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Reference Number NPG_NIA_044
Title Readi
Status Completed
Energy Categories Other Cross-Cutting Technologies or Research(Energy system analysis) 60%;
Other Cross-Cutting Technologies or Research(Environmental, social and economic impacts) 40%;
Research Types Applied Research and Development 100%
Science and Technology Fields ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY (Electrical and Electronic Engineering) 70%;
ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES (Earth Systems and Environmental Sciences) 30%;
UKERC Cross Cutting Characterisation Not Cross-cutting 40%;
Sociological economical and environmental impact of energy (Environmental dimensions) 60%;
Principal Investigator Project Contact
No email address given
Northern Powergrid
Award Type Network Innovation Allowance
Funding Source Ofgem
Start Date 01 March 2023
End Date 31 March 2024
Duration ENA months
Total Grant Value £90,000
Industrial Sectors Power
Region Yorkshire & Humberside
Investigators Principal Investigator Project Contact , Northern Powergrid (100.000%)
  Industrial Collaborator Project Contact , Northern Powergrid (0.000%)
Web Site https://smarter.energynetworks.org/projects/NPG_NIA_044
Objectives "Climate READi CoordinationIn support of the three technical work streams this is intended to support coordination across technical workstream efforts and support engagement with various stakeholders by:- convening a global collaborative of scientists, companies, and industry stakeholders to ensure that the project is comprehensively informed.- undertaking two to three case studies, allowing for an “end-to-end” application of the framework testing its use and applying lessons learned to ultimate framework development.- development and publication of easy-to-use guidebooks to enable application of the Framework to support widespread acceptance and application for years to come. 1. Workstream 1 (WS1) – Physical Climate Data and Guidance - to convene a group of experts to advise on the availability of different types of climate data, the use of climate data in electric sector modelling and analysis, and the suitability of different types of data for different analysis needs. - collaboratively define climate data requirements by electric sector applications to understand specific impacts of weather and climate on electric power system assets, infrastructure, and cross-cutting resources (“climate impact pathways”) and to obtain specific climate data requirements for these impacts - to define climate data requirements for incorporation into electricity system analysis models or to characterise weather and climate variability and extreme events across different time horizons for other system-level assessments using network models- assess climate and secondary data relative to data requirements including: the current state of scientific understanding with respect to historical trends for these variables (e.g., how they may be changing over time) and how they are projected to evolve in the future. the current state of scientific understanding with respect to the influence of global warming and other drivers of variability (e.g., natural climate variability, other anthropogenic activity such as land management) on historical and future trends (both near- and long-term) and how this may impact the use of climate data in different analysis contexts. recommendations on which types of climate data (e.g., historical vs. near-term projections vs. long-term projections; coarse vs. high resolution) are most appropriate for the different data requirements and applications defined- determine data gaps and development opportunities - develop guidance for selecting and applying data in different analysis contexts including the identification of tailored metrics and data sources for each application that characterises relevant physical climate changes and probabilities- to seek to characterise the representations of uncertainty, including uncertainty in future emissions trajectories, the robustness of different types of climate information, and the influence of climate and non-climate drivers on changes in physical climate hazards. - address data gaps and facilitate access to climate data or support opportunities for new data development as needed 2. Workstream 2 (WS2) – Energy System and Asset Vulnerability Assessments - stakeholder affinity groups to provide expertise and thought leadership into the climate vulnerability assessment.- assemble available knowledge on the application of climate data to power system assets and operations. - identification of Impacted Power System Assets and Associated Cross Cutting Operations - development and documentation of Climate Data Requirements - development of approaches to perform climate risk assessments and adaptation options- characterisation of Asset Climate Risk or Vulnerability in support of seeking ways to present these with a standard metric to facilitate communication of relative risk3. Workstream 3 (WS3) – Resilience and Adaptation Planning and Prioritisation - to convene a team of global thought leaders and experts to provide input to the development and review of the deliverables and identify gaps in the present knowledge. - to assess the state-of-the-art and identify the gaps.- development of Macro-Level Scenarios and Network Models for Analyses for performing analyses across distribution and customer utilisation as well as for assessing societal impacts. - extreme event definition and impact quantification of extreme events focussing on developing metrics, methods, and tools to quantify impacts of extreme events and to the extent possible on society to assess resilience. - To develop a full understanding of how the costs compare to the benefits, both from a system and socioeconomic perspectives." "There are many risk management tools, processes, standards, and guidelines used by power sector organisations today. However, to meet societal electricity decarbonisation and climate resilience needs, the power sector must coalesce around a standardised and consensus-based framework to inform infrastructure investment and deployment. This scope of work is planned to cover:- Physical Climate Data and Guidance - Energy System and Asset Vulnerability Assessments- Resiliency and Adaptation Planning and Prioritisation " "The Climate READi: Power Common Framework is intended to facilitate analysis and application of appropriate climate data among all stakeholders to enhance the planning, design, and operation of the power sector. The Framework is intended to provide: - guidance on the specific climate and secondary physical data availability, quality, suitability, gaps, specification, and interpretation to facilitate assessment of the full range of power system related applications including characterisation of how to treat the inherent uncertainty in climate and ecosystem modelling for applications. - a consistent approach for power system stakeholders to apply climate-related information, including extreme weather and localised climate data trends and projections at the asset level, with guidance for specific asset/system vulnerability analyses, thus, enabling the most effective future design and operation of a reliable, resilient, and low-cost power system to meet societal needs. - develop a common risk-based approach for prioritising hardening and adaptation options and applying a cost-benefit analysis to identify the specific adaptation investments that should be made considering climate resiliency along with other grid objectives. - provide stakeholders with confidence that the methods and approaches utilised are well vetted and consistently applied across the industry, but flexible enough to account for regional differences in future climate trends and system configuration. In addition, provide an understanding of the inherent uncertainty and limitations so that network operators and other stakeholders can be well informed when making investment and prioritisation decisions ensuring these are made in the most economically efficient and social acceptable manner.."
Abstract The project aims to gain an initial understanding of the interaction between new assets required for the net zero transition, legacy assets and network operation and how these might develop as the climate changes.

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