Apr 2013
Electricity Distribution
No Interruptions
Apr 2013
Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks
SSEN Future Networks Team
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Innovation Funding Incentive
LV & 11kV Networks
The No Interruptions Project aims to investigate methods and technology which can be used to improve the quality of supply to the worst served customers within the LV distribution network which will lead to a reduction in Customer Interruptions / Customer Minutes Lost (CI / CML) and also help to secure essential supplies to special needs customers.
For rural customers power interruptions by re-closure are an accepted norm. The project aims to reduce the customer impact of these for the elderly and disabled by keeping the lights on during a power cut. There are several areas which will need to be researched to determine the viability of this project prior to adopting it within SSEPD:

  • Identify suitable technology which can be used to provide a supply of energy to consumers when there is a loss of supply

  • Identify the amount of power that the technology can supply in the occurrence of a loss of supply and the expected load and duration that it can supply when this occurs

  • Testing of the equipment to determine the reliability and operational time of the equipment under loss of supply conditions

  • Further development and testing to be undertaken to improve the duration and load that the equipment can handle.