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Reference Number NIA_UKPN0033
Title TransPower
Status Completed
Energy Categories Energy Efficiency(Transport) 50%;
Other Power and Storage Technologies(Electricity transmission and distribution) 50%;
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 2018
End Date 01 July 2022
Duration ENA months
Total Grant Value £2,143,717
Industrial Sectors Power
Region London
Programme Network Innovation Allowance
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/NIA_UKPN0033
Objectives This project explores V2G technology as one smart solution capable of reducing reinforcement costs due to electric vehicle (EV) uptake. UK Power Networks is evaluating the technical, commercial and customer proposition of V2G technology to the distribution network. This project will investigate network impact and flexibility services for several different vehicle customer segments from domestic, to commercial and public charging through demonstrator trials and collaborative research and development. The scope for this project is focused on UK Power Networks activities contributing to several Innovate UK (IUK) V2G competition projects. The innovative trials will only evaluate the case for V2G equipment connected on our distribution networks for the above listed projects and will not be responsible for the connection of this equipment to the network. A major challenge identified throughout the project to date is the complexity of the current V2G connections process. To develop a more fit for purpose approach, we have increased the project budget to fund the development and trial of a data-driven process to automate the assessment of domestic V2G connections. If successful, this initiative will make V2G more accessible for domestic consumers and can be expanded to include all types of low carbon technologies. This aligns with the original objective of the project, which was to understand and prepare the business for sources of flexibility such as V2G. Additionally. the duration of the project has been extended to account for delays to customer recruitment and installation of charge points due to COVID-19.   A greater understanding and use of mobile battery assets (vehicles) has the potential to defer network reinforcement and support network resilience, facilitating the connection of additional loads and low carbon technologies. It is estimated that the benefits of V2G could deliver in the order of £450 per vehicle (customer benefit) annually based on existing whole system flexibility markets. The project will carry out tests on existing and new flexibility services with the aim of being able to procure similar services under business as usual after the project.
Abstract This project intends to encompass the necessary work to understand the value and further prepare the business for sources of network flexibility such as V2G.
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Added to Database 02/11/22