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Projects: Projects for Investigator
Reference Number NGGTGN03
Title Project CLoCC - Customer Low Cost Connections
Status Completed
Energy Categories Fossil Fuels: Oil Gas and Coal(Oil and Gas, Other oil and gas) 100%;
Research Types Applied Research and Development 100%
Science and Technology Fields ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY (Mechanical, Aeronautical and Manufacturing Engineering) 100%
UKERC Cross Cutting Characterisation Not Cross-cutting 100%
Principal Investigator Project Contact
No email address given
Cadent Gas
Award Type Network Innovation Allowance
Funding Source Ofgem
Start Date 01 February 2016
End Date 01 October 2018
Duration ENA months
Total Grant Value £5,433,820
Industrial Sectors Energy
Region London
Investigators Principal Investigator Project Contact , Cadent Gas (100.000%)
Web Site https://smarter.energynetworks.org/projects/NGGTGN03
Objectives Project CLoCC was fully mobilised in February 2016 following receipt of its Ofgem Direction in December 2015 (Appendix A). During the project National Grid (NG) has partnered and been collaborating with three Small Medium Enterprises (SMEs) to develop new connection options for customers to connect onto the National Transmission System. has been collaborating with three Small Medium Enterprises (SMEs) to develop new connection options for customers to connect onto the National Transmission System.The projects main aims were to consider how to reduce both the time and cost of connecting to the NTS by challenging every aspect of the current connection process and designing and developing solutions to support these goals further.The original project scope outlined that in order to consider the core objectives identified above 3 key areas would be focussed on in unison:1. Creating an online connections platform to facilitate the customer experience. The goal of this workstream was to consider what elements of the current Application to Offer (A2O) process (a National Grid procedure specified within the Uniform Network Code) could be supported by development of an online gas customer connections portal and whatfunctionality would be most beneficial to potential future customers.2. Innovative physical connection solutions tailored to the needs of non-traditional NTS gas connections at high pressure. This workstream was tasked with completing a global technology watch, developing conceptual designs and conducting field trials of the proposed engineering connection solution(s).3. Optimising commercial processes to meet the requirements of non-traditional NTS gas customers. Considering areas such as payment terms, fees and contract optimisation. The project looks to develop a connection service that facilitates the unconventional gas connections market; specifically connection costs of below 1m and with duration of less than one year.
Abstract Project CLoCC aims to minimise the cost and time of connections to the National Transmission System (NTS), with particular focus on unconventional gas connections. This will be achieved through fundamentally challenging every aspect of the connection process, building on worldwide best in class technology and practice.
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Added to Database 15/12/22