Apr 2013
Electricity Distribution
LV System Losses
Apr 2013
Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks
SSEN Future Networks Team
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Innovation Funding Incentive
LV & 11kV Networks
The project is to test on a selected network and check how much losses in Low Voltage (LV) system can be reduced by adjusting distribution voltage within the statutory level. This is to be achieved by adjusting the tap position of the transformers in distribution substations. In order to obtain the data, smart meters are to be used to monitor energy consumption at the sending and receiving end. Comparing the consumption before and after adjusting the tap position will give the impact.
The aim of this project is to reduce the electrical losses in LV system which contributes 60% of the losses in current network. This will reduce the carbon emission in our network and therefore make it more sustainable.