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Reference Number NIA_NGN_177
Title Offtake Optimisation
Status Completed
Energy Categories Fossil Fuels: Oil Gas and Coal(Oil and Gas, Refining, transport and storage of oil and gas) 100%;
Research Types Applied Research and Development 100%
Science and Technology Fields PHYSICAL SCIENCES AND MATHEMATICS (Computer Science and Informatics) 75%;
ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY (Mechanical, Aeronautical and Manufacturing Engineering) 25%;
UKERC Cross Cutting Characterisation Not Cross-cutting 100%
Principal Investigator Project Contact
No email address given
Northern Gas Networks
Award Type Network Innovation Allowance
Funding Source Ofgem
Start Date 01 July 2016
End Date 01 October 2016
Duration 3 months
Total Grant Value £213,000
Industrial Sectors Technical Consultancy
Region Yorkshire & Humberside
Programme Network Innovation Allowance
Investigators Principal Investigator Project Contact , Northern Gas Networks (100.000%)
Web Site http://www.smarternetworks.org/project/NIA_NGN_177
Objectives The objectives of this project are to: -Develop a methodology to bring insight from multiple sources including Graphical Falcon (the network analysis tool used to model the Transmission Pipeline network) and expert knowledge in order to agree required capacities at NTS offtakes. Develop an initial assessment tool and methodology which utilise multiple inputs including system constraints and capabilities, system interactions, differential capacity charges, etc. Challenge and refine concepts as they are developedIf a more complex solution is identified which could (in a way which is cost-effective) deliver further benefits, produce a high level implementation plan to show what key activities are required to further develop and deliver this The project will be deemed successful, ifHypotheses were generated, challenged and refinedFeasibilities of these concepts, including risks and costs were developedNGN will be able to make an informed decision to proceed or not with developing and implementing new tool(s) and / or process(es) based on a robust business case supporting viable hypotheses
Abstract The Offtake Capacity Statement (OCS) booking process whereby NGN books capacity at the various NTS offtakes is currently carried out offtake-by-offtake supported by a small level of manual iteration for areas where there is interaction between offtakes. Although this delivers a safe and secure set of capacity booking figures this is almost certain to be a sub-optimal combination. Capture findings, insights and opportunities from collaborative workshops, interviews and innovation stimulation eventsThe methods used will draw on the capabilities of our partners (KPMG / McLaren Alliance) together with NGN’s knowledge for optimisation using analytical tools and techniques.Note : Project Documents may be available via the ENA Smarter Networks Portal using the Website link above
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