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Reference Number SSET1005
Title Low Voltage Network Modelling and Analysis Environment
Status Completed
Energy Categories Other Cross-Cutting Technologies or Research(Energy Models) 80%;
Other Power and Storage Technologies(Electricity transmission and distribution) 20%;
Research Types Applied Research and Development 100%
Science and Technology Fields ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY (Electrical and Electronic Engineering) 100%
UKERC Cross Cutting Characterisation Systems Analysis related to energy R&D (Energy modelling) 100%
Principal Investigator Project Contact
No email address given
Scottish and Southern Energy plc
Award Type Network Innovation Allowance
Funding Source Ofgem
Start Date 01 June 2011
End Date 01 October 2012
Duration ENA months
Total Grant Value £320,000
Industrial Sectors Power
Region Scotland
Investigators Principal Investigator Project Contact , Scottish and Southern Energy plc (100.000%)
Web Site https://smarter.energynetworks.org/projects/SSET1005
Objectives This Tier 1 project will aim to identify, test, demonstrate and evaluate a low carbon network modelling environment, for a selected small sub-set of HV/LV networks in GB. This project will in addition aim to answer the key questions relating to modelling and analysis: What suitable power analysis tools currently exist?How can a DNO gain visibility of low carbon technologies being deployed which will affect the LV network? Using Distributed Generation (DG) and load profiles, can an integrated geographical information system and network analysis tool identify network reinforcement requirements? Will more accurate modelling and analysis of the network provide a sufficient assessment of the impact that DG has on the HV/ LV networks? Can this new modelling environment help identify optimum load-related capex requirements In addition to providing a useful methodology to DNOs, this project will also provide a foundation for SEPDs New Thames Valley Vision and provide learning to other LCNF Tier 2 submissions.
Abstract The low carbon future will require fundamental change across the entire energy industry and its value chain. The anticipated changes in demand levels and load profiles will trigger challenges on the networks including voltage and thermal constraints. This will cause problems on the High Voltage/Low Voltage (HV/LV) network unless we can introduce solutions which are safe and able to be deployed quickly and sustainably to deliver more capacity on the network.
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