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Reference Number UKPNT1001
Title Demonstrating the Benefits of Short-term Discharge Energy Storage on an 11kV Distribution Network
Status Completed
Energy Categories Other Power and Storage Technologies(Electricity transmission and distribution) 10%;
Other Power and Storage Technologies(Energy storage) 90%;
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 March 2011
End Date 01 February 2014
Duration ENA months
Total Grant Value £225,000
Industrial Sectors Power
Region London
Investigators Principal Investigator Project Contact , UK Power Networks (100.000%)
Web Site https://smarter.energynetworks.org/projects/UKPNT1001
Objectives The objectives of this project are to: Perform validation of the storage devices capabilities with respect to data sheet performance, when installed on a real network. Specifically, the efficiency of the device will be measuredDemonstrate load-shifting within the limits of the device capability (200kWh, 1 hour discharge duration)Understand the extent to which these interventions could be scaled up to manage larger quantities of demand or generationValidate a number of existing use-cases which have been proposed and simulated, rank their usefulness and understand their relative value to the DNO and to an intermittent generatorUnderstand the potential lifetime of the deviceEmbed the learning into a design tool for network planners, and into dissemination material for the GB DNO communityPropose next steps. Equipment and commissioning costs have already been provisioned and are out-of-scope of this project.
Abstract Electrical storage offers one means to manage intermittent demand and intermittent generation on a distribution network within existing network constraints, principally thermal capacity. UK Power Networks has previously explored with Durham University and ABB the benefits that storage can offer in managing intermittent generation. As a result, UK Power Networks purchased a Li-Ion storage device which was commissioned in April 2011. This project will take the existing results from network simulations and validate them by running progressive experiments on the storage device itself, throughout a number of seasonal, load and generation output variations on the network.
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