Second Tier - projects not awarded funding

Some projects that sought funding from the Second Tier competition were unsuccessful. Brief summaries of each unsuccessful project are below and you can find the project submissions at the bottom of this page.

The reasons that these projects did not receive funding is contained in our decision document for the relevant year’s competition. The decision documents can be found on the LCN Fund Second Tier page.

2013

In 2013 we received seven project submissions. We selected four of these for funding and three were unsuccessful.

Activating Customer Engagement - 2013

This project would have trialled approaches to encouraging DSR from customers, without the use of tariffs.

Anglesey Community Energy - 2013

This project would have trialled a new community focused approach to engaging with customers to provide DSR, with the aim of alleviating network constraints and avoiding network reinforcement.

Clean Energy Balance - 2013

This project would have trialled methods of maximising the output of renewable generation in the presence of network constraints.

2012

In 2012 we received seven project proposals from the DNOs. We selected five of these for funding and two were unsuccessful.

Powering Agriculture, Transport & Heat Sustainably (PATHS) - 2012

This would trial converting electricity to hydrogen , avoiding potential reinforcement costs for renewable generators. The hydrogen produced would be used in the transport sector (fuel cell buses in Aberdeen) and fed into the gas grid.

The GB Flexibility Market - 2012

A project aiming to facilitate access to flexibility services. The project would trial trilateral agreements between network users, the DNO and National Electricity Transmission System Operator (NETSO) to share flexibility services and establish a prototype market for trading flexibility services.

2010

In 2010 we received 11 project proposals from the DNOs. We selected four of these for funding and seven were unsuccessful.

Corridor Manchester Smart Grid - 2010

A project which looks to retrofit new network technologies onto a network supplying an inner-city redevelopment scheme which involves the connection of low carbon technologies. The project also trials the demand response which can be achieved from commercial customers via an aggregator.

Demand side management of electric storage heating - 2010

A more focussed project to replace the control systems on electric storage heaters. The new devices will allow two-way communication so that the storage heaters can be charged at times which can avoid network constraints. The heating needs of the customers involved will be respected.

MKsmart2020 - 2010

A project which focuses on the IT architecture necessary to provide greater visibility and better control of distribution networks. It has significant customer involvement and leverages the smart meter roll out by Eon. It also trials the impact of new time of use tariffs.

Northern Gateway Smart City - 2010

A project exploring new ways of connecting both demand and generation at an inner city brownfield site being developed by the Co-operative group. It incorporates a distributed energy management system (DEMS) and a new type of fault current limiter as well as demand-side management.

South Liverpool Smart Grid - 2010

A smaller project focussing on the performance of the low voltage network where low carbon technologies are being connected. The project trials the use of a storage battery and more intelligent voltage control.

Publications and updates

  • Published: 28th Nov 2013
  • Reports and plans
  • 4 Associated documents
These are all the non-confidential documents submitted by Western Power Distribution to the Second Tier Low Carbon Networks Fund. These are for the project entitled Clean Energy Balance on which our decision is based.

  • Published: 28th Nov 2013
  • Reports and plans
  • 4 Associated documents
These are all the non confidential documents submitted by SP Distribution to the Second Tier, Low Carbon Networks Fund. These are for the project entitled Anglesey Community Energy on which our decision is based.

  • Published: 28th Nov 2013
  • Reports and plans
  • 4 Associated documents
These are all the non-confidential documents submitted by Northern Powergrid to the Second Tier, Low Carbon Networks Fund. These are for the project entitled Activating Customer Engagement on which our decision is based.

  • Published: 23rd Nov 2012
  • Other
  • 7 Associated documents
These are all the non-confidential documents submitted by Northern Power Grid to the Second Tier Low Carbon Network Fund Project for the project entitled The GB Flexibility Market on which our decision is based.

  • Published: 23rd Nov 2012
  • Other
  • 7 Associated documents
These are all the non-confidential documents submitted by Scottish and Southern Energy Power Distribution to the Second Tier Low Carbon Network Fund Project for the project entitled PATHS on which our decision is based.

  • Published: 28th Nov 2010
  • Other
  • 8 Associated documents
Low Carbon Networks Fund submission from Scottish & Southern Power Distribution - Thames Valley Vision

  • Published: 28th Nov 2010
  • Other
  • 8 Associated documents
Low Carbon Network Fund submission from Central Networks - MKSmart2020

  • Published: 28th Nov 2010
  • Other
  • 8 Associated documents
Low Carbon Network Fund Second Tier submission from Northern Isles New Energy Solutions

  • Published: 28th Nov 2010
  • Other
  • 8 Associated documents
Low Carbon Networks Fund second tier submission in 2010 from Scottish Power.

  • Published: 28th Nov 2010
  • Other
  • 8 Associated documents
Low Carbon Network Fund Second Tier submission from Scottish Power Energy Networks.

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