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Reference Number NGET/Eye_in_the_Sky/SIFData
Title Eye in the Sky – Utilising satellite data to improve grid resilience
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
National Grid Electricity Transmission
Award Type Network Innovation Allowance
Funding Source Ofgem
Start Date 01 August 2022
End Date 01 February 2023
Duration 6 months
Total Grant Value £440,000
Industrial Sectors Power
Region London
Investigators Principal Investigator Project Contact , National Grid Electricity Transmission (100.000%)
  Industrial Collaborator Project Contact , National Grid Gas Transmission (0.000%)
Web Site https://smarter.energynetworks.org/projects/NGET/Eye_in_the_Sky/SIFData
Abstract "This project brings forward 3 of 12 asset monitoring use cases studiedduring the Discovery phase, which at maturity would collectively deliver anestimated 22 million GBP (NPV over 10 years) value to Networks and customersthrough a combination of cost savings by replacing manual ground and aerialmonitoring, and cost avoidance through increased risk awareness. A switch awayfrom manual monitoring will also lower emissions associated with Operation &Maintenance activities. This is closely aligned with the Data and Digitalisationchallenges aims to improve asset visibility and increase monitoring, efficiency,reliability, security, and resiliency of networks. The project will investigate the development of aremote, automated nationwide land and asset motion solution based on the use ofSAR satellite imagery and different InSAR analysis techniques. The project willinvestigate how the accuracy and concentration of land and asset motion datapoints can be improved and integrated into NGETs asset monitoring systems. Theproject will also investigate the development of a remote, automated, nationwidenetwork monitoring solution based on the use of sub meter resolution opticalimagery. The solution will look at risk and change issues in general andspecifically unauthorized construction and storage of building materials. Theproject will advance understanding of the defects/changes experienced by thenetwork, their size, frequency, and risk priority and test EO detection likelihood,with a view to integration into NGETs asset monitoring systems."
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Added to Database 01/11/23