1a) Model the load on each secondary substation in postcode areas G1 and G2 and quantify the demand contribution made by each commercial building. (Commenced under LCNF Tier 1)
1b) Explore how the introduction of DSR in these buildings could potentially reduce loads during ‘overload’ periods.
2a) Survey candidate buildings for DSR trial suitability and install DSR equipment including communications in up to 10 buildings. (Complete under LCNF Tier 1)
2b) Carry out a number of trial DSR interventions at varying times of day over the course of a year and analyze results to evaluate capability of the buildings to provide DSR in real world conditions.
Creation of a 'LCT Energy Scenario Model', DSR intervention data and project reports that contributes to:
- Understanding of the cost advantages that DSR as a smart grid intervention may bring against traditional reinforcement in the context of City centres;
- Understanding of the real levels of peak load reduction available from office buildings and establishment at city scale of the potential these interventions can provide;
- Understanding of the expected vs. actual response and reliability of DSR response and the impact of load reductions on potential network constraints and assessment of deferment value of DSR.