUS - Network Innovation and Meteorology to Build for Sustainability
Status Completed
Energy Categories Other Cross-Cutting Technologies or Research(Energy Models) 25%;
Other Cross-Cutting Technologies or Research(Energy system analysis) 25%;
Other Power and Storage Technologies(Electricity transmission and distribution) 40%;
Other Cross-Cutting Technologies or Research(Environmental, social and economic impacts) 10%;
Research Types Applied Research and Development 100%
Science and Technology Fields PHYSICAL SCIENCES AND MATHEMATICS (Applied Mathematics) 10%;
PHYSICAL SCIENCES AND MATHEMATICS (Computer Science and Informatics) 10%;
ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY (Electrical and Electronic Engineering) 40%;
ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES (Earth Systems and Environmental Sciences) 40%;
UKERC Cross Cutting Characterisation Systems Analysis related to energy R&D (Other Systems Analysis) 50%;
Systems Analysis related to energy R&D (Energy modelling) 50%;
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 £148,435
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 , Scottish and Southern Energy plc (0.000%)
Web Site https://smarter.energynetworks.org/projects/ENA_10020514
Abstract NIMBUS will revolutionise the way detailed meteorological data and models are used in the design and decision-making of electricity assets, through innovative uses of the data and predictive modelling techniques.The project meets the scope:By investigating how novel uses of data and digital platforms can significantly improve network planning, modelling, and forecasting capabilities. NIMBUS will investigate novel ways to use and interpret meteorological data to improve decision-making by focusing on a use-case driven approach and real-world application testing by SSEN.By creating enterprise and business processes to facilitate the flow of data within and between organisations‚Äč. NIMBUS will create processes, using the Open Energy framework, for accessing and understanding meteorological data, thereby demonstrating the increased value of data when it is connected in a federated, decentralised, many-to-many digital system.The experience of Partners is summarised below and detailed in AppendixQ3-2:SSEN Transmission (SSEN-T) is best placed to lead this project because its network extends over some of the UKs most challenging terrain and faces extremes of weather and altitude in the UK. SSEN-T is focused on developing real world solutions to support cost-efficient asset intervention planning and decision making.SSEN Distribution (SSEN-D) faces similar weather and climate related challenges to SSEN-T but has different types of assets to manage, so brings a different network perspective to this project.Icebreaker One, winner of the Modernising Energy Data Access competition, is leading the work developing Open Energy, a service that makes it easy to search, access and securely share energy data.¬†The users of this innovation will initially be energy networks, but the aim is to create solutions that also support other asset industries, such as transport and telecoms. These users have similar needs to the energy networks as they are also managing assets on networks that are exposed to the environment.
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Added to Database 14/10/22