Oct 2018
Electricity Distribution
NCEWS2 – Network Constraint Early Warning System (Phase 2)
NIA_SPEN_034
Live
Oct 2018
Oct 2020
SP Energy Networks and SP Distribution
Fiona Fulton
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Network Innovation Allowance
ED - Network improvements and system operability
Asset Management, Comms & IT, Electric Vehicles and LV & 11kV Networks
£700,000.00
Automated verification of network connectivity
An essential building block in the development of automated schemes to reduce CI/CML with associated quantifiable benefits. Understanding of the LV circuit and transformer each customer is fed from allows expected benefits of SM data to be realised. This potentially includes the ability to verify customer phase feeding arrangement, assuming sufficient SM data availability.

Near real-time network connectivity understanding
Visibility of running arrangements at configurable network split points (link boxes). This will provide verification of ongoing operational network changes in as near-to-real-time as possible. This is an enabler for the enhanced level of LV network control which is an expected future requirement for DSO operation.

Improved LV network modelling capability
Development of capability to export LV network and associated network metrics (SM data, EV data, etc) into PSSE systems. Expected to become an essential tool as pressure on the LV network increases through the penetration of LCTs. Quantifiable benefits in terms of saving in design resources and reduced reinforcement through more accurate designs.

Scenario analysis of investment requirements for EV penetration
Development of real SPEN network topologies archetypes, including analysis of EV penetration density from understanding of customer EV charging requirements using GIS data, i.e. distributed on- & off-street parking and/or cluster EV charging locations. Supports the EV NIC proposal and informs SPEN reinforcement requirements for ED2.

Platform for EV connection management
Through the integration of LCT location data and improved LV circuit and transformer connectivity and rating understanding. This would be an overall LCT penetration visualization and access management platform for both internal designer and external customer use. Benefits would be achieved through streamlining the design process and improving customer service.
Automated verification of network connectivity
An essential building block in the development of automated schemes to reduce CI/CML with associated quantifiable benefits. Understanding of the LV circuit and transformer each customer is fed from allows expected benefits of SM data to be realised. This potentially includes the ability to verify customer phase feeding arrangement, assuming sufficient SM data availability.

Near real-time network connectivity understanding
Visibility of running arrangements at configurable network split points (link boxes). This will provide verification of ongoing operational network changes in as near-to-real-time as possible. This is an enabler for the enhanced level of LV network control which is an expected future requirement for DSO operation.

Improved LV network modelling capability
Development of capability to export LV network and associated network metrics (SM data, EV data, etc) into PSSE systems. Expected to become an essential tool as pressure on the LV network increases through the penetration of LCTs. Quantifiable benefits in terms of saving in design resources and reduced reinforcement through more accurate designs.

Scenario analysis of investment requirements for EV penetration
Development of real SPEN network topologies archetypes, including analysis of EV penetration density from understanding of customer EV charging requirements using GIS data, i.e. distributed on- & off-street parking and/or cluster EV charging locations. Supports the EV NIC proposal and informs SPEN reinforcement requirements for ED2.

Platform for EV connection management
Through the integration of LCT location data and improved LV circuit and transformer connectivity and rating understanding. This would be an overall LCT penetration visualization and access management platform for both internal designer and external customer use. Benefits would be achieved through streamlining the design process and improving customer service.