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Reference Number SPT2003
Title Flexible Networks for a Low Carbon Future
Status Completed
Energy Categories Other Cross-Cutting Technologies or Research(Energy system analysis) 20%;
Other Power and Storage Technologies(Electricity transmission and distribution) 80%;
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 80%;
Systems Analysis related to energy R&D (Other Systems Analysis) 20%;
Principal Investigator Project Contact
No email address given
SP Energy Networks
Award Type Network Innovation Allowance
Funding Source Ofgem
Start Date 01 January 2012
End Date 01 December 2014
Duration ENA months
Total Grant Value £6,362,000
Industrial Sectors Power
Region Scotland
Investigators Principal Investigator Project Contact , SP Energy Networks (100.000%)
Web Site https://smarter.energynetworks.org/projects/SPT2003
Objectives The project involves enhanced monitoring and analysis in to precisely determine existing performance, and the deployment of novel technology for improved network operation, including flexible control and dynamic rating. To ensure representative and replicable outputs, the project involves three carefully selected trial areas across SP Distribution and SP Manweb, covering various network topology and customer demographics: St Andrews in Scotland, Wrexham in Wales and Whitchurch in England.
Abstract Flexible Networks for a Low Carbon Future aims to create a faster, lower cost, DNO-led solution to increasing the capacity of the network. The proposed solution will facilitate an increasing demand on the electricity network, as customers make the transition to a low carbon economy and increase their dependence on electricity for heating, transport and other applications. The project will also enable future network trends to be identified and managed in a forward looking manner with faster delivery of appropriate and cost-effective solutions. The solution will provide a 20% increase in network capacity through a number of innovative measures. This will create customer benefits enabling more customers to make the transition to new generation and demand technologies. The cost will be 6.4M over three years with a 2.6M investment from Scottish Power. Financially this solution represents a saving of 8.1M against traditional network solutions. The project is ready to start with senior level buy-in and strong project partners and has well staged deliverables including early outputs.
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