UK Power Networks, Eastern Power Networks, London Power Networks and South Eastern Power Networks
Colin Scoble, John Moutafidis
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Network Innovation Allowance
ED - Network improvements and system operability and ED - New technologies and commercial evolution
Asset Management, Control Systems, Protection and Substations
The new protection system method could save approximately £100k each time it is deployed. Based on the pace of replacement programs for the first years of RIIO-ED1 and discussions with subject matter experts, we made a hypothesis that the proposed solution can be deployed two times a year initially and scale up to five. As such the method could provide a saving of £200-500k in future value per year. This does not cover some of the intangible benefits which are:
- Less labour to install and test means less time on site so safer way to deliver work;
- Easier to upgrade protection for new connections;
- Having a futureproof system removes the need for replacement programs; and
- Less engineering time needed because of using international standardised solutions.