UK Power Networks

Demonstrating the benefits of short-term discharge energy storage on an 11kV distribution network (UKPNT1001)

This project will trial the use of a 200kWh, 1 hour discharge duration battery to support a 11kV primary substation that has distributed generation attached.

Distribution Network Visibility (UKPNT1002)

The main objective of the project will be to demonstrate the business benefits of the smart collection, utilisation and visualisation of existing data (i.e. analogues available from RTUs). The project will establish optimum levels of distribution network monitoring and frequency of sampling for specific scenarios and applications. It will also trial various optical sensors that could potentially be used to provide detailed monitoring of sites with no RTUs.

This is a collaborative project with Western Power Distribution.

Smart Urban Low Voltage Network (UKNPT1003)

 This project will use a solid state switching technology for LV networks developed under the Innovation Funding Incentive (IFI). The project will investigate how greater control of the LV network can facilitate the connection of low carbon technologies, quantify impacts on security of supply and validate current LV modelling.

Validation of Photovoltaic (PV) connection assessment tool (UKPNT1004)

This project will trial the use of a monitoring device that records the net import/export of energy from photovoltaic (PV) installations. The device will also record the effect that PV installations have on network voltage levels.

Publications and updates

  • Published: 23rd Jun 2014
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Registration proforma for the Power Transformer Real Time Thermal Rating first tier project.

  • Published: 11th Jul 2013
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  • 2 Associated documents
This project registration proforma has been amended to reflect changes in the project. This project has concluded and the closedown report can be seen below.

  • Published: 26th Nov 2012
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  • 1 Associated documents
This project registration proforma has been amended to reflect changes in the project.

  • Published: 19th Oct 2012
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  • 1 Associated documents
First Tier Low Carbon Network Fund Project: "Smart Urban Low Voltage Network".

  • Published: 18th Oct 2012
  • Reports & plans
  • 1 Associated documents
A report by UKPN on the learning generated to date by demonstrating the benefits of short-term discharge energy storage on an 11kV distribution network project.

  • Published: 28th Feb 2012
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  • 2 Associated documents
First Tier Low Carbon Network Fund Project: "Validation of Photovoltaic (PV) connection assessment tool"

  • Published: 24th Jan 2012
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  • 3 Associated documents
First Tier Low Carbon Networks Fund Project “Low Voltage Current Sensor Technology Evaluation” (WPD and UKPN collaboration). These are the registration document and close down reports.

  • Published: 21st Sep 2010
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  • 1 Associated documents
Registration pro-forma for the project 'Demonstrating the benefits of short-term discharge energy storage on an 11kV distribution network'

  • Published: 11th Jun 2010
  • Reports & plans
  • 2 Associated documents
Registration pro-forma for the First Tier project 'Distribution Network Visibility' This project has concluded and the closedown report can be seen below.