Network Innovation Allowance
ED - Network improvements and system operability, ED - New technologies and commercial evolution, ED - Safety and health and environment
Asset Management, Comms & IT, Control Systems, Cyber Security, LV & 11kV Networks, Network Automation, Network Monitoring and Substation Monitoring
The key business benefits, for basement substation is gaining visibility and control of assets which are typically only accessible Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm and below are some additional DNO financial benefits for Linkboxes.
- Manual inspection of 33% of the 30000 Linkboxes a year assuming 16 per day per person and £400 a day equates to £250k per year. If manual inspection is reduced to once every six years then the average saving per year is £125k. If the Linkboxes increase to 100,000 then the saving is £417k per year
- 500 units out of 30,000 are replaced each year at a cost of £3.3 million (£6.6k per Linkbox) and if Proactive monitoring can reduce this by 5% then this would save on average £165k a year. If the Linkboxes grow to 100,000 then the per year saving would be £550k a year.