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Reference Number NIA_CAD0058
Title Energy Centre
Status Completed
Energy Categories Other Cross-Cutting Technologies or Research 60%;
Other Power and Storage Technologies(Electricity transmission and distribution) 20%;
Fossil Fuels: Oil Gas and Coal(Oil and Gas, Refining, transport and storage of oil and gas) 20%;
Research Types Applied Research and Development 100%
Science and Technology Fields ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY (Mechanical, Aeronautical and Manufacturing Engineering) 80%;
ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY (Architecture and the Built Environment) 20%;
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 March 2020
End Date 28 February 2022
Duration ENA months
Total Grant Value £479,780
Industrial Sectors Energy
Region London
Programme Network Innovation Allowance
Investigators Principal Investigator Project Contact , Cadent Gas (100.000%)
  Industrial Collaborator Project Contact , Cadent Gas (0.000%)
Web Site https://smarter.energynetworks.org/projects/NIA_CAD0058
Objectives An Energy Centre is a process where heat is generated to supply the community heating system, and in the context of this innovation the Energy Centre will draw gas from the Cadent network and convert it to electricity at the MOBs location.Aqua Consultants will work with Cadent to understand current processes and requirements for MOBs locations. This will be completed through current data analysis and site visits to assess the buildings, energy consumption and other requirements. Research will then be undertaken on viable technologies to fully understand the suitability for the gas industry. This will also look at the funding mechanisms to support this work and optimal performance to gain maximum benefits to Cadent and our customers by removing gas riser pipework from buildings and possibly impacting customer bills.This work will then be documented into a final report which will specify the project outcomes and recommendations for Energy Centres in relation to MOBs. The report will detail all requirements including implementation and commercial details to support further work in this area. Project Scope –• Cadent Meeting• Analysis of Cadent Data• Cadent Site Visits• Research Report –o Viable Technologyo Funding Mechanismso Optimal Technologyo Commercial Requirementso Implementation • Field Report The objectives of this project are to:• Review long term sustainable alternatives to gas risers in MOBs• Improve Energy Efficiency of Buildings• Potentially Impact Customer Bills Through Improved Efficiency The outputs of this work will allow Cadent to understand the requirements for Energy Centres and the viability for use within the network.
Abstract Within the Cadent Gas Network there are a high volume of assets contained within Multi-Occupancy Buildings (MOBs) that vary in age, condition and complexity. Currently the maintenance of gas assets in MOBs is carried out in accordance with historic gas industry standards and asset management strategies, such as IGEM/G5. During this work there is an opportunity for a change in approach that will have long term benefits to our customers and the environment. This is currently looked at under Cadents Energy Exchange Initiative switching from gas to electric but further information is required to understand building requirements for Energy Centres where customers remain on gas which is then converted to electricity.
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Added to Database 02/11/22