MERLIN (Modelling the Economic Reactions Linking Individual Networks)
Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks, Scottish Hydro Electric Power Distribution and Southern Electric Power Distribution
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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
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.