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Reference Number NIA_SPEN0017
Title Secondary Communications Phase 2 - Consultancy Engagement
Status Completed
Energy Categories Other Power and Storage Technologies(Electricity transmission and distribution) 100%;
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
No email address given
SP Energy Networks
Award Type Network Innovation Allowance
Funding Source Ofgem
Start Date 01 January 2017
End Date 01 January 2018
Duration 12 months
Total Grant Value £120,000
Industrial Sectors Power
Region Scotland
Programme Network Innovation Allowance
Investigators Principal Investigator Project Contact , SP Energy Networks (99.999%)
  Other Investigator Project Contact , ScottishPower Manweb plc (0.001%)
Web Site http://www.smarternetworks.org/project/NIA_SPEN0017
Objectives The project will have three deliverables: 1) Analysis documents for Smart Grid Communication requirements2) Draft Costing proposal for network Trials3) Costed and specified Implementation proposal for the communication system. This will also be useful for other electricity licensees The delivery of the above objectives, within budget and within agreed timelines, as is reasonable depending on the knowledge at this stage of the development phase. The project will be managed within SPEN applying due diligence and best practices where appropriate. The staged outcomes will include reports and specifications available for other licensees. A clear follow up strategy should be defined as part of the delivery
Abstract This is Phase two of a research and development project, looking to investigate a future-proofed communications network for secondary automation on the distribution network. It will determine a number of external influencing factors which will affect the requirements for the communications network. The project will analyse various aspects of the requirements of the future network of the Smart grid, and its comparison to what is required for Secondary automation; it will look at the communications requirements, protocols and their backward compatibility, and various telemetry systems. Additionally, it will identify the scope and parameters of the future trials, which will be carried out as part of a future phase.Note : Project Documents may be available via the ENA Smarter Networks Portal using the Website link above
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Added to Database 11/12/18