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Projects: Projects for Investigator
Reference Number WPDEN02
Title OpenLV
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 January 2017
End Date 31 March 2021
Duration ENA months
Total Grant Value £5,445,680
Industrial Sectors Power
Region London
Investigators Principal Investigator Project Contact , National Grid Electricity Transmission (100.000%)
  Industrial Collaborator Project Contact , Western Power Distribution (0.000%)
Web Site https://smarter.energynetworks.org/projects/WPDEN02
Objectives The functionality delivered by the OpenLV Solution will be proven via three complementary Methods:Method 1: LV Network Capacity Uplift;Method 2: Community Engagement; andMethod 3: OpenLV Extensibility to 3rd parties.
Abstract The decarbonisation of heat and transport through the wide scale customer adoption of heat pumps and electric vehicles will increase demand on LV networks. Under current business practice this would result in a large amount of conventional LV reinforcement, at significant cost and disruption to customers, to accommodate this increase in demand. New solutions are becoming available, but each delivered on separate, proprietary platforms.
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Added to Database 26/10/22