UK Power Networks, Eastern Power Networks, London Power Networks and South Eastern Power Distribution
John Field and Peter Lang
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Network Innovation Allowance
ED - Customer and stakeholder focus
Carbon Emission Reduction Technologies and Distributed Generation
Following the work carried out by Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks (SSEN) deploying single phase hybrid generators using diesel fuel, as part of UK Power Networks’ Green Action Plan this project seeks to further identify opportunities to reduce the use of diesel as a fuel. As alternative fuels get introduced, UK Power Networks needs to understand the supply chain, e.g. availability and how they should be safely stored and handled, current legislation, etc.
It is possible the use of diesel fuelled generators will be banned in Central London.
The project will allow all DNOs to understand what measures need to be put in place to reduce their dependency on diesel.
The project will:
• design, build and operate a number of alternative fuelled hybrid generators to deliver part of our CO2 and NOx emission reduction targets;
• monitor the hybrid generators and analyse the results to determine which options deliver optimum benefits;
• publish storage and handling procedures for large volumes of these alternative fuels; and
• inform the Green Action Plan to facilitate UK Power Networks strategy to reduce the dependency on diesel.