Oct 2013
Electricity Distribution
Impact of Electrolysers on the Distribution Network
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Oct 2013
Apr 2016
Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks and Scottish Hydro Electric Power Distribution
SSEN Future Networks Team
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Network Innovation Allowance
None
£165,000.00
Scope: To design and test an operational system for the safe, efficient operation of an electrolyser connected to the distribution network and establish a commercial framework for carrying out trials. To allow us to assess impacts of a large scale electrolyser on the network and produce a technical design for the ANM system which will allow a full range of trials to be undertaken.

Objectives:
1) demonstrate and understand safe and efficient connection and operation of electrolysers and their impact on the system;
2) develop operational strategies to minimise the potential impact of electrolysers on the network;
3) identify the potential to provide other network services.
 

Success Criteria 1: Development of operational practices and commercial arrangements to support the system implementation and operation.

Success Criteria 2: Identification of the extent to which an electrolyser can be controlled to minimise its impact on the network and if it can be used as a tool to manage issues caused by other disruptive technologies.

Success Criteria 3: Production and dissemination of learning around the expected operation of electrolysers, their impact on the network and strategies to deal with any impact.