Oct 2019
Electricity Distribution
MERLIN (Modelling the Economic Reactions Linking Individual Networks)
NIA_SSEN_0041
Live
Oct 2019
Apr 2021
Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks, Scottish Hydro Electric Power Distribution and Southern Electric Power Distribution
Joe McNeil
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Network Innovation Allowance
ED - Network improvements and system operability, ED - Transition to low carbon future, ED - New technologies and commercial evolution and ED - Customer and stakeholder focus
Carbon Emission Reduction Technologies, Commercial, Environmental and Stakeholder Engagement
£338,600.00
The traditional approach to decision making on network reinforcements is done on an individual circuit by circuit basis i.e. System Planners will review the supply and demand characteristics of a circuit to determine if reinforcement is necessary based on future demand growth expectations.  At this point it may be possible to reinforce via a traditional method e.g. install new overhead lines or possibly utilise a smart solution such as demand side response (DSR).
This project has three high level objectives:

1.     Understand how System Planners can utilise the Grid OS system in order to make more effective investment decisions in a future DSO world from an economic perspective.

2.     Understand what information needs to be provided to DER players in order to make more effective investment decisions in a future DSO world from an economic perspective.
Understand what information needs to be provided to control engineers in order to make more effective operational decisions in a future DSO world from an economic perspective.