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Reference Number NIA_NPG_017
Title Integrel - Baseline Implementation
Status Completed
Energy Categories HYDROGEN and FUEL CELLS(Hydrogen, Hydrogen production) 25%;
HYDROGEN and FUEL CELLS(Hydrogen, Hydrogen storage) 12%;
FOSSIL FUELS: OIL, GAS and COAL(Oil and Gas, Refining, transport and storage of oil and gas) 25%;
OTHER POWER and STORAGE TECHNOLOGIES(Electricity transmission and distribution) 25%;
OTHER POWER and STORAGE TECHNOLOGIES(Energy storage) 13%;
Research Types Applied Research and Development 100%
Science and Technology Fields PHYSICAL SCIENCES AND MATHEMATICS (Chemistry) 25%;
PHYSICAL SCIENCES AND MATHEMATICS (Applied Mathematics) 25%;
ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY (Electrical and Electronic Engineering) 25%;
ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY (Mechanical, Aeronautical and Manufacturing Engineering) 25%;
UKERC Cross Cutting Characterisation Systems Analysis related to energy R&D (Energy modelling) 100%
Principal Investigator Project Contact
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Northern Powergrid
Award Type Network Innovation Allowance
Funding Source ENA Smarter Networks
Start Date 01 July 2017
End Date 01 April 2019
Duration 21 months
Total Grant Value £400,000
Industrial Sectors Power
Region Yorkshire & Humberside
Programme Network Innovation Allowance
 
Investigators Principal Investigator Project Contact , Northern Powergrid (100.000%)
Web Site http://www.smarternetworks.org/project/NIA_NPG_017
Objectives The project will assess the technical viability of a cross-vector integrated energy system, specifically including: Gas to Electricity conversion Electricity to Gas conversion Energy storage Gas storage The project will assess the technical viability of a suitable control system for such an integrated system. The project will assess costs and forecast benefits to establish a level of economic viability for such an integrated system. A successful project will provide positive or negative assessment of the objectives laid in in the previous section: can the identified technologies be used together and in what combinations, is there an economic case for doing so and could our GUS system be successfully applied to control this.
Abstract In the UK heat has benefitted from the embedded storage capacity of the gas system. The move to electrical heating in support of the general decarbonisation of the energy system risks losing this. A similar issue with transportation may also arise with the trend towards electric vehicles. Storage in the liquid fuels supply chain would no longer be available and the burden would fall on the electricity network. Technologies exist to transfer energy from the electricity system to the gas system, and vice versa, and also to store energy in either medium. To date no study has yet examined the practicality and economic considerations involved in the integration of such technologies into a practical system which may offer the possibility of optimisation at the whole energy system level. This project aims to test the technical and economic feasibility of a whole energy system approach to the issue of low carbon heating. To achieve this we will use the newly developed Northern Gas/CESI facility at Low Thornley (See NGN’s project Integrel Phase 1, ref NIA_NGN_208) and will test methods of transferring energy between vectors. Specifically this will include an electricity network connected battery electrical storage system, an electrolyser capable of bidirectional conversion of electricity to hydrogen, connected to an injection point into the gas network. A refuelling/transportation point will also be included. The electrical storage will be equipment re-used from the Customer Led Network Revolution project previously undertaken by Northern Powergrid. The GUS control system, also developed as part of the CLNR project will be further developed and its suitability for cross-vector control will be tested.Note : Project Documents may be available via the ENA Smarter Networks Portal using the Website link above
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