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Projects: Projects for Investigator
Reference Number NIA_NPG_005
Title Activating Community Engagement (ACE)
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
Northern Powergrid
Award Type Network Innovation Allowance
Funding Source Ofgem
Start Date 01 April 2015
End Date 31 January 2018
Duration 34 months
Total Grant Value £1,750,000
Industrial Sectors Power
Region Yorkshire & Humberside
Programme Energy Storage and Demand Response
Investigators Principal Investigator Project Contact , Northern Powergrid (100.000%)
Web Site http://www.smarternetworks.org/Project/NIA_NPG_005
The primary objective is to incentivise a wide range of residential customers to become engaged in sufficient numbers within specific geographic areas to deliver a large enough DSR response to defer network reinforcement.
The secondary objective is to develop a tool for designers to predict the residential DSR potential in an area with sufficient confidence to know whether this is a strong enough case to consider deploying The GenGame as an alternative to reinforcement.
Success Criteria
  • Cost effective (cost compared to traditional reinforcement);
  • Easy to promote and recruit (based upon speed and effort of recruitment);
  • Quick deployment (ease of registration, equipment deployment and set-up);
  • Reliable (size of loads offered and limited use of the override facility);
  • Sustainable (test for sustained engagement over a 2 year period);
  • Targeted and Predictable (statistically robust analysis of response over a range of demographics to obtain the data required todevelop predictive planning and design tools).
Abstract The scope of the project is to scale up and trial the GenGame direct control DSR product for residential customers, to run a feasibility trial for up to one year to test and refine the product and, if successful, to expand up to 2000 customers and run the trials up to December 2017 to test for sustainability over a longer period. The data from the trials will be used to develop the predictive planning tool.
Publications Progress Report 2016 (PDF 57 KB)
Final Report (none)
Added to Database 15/03/16