Electricity North West Limited
Electricity North West Innovation Team
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Network Innovation Competition
Comms & IT
Celsius is an innovative, cost-effective approach to managing
potentially excessive temperatures at distribution substations, which
may constrain the connection of low carbon technologies. By
delivering new solutions to manage these ‘thermal pinch points’,
Celsius releases additional capacity from existing assets, reduces
long-term costs for customers and avoids early asset replacement.
A simple ‘Thermal Ratings Tool’ will accurately indicate
an asset’s internal operating temperature using low cost external
retrofit sensors. This knowledge will enable network operators to
release the maximum capacity from existing assets without
degrading their health and reliability.
Celsius will show when and how to intervene to enhance that
capacity by using a range of retrofit cooling techniques. The Project
will prove that these techniques are acceptable to customers and
can be rolled out across GB.