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Reference Number NIA_WWU_051
Title Green City Vision
Status Completed
Energy Categories Other Cross-Cutting Technologies or Research(Energy Models) 10%;
Other Power and Storage Technologies 40%;
Other Cross-Cutting Technologies or Research(Energy Economics) 10%;
Other Cross-Cutting Technologies or Research(Environmental, social and economic impacts) 40%;
Research Types Applied Research and Development 100%
Science and Technology Fields SOCIAL SCIENCES (Town and Country Planning) 10%;
SOCIAL SCIENCES (Politics and International Studies) 10%;
ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY (Mechanical, Aeronautical and Manufacturing Engineering) 60%;
UKERC Cross Cutting Characterisation Systems Analysis related to energy R&D (Energy modelling) 20%;
Systems Analysis related to energy R&D (Other Systems Analysis) 20%;
Sociological economical and environmental impact of energy (Consumer attitudes and behaviour) 40%;
Not Cross-cutting 20%;
Principal Investigator Project Contact
No email address given
Wales and West Utilities
Award Type Network Innovation Allowance
Funding Source Ofgem
Start Date 01 August 2018
End Date 01 July 2019
Duration ENA months
Total Grant Value £150,918
Industrial Sectors Energy
Region Wales
Programme Network Innovation Allowance
Investigators Principal Investigator Project Contact , Wales and West Utilities (99.999%)
  Other Investigator Project Contact , Scottish and Southern Energy plc (0.001%)
Project Contact , Wales and West Utilities (99.999%)
  Industrial Collaborator Project Contact , Wales and West Utilities (0.000%)
Web Site https://smarter.energynetworks.org/projects/NIA_WWU_051
Objectives The project will take a collaborative approach involving a range of stakeholders who will be engaged to provide input in the development of scenarios for a selected city.The WWU Pathfinder 2050 model, which is a simple, user-friendly, and flexible energy model which can be used to allow assessment of energy demands across a specific area on an hourly basis, will be used to assess these scenarios to measure effectiveness against decarbonisation, reliability of supply and cost.The method will include the following steps.Project Definition WorkshopProduce Common Model inputsScenario workshopProduce Scenario Specific InputsLocal City Stakeholder WorkshopReview scenarios and simulate using WWU Pathfinder 2050 modelFinal scenario workshopReport writingDissemination and presentation Location: As part of the project we will identify and select an appropriate city based on it being representative of other cities in the UK. This will ensure replicability of the learning in other geographical areas. Key requirements for the selected city would include: being on the WWU and Scottish & Southern Electricity Networks (SSEN) network; and that it would be capable of implementing a range of technologies. This area should therefore be slightly ahead in terms of the technologies already available, and local stakeholders should already have a good level of understanding of the issues that will be discussed as part of the project. A range of new customer types / behaviours to be considered including: electric and gas vehicles; green gas for entry; use of electric and hybrid heating; and heat networks. Considering the potential for whole system thinking to address constraints, for example: - The potential for storing excess renewable generation by converting to hydrogen and injecting into the gas grid; and - The poential of heat storage to minimise the impact of electrification of heat on the electricity network. A range of new technologies to be considered including hydrogen storage. Use of existing as well as new/alternative WWU models. Report on implications of findings, presentation and recommendation for future developments. The objective is to assess a city, combining all the energy demands (excluding any very large industry that will have a bespoke plan) now and in the future and matching that against low or zero carbon sources. The aim will be to design a 2050 optimised energy solution for the city that minimises the cost to the consumer. The design/designs will be costed at a feasibility level to assess solutions for this goal.The main outcome of the work will assist stakeholders as follows:Wales & West Utilities understand how the gas network will be used in the selected city to indicate the most effective investment strategy for both current and future gas consumers. If representative, this could be replicated across the GB network.ED Network Operators understand how differing solutions may impact on the electricity network, inform their ED2 investment planning and potentially consider a more joined up strategy for energy overall.Local Government to assist with decarbonisation strategies for their city.
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Added to Database 15/12/22