Apr 2013
Electricity Distribution
IFI 0532
Apr 2013
SP Energy Networks
SP Energy Networks Innovation
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Innovation Funding Incentive
Comms & IT
In general the scoping and development will consider the following major areas:

  • Distributed Generation (DG) and demand side management to facilitate the connection of DG to the network

  • Develop a controller that will monitor electricity networks, isolate faults quickly and allow distributed generation to remain connected and operating

The SP portion of this work is to focus on constraint management techniques for use on new / existing generation connections, focussing on the 33kV and 132kV networks. Although relevant to both SP-D and SP-M networks, the principle focus in case studies will be to overcome existing limitations in SP-M, with a focus on:

  • Overcoming complexity of existing hard-wired intertripping schemes

  • Determining a solution for managing multiple generation connections in a given locality

  • Developing and implementing a system that can work in harmony with existing SCADA infrastructure

  • Assessing communication requirements and technologies for delivering an active and autonomous system.
This project aims to produce a control structure and set of control algorithms that realise the notion of an active distribution network and enhance the service a network operator provides to load and generation customers, improving network performance (asset use, etc.).