Projects: Projects for Investigator
Reference Number SSET1008
Title Low Voltage (LV) Network Connected Energy Storage
Status Completed
Energy Categories Other Power and Storage Technologies(Electricity transmission and distribution) 50%;
Other Power and Storage Technologies(Energy storage) 50%;
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
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Scottish and Southern Energy plc
Award Type Network Innovation Allowance
Funding Source Ofgem
Start Date 01 January 2012
End Date 01 March 2014
Duration ENA months
Total Grant Value £310,000
Industrial Sectors Power
Region Scotland
Investigators Principal Investigator Project Contact , Scottish and Southern Energy plc (100.000%)
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Objectives Southern Electric Power Distribution will monitor, model and analyse the operation of the ESS to understand the technical solutions that this technology can provide to the low voltage network. Shadow cable limits will be applied and will not pose any risk to the security of supply. The data and learning obtained will feed directly into the Tier 2 project to support the large rollout of this technology. In addition the following objectives have been established: Prove the batteries and power conversion units can operate as intended on an LV network in GB and have a tangible benefit electricallyInform the establishment of the economic threshold for this technologyValidate the technical specification to inform and de-risk the tendering exercise for the Tier 2 projectDefine, test and prove the communications and the associated data transfer requirements for this small trial and inform that required for a larger arrayInform the safety case and the operational procedures including installation, maintenance and operational work on a network with storage connected (faults, protection. live working, safety procedures etc)Inform decisions regarding the physical location of storage devices given public perception and acceptance.
Abstract Southern Electric Power Distribution seek to understand the potential benefits, practicalities and costs of installing Electrical Energy Storage (ESS) connected via 4 quadrant Power Conversion Systems (PCS) on the Low Voltage (LV) network. The main objective is to inform and de-risk the larger scale deployment of street batteries as detailed in the New Thames Valley Vision Tier 2 project. The ESS units with associated PCS have the potential to aid power quality, to manage reactive power flows and to reduce the peak demand / peak generation real power flows, through peak lopping. This has the potential to delay or reduce the need for traditional network reinforcement, thereby preventing the local DNO network from becoming a barrier to the deployment of low carbon technologies. In order to understand the operation of an ESS with relevant low carbon technologies such as solar PV and Electric Vehicles (EVs), Southern Electric Power Distribution has identified a site with established solar generation and electric vehicle charging points. Southern Electric Power Distribution is proposing to install 3 single phase 25 kW / 25 kWh lithium-ion batteries at this strategic location on the LV network.
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