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Reference Number ENA_10025653
Title Asset Reuse and Recovery Collaboration (ARRC)
Status Completed
Energy Categories Other Power and Storage Technologies(Electricity transmission and distribution) 50%;
Other Cross-Cutting Technologies or Research(Environmental, social and economic impacts) 50%;
Research Types Applied Research and Development 100%
Science and Technology Fields ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY (Electrical and Electronic Engineering) 100%
UKERC Cross Cutting Characterisation Sociological economical and environmental impact of energy (Environmental dimensions) 100%
Principal Investigator Project Contact
No email address given
SPEN - SP Transmission Plc
Award Type Network Innovation Allowance
Funding Source Ofgem
Start Date 01 March 2022
End Date 01 May 2022
Duration 2 months
Total Grant Value £99,279
Industrial Sectors Power
Region Scotland
Investigators Principal Investigator Project Contact , SPEN - SP Transmission Plc (100.000%)
  Industrial Collaborator Project Contact , Scottish and Southern Energy plc (0.000%)
Project Contact , SP Energy Networks (0.000%)
Project Contact , National Grid Electricity Transmission (0.000%)
Web Site https://smarter.energynetworks.org/projects/ENA_10025653
Abstract Our Discovery project will : Evaluate the environmental and cost impacts of both high value and high volume assets across electricity generation, transmission and distribution, consider current procurement, commissioning, use, and disposal practices. Evaluate the applicability of different methodologies/ techniques for extending asset life using circular economy principles. Recommend aligned assets which have the identified potential to extend asset life for experimental testing in an Alpha phase.This will reduce duplication and improve coordination around three competition themes: Evaluating the costs and opportunities of repurposing or decommissioning existing assets Our project focuses on the barriers, costs, and opportunities for assets to be repurposed, repaired, refurbished, remanufactured, or decommissioned. Future policy and regulatory conditions as well as market designs to support whole systems approaches. Regulatory commitments and government policy focus on achieving net-zero carbon at least cost. Reducing carbon across the whole life of infrastructure assets will be essential in achieving this. Utilisation of data and development of new approaches which harness greater value from data across organisations. This project will develop strategies for the digital mapping of assets, failure points, and circular opportunities. It will also lead to shared tools to potentially facilitate exchange mechanisms within the wider energy sector.Our project partners provides the necessary direct access to the wider energy and international markets: This project brings together transmission and distribution network operators, and electricity generation companies, namely SP Transmission, SSE Transmission, SP Distribution and SP Renewables. These core project partners will be the initial users of the innovation, implementing the identified opportunities for extending the life of assets and providing a clear route to market.Frazer-Nash consultancy are the expert delivery partner. Frazer-Nash is a leading systems and engineering technology company with extensive expertise in energy infrastructure asset management.BEAMA (the UK trade association for manufacturers and providers of energy infrastructure technologies and systems) are the final partner, providing expertise on the design and manufacture of assets.This is the first UK user-led innovation to apply Circular Economy principles in the Energy Sector: NG Transmission and Network Rail will also be key contributors to the project and have been engaged in the proposal development phase. These organisations have been identified due to similar value chains, electrical infrastructure, and assets; each of them are providing significant in-kind support to de-risk the delivery. This collaboration will make it easier to innovate and accelerate identified solutions into BAU.
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Added to Database 14/10/22