SP Energy Networks

We have awarded funding to four SP Energy Networks projects:

Charge

This project aims to engage with relevant stakeholders across network, transport, and planning to develop and trial electric vehicle (EV) charging solutions. The project will investigate the ability of smart control, storage, and active network management (ANM) systems to provide lower connection and operational costs to customers. The project aims to develop a DNO-led strategy to facilitate and accelerate the electrification of transport, and more specifically, the connection of charging infrastructure.

Fusion

This project will trial commoditised local demand-side flexibility through a structured and competitive market-based framework, enabling the DNO and all market actors to unlock the value of local network flexibility. The project will aim to demonstrate how DNOs can harness this flexibility to efficiently manage modernised networks.

LV Engine

This project will carry out a trial of Solid State Transformers at secondary substations  for the purpose of enhancing network flexibility and releasing additional capacity within existing low voltage infrastructure to facilitate the increasing uptake of Low Carbon Technologies.

ANGLE DC

The project aims to demonstrate a novel network reinforcement technique by converting an existing 33kV AC circuit to DC operation. This could release additional capacity.

You can find further information on the project and related documents in the publications and updates section below.

Publications and updates

  • Published: 11th Jan 2019
  • Decisions
  • 1 Associated documents
This direction sets the conditions of funding for SPEN's Network Innovation Competition project, Charge.

  • Published: 29th Nov 2018
  • Reports and plans
  • 3 Associated documents
These are all the non-confidential documents submitted by SP Energy Networks to the Electricity Network Innovation Competition for the project entitled Charge upon which our decision to award funding is based.

  • Published: 2nd Oct 2018
  • Decisions
  • 7 Associated documents
This direction sets the conditions of funding for SPEN's Innovation Competition project, "Fusion".

  • Published: 14th Aug 2018
  • Open letters and correspondence
  • 1 Associated documents
Non-confidential letter submitted to SPEN for project ‘Fusion’.

  • Published: 17th Jan 2018
  • Open letters and correspondence
  • 1 Associated documents
This direction sets the conditions of funding for SP Distribution's Network Innovation Competition project – Fusion.

  • Published: 30th Nov 2017
  • Reports and plans
  • 3 Associated documents
Non-confidential documents submitted by SP Energy Networks to the Electricity Network Innovation Competition for the project entitled LV Engine

  • Published: 30th Nov 2017
  • Reports and plans
  • 3 Associated documents
Non-confidential documents submitted by SP Energy Networks to the Electricity Network Innovation Competition for the Fusion project.

  • Published: 12th Jan 2016
  • Open letters and correspondence
  • 1 Associated documents
This direction sets the conditions of funding for SP Energy Networks' Network Innovation Competition project – Angle-DC.

  • Published: 30th Nov 2015
  • Reports and plans
  • 3 Associated documents
These are all the non-confidential documents submitted by SP Energy Networks to the Electricity Network Innovation Competition for the project entitled ANGLE-DC on which our decision to award NIC funding is based.