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.