Apr 2013
Electricity Distribution
Smart Metering Op Benefit
Apr 2013
Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks
SSEN Future Networks Team
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Innovation Funding Incentive
Comms & IT
Two packages of work have been undertaken by the ENA / member companies to demonstrate the benefits of smart metering for DNOs these are:

  • Research / investigation by Imperial College, London to demonstrate the benefits of smart Metering and smart grid Technologies for future distribution networks.

  • Work by Engage Consulting to support the ENA with its need to influence the UK mandated smart metering programme to ensure that metering and telecommunications functionality will enable future smart grids.
The project aims to realise the following objectives:

  • Characterise and model demand response technologies including electric vehicles, smart domestic appliances, heat pumps and other electricity and storage based heating systems

  • Develop appropriate network simulation models and future development scenarios.

Development of performance standards and communication requirements for smart Metering systems to meet the needs of DNOs.