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Reference Number ENA_10061242
Title Power Block
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 PHYSICAL SCIENCES AND MATHEMATICS (Computer Science and Informatics) 20%;
ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY (Electrical and Electronic Engineering) 80%;
UKERC Cross Cutting Characterisation Not Cross-cutting 100%
Principal Investigator Project Contact
No email address given
UK Power Networks
Award Type Network Innovation Allowance
Funding Source Ofgem
Start Date 01 April 2023
End Date 01 July 2023
Duration 3 months
Total Grant Value £51,755
Industrial Sectors Power
Region London
Investigators Principal Investigator Project Contact , UK Power Networks (100.000%)
  Industrial Collaborator Project Contact , UK Power Networks (0.000%)
Web Site https://smarter.energynetworks.org/projects/10061242
Abstract "This project aims to address SIF Innovation Challenge 2 ""preparing for a Net Zero power system"" and the project scope ""accessing grid/system support from novel supply and demand side sources"".Commercial buildings have high energy demands that will increase through further electrification. This project aims to develop new flexibility products tailored for commercial buildings that will provide DSOs with access to this untapped source of flexibility and enabling them to decarbonise without the need for significant reinforcement. In line with UK Power Networks RIIO-ED2 ambition to keep costs down by taking a flexibility and energy efficiency first approach and will market test all network needs before considering reinforcement. This will be achieved by:Obtaining granular behind the meter data including asset specific data;Developing predictive AI models that can be assess how to optimise buildings in line with building manager and occupants needs;Defining the level of flexibility available for the DSO; andEnabling loads to be dynamically managed with novel flexibility products and services created.The project team consists of the following partners, including two DNOs with significant number of commercial buildings in their region:UK Power Networks has experience running bi-annual flexibility market tenders since 2017, as described in their Flexibility Services Procurement Statement. they have run several innovative flexibility projects including Optimise Prime, where the potential flexibility available from EV fleets was investigated.Grid Edge have undertaken V2G projects (VIGIL, GreenSCIES) which focused on dynamic curtailment using cloud-based optimisation and control to response to a grid price signal. The same concept will be applied to building assets.Northern PowerGrid is evaluating the value of flexible heat demand as a service to distribution networks and the current and future impact on electricity demand. They have also invited generators of electricity, businesses with high energy demands and electricity supply aggregators to express interest in providing flexibility services to the electricity network operator across its operating area which is a steppingstone in procuring flexibility services.The main users are:Building operators: enabled to use to AI appropriately manage their buildings energy demand, participate in flexibility services while maintain occupant comfort;DSOs: enabled to forecast where flexibility could be used from these predictions and enable access to a novel flexibility from commercial buildings;Building owners and tenants: provided by additional revenue through access to flexibility markets and reduce bills for all consumers."
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Added to Database 18/10/23