Feb 2013
Gas Distribution
Diurnal Storage (Phase 2)
NIA_WWU_001
Complete
Feb 2013
Apr 2014
National Grid Gas Distribution, Northern Gas Networks, SGN and Wales and West Utilities
Bethan Winter and Martyn Pallant
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Network Innovation Allowance
None
Gas Distribution Networks
£396,940.00
The scope of this project is to continue the work of Phase 1, incorporating the following deliverables:

  1. To record Detailed user Requirements from all Distribution Networks for the application

  2. Design Phase (showing storyboard/screenshots)

  3. Stage 2 Model Delivery Software Application

  4. Report describing development of the Stage 2 Model Delivery

The project objective is to build, test and support implementation of a system that applies new modeling techniques and methodologies for predicting diurnal storage needs for a GDN to support both investment and operational planning activities.

The main benefit from the delivery of this project is to have an improved understanding of the factors that influence the storage requirements. In turn this will deliver better network planning performance and by improving the information available to System Operation, it should enable more efficient and accurate use of diurnal storage.