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Reference Number NIA_NGET0159
Title Black Start Alternative Approaches
Status Completed
Energy Categories Other Power and Storage Technologies(Electric power conversion) 50%;
Other Power and Storage Technologies(Electricity transmission and distribution) 50%;
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 March 2015
End Date 30 June 2015
Duration 4 months
Total Grant Value £125,000
Industrial Sectors Power
Region London
Investigators Principal Investigator Project Contact , National Grid Electricity Transmission (100.000%)
Web Site http://www.smarternetworks.org/Project/NIA_NGET0159
Objectives The objective of this project is to complete a desktop study to investigate the potential of alternative Black Start options for the future. In particular to Identify credible Alternative approaches for the procurement of Black Start in GB in the future considering both Technical and Commercial/Regulatory frameworks.

This is a short initial study which may lead to further detailed studies on specific preferred options.

Expected Benefits:
Alternative approaches will be identified. These should be credible alternatives that can be taken forward though either further studies or implementation plans.
Abstract The Scope of the Project is intended to investigate the potential future option available for Black Start by looking at all possible technologies available and including but not limited to the following areas for consideration.
  1. Future Energy Scenarios - 2020
  2. Technical - Energisation Scenarios
  3. Technical Requirements
  4. International benchmarking
  5. Additional system benefits of approaches
  6. Regulatory and commercial arrangements.
Publications (none)
Final Report National Grid Electricity Transmission (2015) Black Start Alternative Approaches - closedown report (PDF 67 KB)
Added to Database 07/10/16