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Reference Number NIA_NGTO037
Title Multi energy vector modelling
Status Completed
Energy Categories Other Cross-Cutting Technologies or Research(Energy Models) 50%;
Other Cross-Cutting Technologies or Research(Energy system analysis) 50%;
Research Types Applied Research and Development 100%
Science and Technology Fields PHYSICAL SCIENCES AND MATHEMATICS (Applied Mathematics) 40%;
PHYSICAL SCIENCES AND MATHEMATICS (Computer Science and Informatics) 30%;
ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY (Electrical and Electronic Engineering) 30%;
UKERC Cross Cutting Characterisation Systems Analysis related to energy R&D (Energy modelling) 50%;
Systems Analysis related to energy R&D (Other Systems Analysis) 50%;
Principal Investigator Project Contact
No email address given
National Grid Electricity Transmission
Award Type Network Innovation Allowance
Funding Source Ofgem
Start Date 01 October 2019
End Date 31 July 2021
Duration ENA months
Total Grant Value £354,000
Industrial Sectors Power
Region London
Programme Network Innovation Allowance
Investigators Principal Investigator Project Contact , National Grid Electricity Transmission (100.000%)
  Industrial Collaborator Project Contact , National Grid Electricity Transmission (0.000%)
Web Site https://smarter.energynetworks.org/projects/NIA_NGTO037
Objectives With the aim of exploring the above problems, this project will consider a whole-system approach. More specifically, a bottom-up assessment of heating and transportation energy requirements will be carried out in detail using multi energy vector modelling. A number of sensitivities will be modelled around the scenarios to estimate the impact on network infrastructure. The modelling will be carried out in MATLAB and suitable user interfaces will be designed so as to allow for a prototype tool to be delivered at the end of the project which could be used by National Grid to run more similar studies in the future. The project will review the traditional way of bottom-up reinforcement options and explore the innovative ways to meet the future energy demand resulting from decarbonisation of heat and transport. Work Package 1: Spatial and temporal modelling of energy demand of Greater Manchester region to decarbonise heat and transport for meeting net-zero target and assessing the impact of various sensitivities. Work package 2: Designing innovative solutions This work package will focus on designing innovative solutions which delivers value to the consumers by reducing network reinforcement requirements, whilst delivering our decarbonisation targets. It will also include the high-level cost-benefit analysis of these solutions. Few of the solutions are supplying heat demands using heat-networks, clustering of load and connection at high voltages, utility scale storage (including hydrogen storage) to meet the energy demand for extreme weathers etc. Work package 3: “Whole-system analysis” tool development This work-package will develop a MATLAB tool for carrying out similar analysis for other regions in future 1. Assess the impact of different solutions, for the decarbonisation of heating and transport, on the ET network infrastructure requirements by multi energy vector modelling. 2. Develop a prototype tool for whole system modelling with high spatial and temporal resolution.
Abstract This project will develop a comprehensive whole-system methodology, and a relevant prototype tool, to quantify, with high temporal and spatial resolution, the ET network infrastructure impacts of heat and transport decarbonisation scenarios. The method, which will consider multi-energy vector modelling of heat and transport, will be demonstrated with comprehensive case studies based on Greater Manchester. The project will also explore innovative solutions to meet future energy demands to deliver cost benefits to the consumers. It will review the traditional way of bottom-up electrical network reinforcement approach.
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