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Reference Number NIA_NGET0194
Title Detailed design of 400 kV 240MVA Mobile Substation Bay
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 September 2016
End Date 01 January 2017
Duration 6 months
Total Grant Value £1,370,000
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_NGET0194
Objectives The objective of this project is produce a fully workable detailed design, including functional specifications of a 400 kV mobile substation bay, including a 240MVA transformer and auxiliary supplies. The project will be deemed successful if National Grid Electricity Transmission is able to develop and procure a fully deployable mobile substation bay, at a reasonable cost, based on the detailed design produced.
Abstract National Grid currently installs sufficient transformer capacity to cater for an N-2 contingency (as detailed within the Security & Quality of Supply Standards (SQSS)), to manage supply security during a transformer fault whilst one transformer is offline for maintenance. The exposure to this risk is limited to planned transformer maintenance activity. Although we are aware that mobile substations have been deployed up to 500 kV, the concept of quickly interfacing a re-usable mobile transformer bay into an existing operational substation at 400 kV remains untried and untested. The method this project seeks to advance is the use of a fully self-contained mobile 400 kV substation bay, including a 240MVA transformer and auxiliary supplies. The project involves producing detailed designs for a 400 kV 240MVA mobile substation bay capable of being commissioned within 10 days.Note : Project Documents may be available via the ENA Smarter Networks Portal using the Website link above
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