Western Power Distribution

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.

Publications and updates

  • Published: 29th Apr 2016
  • Reports & plans
  • 1 Associated documents
Closedown report for Western Power Distribution's (WPD) Low Carbon Network Fund (LCNF) Project ‘Sola Bristol’.

  • Published: 29th Apr 2016
  • Reports & plans
  • 1 Associated documents
Closedown report for Western Power Distribution's (WPD) Low Carbon Network Fund (LCNF) Project ‘Low Carbon Hub.’

  • Published: 29th Apr 2016
  • Reports & plans
  • 1 Associated documents
Closedown report for Western Power Distribution's (WPD) Low Carbon Networks Fund (LCNF) Project ‘Falcon’.

  • Published: 16th Dec 2015
  • Decisions
  • 1 Associated documents
This letter sets out our decision to approve Western Power Distribution - South Wales’s (WPD) application to receive additional funding to mitigate impacts of interruptions incentive scheme on Low Carbon Networks Fund project.

  • Published: 15th Sep 2015
  • Reports & plans
  • 1 Associated documents
This is the Six Monthly Report delivered by Western Power Distribution on their Second Tier Low Carbon Networks Fund project, Network Equilibrium.

  • Published: 15th Sep 2015
  • Reports & plans
  • 1 Associated documents
This is the Six Monthly Report delivered by Western Power Distribution on their Second Tier Low Carbon Networks Fund project, BRISTOL.

  • Published: 15th Sep 2015
  • Reports & plans
  • 1 Associated documents
This is the Six Monthly Report delivered by Western Power Distribution on their Second Tier Low Carbon Networks Fund project, FALCON.

  • Published: 14th Sep 2015
  • Reports & plans
  • 1 Associated documents
This is the Six Monthly Report delivered by Western Power Distribution on their Second Tier Low Carbon Networks Fund project, FlexDGrid.

  • Published: 24th Aug 2015
  • Decisions
  • 1 Associated documents
Letter to give consent to Western Power Distribution overspending against its Sola Bristol budget set out in its Project Direction.

  • Published: 17th Aug 2015
  • Decisions
  • 1 Associated documents
This letter approves the transfer of allocations between project budget categories for Western Power Distribution’s FALCON project.

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