We have awarded funding to four National Grid Electricity Transmission projects.
Black Start from Distributed Energy Resources (National Grid Electricity System Operator) - 2018
This project will trial how different types of distributed energy resources (DERs) can provide black start services and local restoration. The proposed project will build on existing research in GB and internationally, and investigate if DERs are a viable solution to provide Black Start services, and how to coordinate stakeholders to best manage restoration efforts. The project aims to provide a commercial and regulatory framework for how Black Start services from DERs can be purchased and regulated.
Transmission & Distribution Interface (TDI) 2.0 (National Grid Electricity Transmission) - 2016
TDI 2.0 will demonstrate how services traditionally offered by transmission-connected generation to the SO (such as voltage stability and thermal capacity) can be provided by distribution-connected energy resources. The distribution company will effectively act as ‘gatekeeper’ in providing some of these services to the SO. The project will also examine how these new services interact with the existing commercial arrangements.
Off-grid Substation Environment for the Acceleration of Innovation Technologies (OSEAIT) - 2015
This project aims to modify an existing 400kV electricity substation into a field trial facility to host electricity related innovation projects in a live substation environment.
Enhanced Frequency Control Capability - 2014
This project will develop and demonstrate an innovative package of tools to enhance the capability to deliver system frequency control.
You can find further information on the project and related documents in the publications and updates section below.