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Projects: Projects for Investigator
Reference Number NIA_NGET0053
Status Completed
Energy Categories Other Power and Storage Technologies(Electricity transmission and distribution) 75%;
Other Cross-Cutting Technologies or Research(Environmental, social and economic impacts) 25%;
Research Types Applied Research and Development 100%
Science and Technology Fields ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY (Electrical and Electronic Engineering) 25%;
ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES (Earth Systems and Environmental Sciences) 75%;
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 September 2011
End Date 01 September 2015
Duration 48 months
Total Grant Value £1,000,000
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_NGET0053
Objectives To understand the impacts of climate change on the GB Transmission system. Increase in knowledge on the impact of climate change on the GB systems assets for application within National Grid.
Abstract National Grid has previously completed work on the weather related risks to National Grid and how they may increase/ decrease with time. This work is investigating the electrical systems ability to cope with the changes that climate change will have specifically on the electricity transmission system. This work not only aims to incorporate the change in climate but also the change in supply and demand, which is predicted, with changing climate and a growing population. The proposal also states that it will model the network on a nodal basis to enabling an investigation of the entire system. This project is a result of an EPRSC research call on Climate change and was awarded to the University of Manchester and the University of Newcastle, it combines the system knowledge of Manchester Electrical Engineering department with the Tyndale centre, a leading centre on Climate change with Newcastle University’s expertise in weather systems and structural knowledge. This project proposes to use the following methods;- Report describing models to link weather and operational performance of key transmission system components- Development of framework to analyse impact of climate change on the UK electricity system through use of a whole system model. - Report describing vulnerability of key transmission system components to extreme weather events- Final product reportNote : Project Documents may be available via the ENA Smarter Networks Portal using the Website link above
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Added to Database 29/10/18