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Reference Number NIA_NGET0119
Title Project Samuel - Grid Data and Measurement Systems
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 December 2013
End Date 01 June 2015
Duration 18 months
Total Grant Value £620,400
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_NGET0119
Objectives The main objectives of this project will be as followed; To develop a cost-effective communication system to accurately calculate and control domestic demand-side loads. To test and demonstrate whether the GDMS system can control and monitor the demand side loads through an existing operational communication infrastructure. The key deliverables in achieving these objectives include: A risk mitigation study between project parties and external technical experts to identify and resolve practicability concerns relating to the systems operability on the network. The demonstration of the system to successfully transmit digital information to geographically distributed receivers across the whole of the UK The demonstration of the system to measure, analyse and monitor inertia/flex of the UK grid The validation of the communication system through the following fields; The speed and reliability of the system The flexibility and programmability of the loads behaviour of the system How the system will be triggered to receive transmitted codes of different parameters of length, information and speed. Technical service qualification for the system operator to accept the use of GDMS technology based services for balancing and response or grid measurement. The completion of a trial plan detailing the nature and scope of the instantaneous power measurement tests to be performed to clearly demonstrate the successful use of system frequency. The success of the project will be based on the following outputs; A primary report demonstrating the identification and mitigation of risks A secondary report cataloguing the installation of transmitters/receivers and testing. A concluding report to define the aggregated power measurement the test results, findings and conclusions.
Abstract The cost of balancing the electricity transmission system will increase as more intermittent renewable generation is used. Demand consumer loads can help reduce this cost but these loads cannot be accurately calculated and are unable to be applied to energy balancing through response and reserve services. This is due to a lack of available, cost-effective communication systems which provides national coverage of electrical connection and which enable the instantaneous aggregate power measurement of enrolled electrical load devices. This leads to an increased cost to balance the system and challenges the integration of new renewable power generation. A Grid Data Measurement System (GDMS) is an existing technology by Reactive Technologies Limited, which has the potential of controlling and monitoring the demand side loads through a currently operational communication infrastructure. Project Samuel will research and pilot GDMS to investigate whether the system is a cost effective method to accurately calculate and control domestic demand-side loads for subsequent implementation within National Grid.Note : 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