Network Resilient Zone Utilising Standby Generation – Feasibility Study
Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks
SSEN Future Networks Team
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Network Innovation Allowance
The concept of proactively installing standby generators to local communities has been previously investigated for particular locations such as a single community hall but proactively providing a standby supply to a wider local network is certainly not common practice and has not been reported on as an operational practice in the UK to our knowledge.
The community is supplied by two 11kV to LV pole mounted transformers with one supplying the community hall and the other supplying the rest of the village. The LV network consists of underground cabling.
This project is innovative as it will consider how the village is affected by weather related faults and consider options to improve resilience by the provision of standby generation at a community level.
The project will estimate the enhancement to supply continuity from the standby generator options and quantify this improvement in supply. The costs associated with the range of options will be estimated then the costs and benefits will be compared to determine the nett effect.
The aim of this project is to determine the viability of options to improve the resilience of supply to a remote village community.
The delivery of a study which determines the viability of options to improve network resilience to a remote village community by the provision of standby generation.