Apr 2013
Electricity Distribution
Ashton Hayes Microgrid
IFI 0706
Apr 2013
SP Energy Networks
SP Energy Networks Innovation
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Innovation Funding Incentive
Low Carbon Generation
Ashton Hayes, a village near Tarvin in mid Cheshire, is aiming to become carbon neutral. The village is pursuing a number of different carbon saving initiatives including small-scale generation. A number of community buildings are close together; namely the church, Womens Institutes (WI) hall, village hall and school have expressed a wish to use Low Voltage (LV) connected generation (microwind, PV and CHP).
The proposed project aims to develop a route map of the integration of small-scale generation into legacy networks.

It is envisaged that this will develop a simple strategy that can be used by the SPENs Connections business to determine at which points different network technologies should be introduced to facilitate the connection of generation. Although developed using this network as a case study, the project will look to develop common, simple solutions.