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Reference Number NIA_UKPN0035
Title Network Vision
Status Completed
Energy Categories Other Cross-Cutting Technologies or Research(Energy system analysis) 20%;
Other Power and Storage Technologies(Electricity transmission and distribution) 60%;
Other Cross-Cutting Technologies or Research(Other Supporting Data) 20%;
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 50%;
Other (Energy technology information dissemination) 50%;
Principal Investigator Project Contact
No email address given
UK Power Networks
Award Type Network Innovation Allowance
Funding Source Ofgem
Start Date 01 May 2018
End Date 01 September 2020
Duration ENA months
Total Grant Value £975,800
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_UKPN0035
Objectives We aim to develop a scalable network Outage Planning Tracking Tool (OPTT) that will have a customer-facing web portal to provide information about generation customer curtailments and shutdowns to our customers, and will provide an interface for our customers to engage with our Outage Planners. We aim to conduct a procurement exercise to identify a suitable software supplier, work with the software supplier to design the tool, and provide support in its implementation and integration within UK Power Networks IS ecosystem. We will test the tool both for functionality but also for user experience prior to implementation and integration. The project will demonstrate the benefits of the OPTT across the entire range of business-as-usual outage planning activities in the EPN licence area. The scope of this project will be to initially design the architecture of the solution through intensive stakeholder feedback, then commission and trial the solution in the EPN licence area. Following the demonstration trial, UK Power Networks will make an assessment to decide whether or not to invest further to transition the technology to Business as Usual.In spring 2020, this project was extended four months following a combination of software issues and unforeseen outage planning complexities. The objectives of the project are to develop: a first-of-its-kind interactive OPTT that can be scaled across all GB DNO licence areas; and a planning and tracking tool that will allow GB DNOs to plan outages on the distribution network at the lowest cost possible across multiple programmes (capex deployment, I&M) whilst taking into account DER input.
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