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Reference Number ENA_10061355
Title Trinity
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
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 £149,770
Industrial Sectors Power
Region London
Investigators Principal Investigator Project Contact , UK Power Networks (99.999%)
  Other Investigator Project Contact , Eastern Power Networks plc (0.001%)
  Industrial Collaborator Project Contact , UK Power Networks (0.000%)
Web Site https://smarter.energynetworks.org/projects/10061355
Abstract "Trinity aims to address Challenge 3: Improving energy system resilience and robustness through the implementation and testing of control room simulation environments.The pace of change for distribution level networks and markets is rapid -- the world in which DNOs operate is changing quickly and frequently. Maintaining this pace without a robust parallel control environment to enable this will only exacerbate the challenge. The rapid scaling of data volumes, control points and failure modes cannot be accommodated in a BAU environment without considerable risk. DNOs require the agility to test, learn and develop solutions in collaboration with distributed energy resource (DER) owners in a safe virtualised world to ensure the network is optimised and can handle any detrimental scenarios. They also need the capability to simulate future scenarios in safe, reliable environments that are representative of real-world network conditions, without risk of impact on the live production control system. This will also enable learning of how control engineers will interact with new technological solutions and respond to adverse network conditions.Trinity has three key project partners:GE - Developer of ADMS (PowerOn), a fully integrated, advanced network management solution that completely automates real-time management, monitoring, and control of electrical distribution networks. Trinity will build upon existing GE proof-of-concepts utilising UK Power Networks expertise and data. They will provide expertise, environments for development, integration, and testing throughout the project.UK Power Networks - DNO serving 8.4m homes and businesses across three distribution network areas and an end user of the integrated simulator. Will provide expertise, users, environments and data for development, integration, and testing. Embedding the project team alongside control room, and control systems and automation staff will ensure any solution meets user needs and can be practically implemented and scaled.PNDC - Energy systems research, test and demonstration environment that concentrates on three primary research areas to enable the delivery of whole energy system solutions. Their core Control Room of the Future research programme is focused on developing the digital control room of the future to meet the UKs net zero energy targets. The vision for the focus area is to have a demonstrator of an intelligent and interoperable control room available for use by all DNOs.SSEN have declared an interest in being involved if the project moves beyond the Discovery Phase and would introduce a complementary perspective and requirements of another DNO."
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Added to Database 01/11/23