We have awarded funding for six Western Power Distribution Second Tier projects. You can find further information on each project and related documents under the project tabs on the left.
Network Equilibrium - 2014
Network Equilibrium would trial three methods for optimising voltages and managing power flows over constrained areas of the 33kV and 11kV networks.
FlexDGrid - 2012
A project developing new fault level assessment processes, real-time monitoring of fault levels and deployment of alternative mitigation solutions to reduce the cost and time necessary to connect DG.
BRISTOL - 2011
A small project investigating the potential for battery storage in conjunction with PV solar generation to be used within homes, schools and an office to provide network and customer benefits. A variable tariff will be trialled to incentivise customers to use the battery to reduce electricity consumption at peak times.
FALCON - 2011
A project deploying smart interventions on the HV network and novel commercial arrangements with customers. Data from these trials will be used to develop an investment tool to model where these techniques can be deployed efficiently across the whole HV network.
Low Carbon Hub - 2010
A focussed project to investigate how new network technologies can increase the capacity of wind generation that can be connected to a rural distribution network. New commercial arrangements are also explored.
LV network templates for a low carbon future - 2010
A focussed project assessing the impact of low carbon, demand-side technologies as they are connected to the low voltage network. The aim is to create generic network models to assist DNOs in efficiently planning, developing and operating these networks as they transition to facilitate a low carbon future. The project leverages existing Welsh Assembly Government and RWE npower initiatives.