Jul 2015
Electricity Distribution
Network Resilient Zone Utilising Embedded Generation – Feasibility Study
NIA_SSEPD_0012
Complete
Jul 2015
Sep 2015
Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks
SSEN Future Networks Team
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Network Innovation Allowance
None
£35,000.00
The concept of operating isolated networks in island mode has been considered previously but full implementation of an islanded network zone is not common practise.

This project is innovative as it will consider options to make use of the four wind turbines and the DECC funded 1.68MWh, 105kW battery already located on Gigha. The requirement for Innovative commercial arrangements will be considered and identified as necessary as the operation of these non-SSEPD owned assets would be required to enable and support operation in “island” mode.

Innovative technical arrangements will be considered and identified as necessary.The potential application of this study to other areas of the network is becoming more widespread as distributed renewable generation and energy storage assets become more widely used.

The aim of this project is to determine the viability of options to permit the operation of a remote rural network containing renewable generation and energy storage in island mode.

The delivery of a study which determines the viability of options to permit the operation of a remote network in island mode.