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Reference Number NIA_ENWL017
Title Electricity and heat
Status Completed
Energy Categories ENERGY EFFICIENCY(Residential and commercial) 50%;
OTHER POWER and STORAGE TECHNOLOGIES(Electricity transmission and distribution) 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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Electricity North West Limited
Award Type Network Innovation Allowance
Funding Source ENA Smarter Networks
Start Date 01 July 2016
End Date 01 July 2018
Duration 24 months
Total Grant Value £545,000
Industrial Sectors Power
Region North West
Programme Network Innovation Allowance
 
Investigators Principal Investigator Project Contact , Electricity North West Limited (100.000%)
Web Site http://www.smarternetworks.org/project/NIA_ENWL017
Objectives This project has 4 primary objectives. 1. A trial installation to assess impact and opportunities for a GB DNO. 2. To determine the capability of the technology to assist in overall energy management. 3. To quantify the impact on metered energy consumption at the trial site. 4. To investigate the impact on timing of energy consumption at the trial site. Achieving these objectives will support network operators in releasing network capacity for use by customers, particularly in areas of high and increasing demand. This project will be considered a success upon1. A trial site being identified2. The trial site being adapted such that sufficient monitoring and data is available to quantify potential cost and benefits3. Production and publication of a report to disseminate the findings.
Abstract Electricity demand will increase and change both through the adoption of low carbon technologies and general load growth; including the increased deployment of air conditioning. As traditional reinforcement to accommodate this load could be costly and disruptive, new and innovative solutions are being sought. Air conditioning systems tend to release a significant amount of heat as a by-product which is currently a wasted resource. This project will investigate the feasibility of utilising the heat currently wasted to both improve overall energy efficiency (reducing electrical demand) and allow the electrical demand to be managed. The project will be a mixture of research and development and will investigate how an innovative way of managing energy holistically can derive benefit for a Distribution Network Operator and their customers. The project will be split into the following phases Phase 1. Feasibility study that identifies and undertakes a detailed review of a trial site producing waste heat to investigate how the heat could be used to reduce and shift the overall energy requirements of the site. This phase will include the broad outline concept design, costing and potential benefits. Phase 2. Design and budget for installation of one unit at the trial site. Phase 3. Build, install, monitor and analyse the system operation at the trial site. Phase 4: Dissemination of learning.Note : Project Documents may be available via the ENA Smarter Networks Portal using the Website link above
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Final Report (none)
Added to Database 14/08/18