May 2016
Electricity Distribution
Common Information Model
May 2016
Sep 2018
Western Power Distribution, Western Power Distribution South West, Western Power Distribution South Wales, Western Power Distribution East Midlands and Western Power Distribution West Midlands
Jennifer Woodruff - Innovation & Low Carbon Networks Engineer
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Network Innovation Allowance
Meshed Networks
The main areas of work within the project are;

  1. Extending the process of matching data from the various systems to 33kV, 66kV and 132 kV networks

  2. Test the benefits of having a network model in CIM format network in terms of software adoption and integration. i.e. test the hypothesis that having a CIM format model greatly simplifies the process of adopting a different planning tool, supporting a suite of niche planning tools, or creating interfaces between systems.

  3. Test the benefits of having a network model in CIM format in terms of data exchange with third parties. i.e. data exchange over DNO boundaries, with National Grid or IDNOs, Local Authorities, Academic bodies. etc.

  4. Test the benefits of having CIM format network models when creating system interfaces.

PowerOnFusion is expected to be used as a repository for the CIM format network model and to support testing of import, export and interfacing functions.

  • To extend the existing Integrated Network Model for 11kV to export data in CIM format.
  • To create a replicable process to combine data for 33kV and 66kV and 132kV networks to identify data quality issues and provide a CIM format output.
  • To test the benefits that arise from creating a CIM format network model in terms of software adoption, information exchange and system interfaces.
  • A specification is written and tested for the network area.

  • A usable CIM format model has been produced to include 33kV, 66KV and 132kV networks.

  • The format model will then be shared with interested 3rd parties.

  • Feedback Question provided to third parties and the responses returned are then used to further inform next steps.