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Reference Number ENA_10061245
Title WARN (Weather Alerts and Risk analysis for Network operators)
Status Completed
Energy Categories Other Cross-Cutting Technologies or Research(Energy Models) 25%;
Other Power and Storage Technologies(Electricity transmission and distribution) 50%;
Other Cross-Cutting Technologies or Research(Environmental, social and economic impacts) 25%;
Research Types Applied Research and Development 100%
Science and Technology Fields PHYSICAL SCIENCES AND MATHEMATICS (Applied Mathematics) 25%;
ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY (Electrical and Electronic Engineering) 70%;
ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES (Earth Systems and Environmental Sciences) 5%;
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 £121,830
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/10061245
Abstract "WARN aims to address Challenge 3: Improving energy system resilience and robustness. Over the past few years extreme weather events have become more common and this has a direct impact on customers and the network given the direct relationship to faults and failures. WARN will provide better decision making and planning to mitigate against and reduce the impacts from these events. The WARN project will develop and test an integrated digital solution that monitors weather and climate-related asset vulnerabilities. This will enable DNOs to make decisions that will improve the robustness and resilience of their networks and operations in the face of weather shocks and future climate change.WARN will require UK Power Networks to delve deep into the data they have and understand how they can use the innovation to improve their processes and decision making. Understanding how - and if - the weather impacts different aspects of the network is still unproven using real time data. The project will therefore focus first on using advanced statistical methods to identify relationships in past weather and UK Power Networks network data. These will establish how weather variables combine to cause faults and induce slow onset performance risks, and the thresholds at which these emerge. This insight will then provide the basis for improved monitoring and alerting over three time periods:Short-term (up to seven days)Seasonal (e.g., upcoming winter)Long-term (climate impacts on problematic weather conditions)WARN has two key project partners:The Institute for Environmental Analytics: an applied R&D centre specialising in modelling the impacts of weather and climate on the energy sector. WARN will build on an existing IEA proof-of-concept already demonstrated in the energy context in Columbia and on pre-existing software libraries and weather data pipelines used within a commercial weather monitoring platform.UK Power Networks: distribution network operator and the end user of the innovation. They will utilise the integrated solution developed by the IEA to better understand how the weather and climate will impact their assets and operations.If the project moves to Alpha Phase, SSEN have shown interest to be involved. DNOs and stakeholders involved in the planning of network operations and assets are the primary users of WARN and they are actively involved in the Discovery Phase to ensure the solution meets their needs."
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Added to Database 01/11/23