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Reference Number NIA_NGET0025
Title Feasibility Study for Sustainable Substation Design
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) 50%;
ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY (Architecture and the Built Environment) 50%;
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 February 2012
End Date 01 January 2014
Duration 25 months
Total Grant Value £340,000
Industrial Sectors Power
Region London
Programme Network Innovation Allowance
Investigators Principal Investigator Project Contact , National Grid Electricity Transmission (100.000%)
Web Site http://www.smarternetworks.org/project/NIA_NGET0025
Objectives To develop a considered, workable and innovative, sustainable design for a substation new-build project in line with Transmission objectives and our corporate vision to lead the development of a more sustainable energy network. This objective will be achieved by: - Identifying options for a more sustainable design of substation with particular emphasis on low- carbon technology- Considering the whole-life cost of such options from a financial and carbon perspective- Working with designers of a substation new-build project to ensure they are practicable and will realise a benefit to the company and the communities we serve. This project will achieve its aims if it delivers options for identifying and developing a more sustainable design for a substation. Where there is not a viable option for a sustainable alternative to traditional ways of working, the project will be an important source of information,
Abstract This project will investigate two new substations that are being built at Kensal Green and Highbury to connect 400kV underground cables that will be installed in new tunnels, currently under construction in the London area. The London Power Tunnels (LPT) project is a highly visible, flagship project for National Grid that attracts much Government and media interest. It is imperative that we should live our vision and work in a sustainable manner. The project has itself produced a "Statement of Intent" that pledges to become the industry leader in environmental sustainability. With this in mind, the LPT project provides an excellent opportunity to develop our approach in the search for a more sustainable design of substation. In order to investigate this problem various methods will be used. This will include the following; List of potential sustainable opportunities Whole life cost analysis for each option (financial/carbon) Practicable options for Highbury Substation Potential replication for other projectsNote : Project Documents may be available via the ENA Smarter Networks Portal using the Website link above
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