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Projects: Projects for Investigator
Reference Number ENA_10061338
Title Indus
Status Completed
Energy Categories Other Power and Storage Technologies(Electricity transmission and distribution) 80%;
Energy Efficiency(Industry) 20%;
Research Types Applied Research and Development 100%
Science and Technology Fields ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY (Electrical and Electronic Engineering) 50%;
ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY (Architecture and the Built Environment) 50%;
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 £171,417
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/10061338
Abstract "Indus addresses Challenge 4: Accelerating decarbonisation of major energy demands. The project will demonstrate an innovative approach to facilitating decarbonisation of heat and energy for mid-sized industrial dispersed sites. It will do this by developing a commercial model to integrate multiple, diverse energy-intense manufacturing operations in grid-optimised industrial parks; procuring efficient and flexible energy infrastructure to form a local cluster.This project requires strong network innovation as it brings multiple parties together to collaborate to embed new technologies, systems, and business models. The deployment of onsite generation and flexibility services impacts the network and its assets and therefore for this project, UK Power Networks will need to challenge their existing processes and work collaboratively with partners to develop new mechanisms that work for decarbonising manufacturing hubs. The process for developing an industrial park will be re-designed to start with energy infrastructure and net zero considerations first. Developing zero-carbon manufacturing hubs at identified locations will stimulate investment at other similar sites.The Indus project draws on the experience of the current portfolio of national industrial cluster decarbonisation projects to develop an exemplar zero-carbon industrial hub in Peterborough. The developed commercial business model for industrial park development will be operationalised to demonstrate how the consolidation of industrial heat demands with flexibility, demand response, and storage services can minimise investment requirements for network operators and contribute to efficient grid operations.UK Power Networks will lead the bid, supplying relevant data, engineering expertise, and advising on network regulatory compliance in the design process. The pre-existing industry clusters (Black Country and South Wales) are both engaged in this project to leverage their learnings and operational expertise. They will be joined by a global energy services company to support asset procurement. The consortium will be governed by Camirus who are leaders in managing complex projects at the forefront of innovation and market development. Peterborough Council will assist in site procurement and advise on socio-economic benefits for the community. The Discovery phase will include the identification of a suitable commercial development partner, who would become part of the project for the alpha and beta phases.The intended users of this project are future operators and developers of industrial hubs and activities. It will offer a more robust approach to industrial development where energy is a critical input to business operations and ensure network companies are seen as facilitators rather than barriers to the net zero transition."
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Added to Database 01/11/23