Oct 2012
Electricity Transmission
Scalable Computational Tools and Infrastrucutre for Interoperable and Secure Control of Power System
Oct 2012
Apr 2016
National Grid Electricity System Operator and National Grid Electricity Transmission
David Lenaghan
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Network Innovation Allowance
Comms & IT
The scope of the project will involved Investigating techniques to improve the computational speed, operation and modelling of stability control methods such as Real-time Digital Simulation (RTDS) and other applications using novel scalable ICT tools and infrastructure such as trusted cloud computing platforms in the network. Objective(s)

The objectives of this project include the following research deliverables

  • Investigation, development and deployment of emerging industry standards such as Common Information Model (CIM) on high performance computational platforms to fully enable interoperable power system data exchange both internally and externally to electrical power network operators, such as National Grid.
  • Investigation and recommendation for optimal representation of distribution networks in GBSO operational planning and control processes.
  • Secure and scalable sharing of model structures and data exchange between Distribution Network Operators and the GBSO to extend real-time large-scale power system model depth to the level recommended above.
  • Interfacing between operational applications at the transmission or distribution network level, for example between GBSO and DNO operational planning systems.
  • Remote NG access to assess a novel industry scale trusted cloud computing platform for secure and scalable data processing and information exchange
The success of the project will be based on the following criteria:

The publication of the findings from the project with feasible business recommendations and improvements from the research components being identified.