Apr 2013
Electricity Distribution
Low Voltage Automation
Apr 2013
UK Power Networks
UKPN Innovation Team
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Innovation Funding Incentive
LV & 11kV Networks
This project explores whether a novel protection and automation system for low voltage circuits technology can be transferred to the low voltage distribution network. This project is split into five phases:

  • Phase 1 Cost benefit and initial safety case

  • Phase 2 Low voltage system modelling and protection discrimination, combined with detailed safety and operational review

  • Phase 3 Produce a prototype system

  • Phase 4 Test the prototype system on agreed low voltage circuits of the EDF Energy Networks Low Voltage (LV) network

  • Phase 5 Produce a commercial version of the system.
This project proposes to:

  • Explore the issues which would arise in applying the system to the radial underground low voltage distribution network

  • Analyse the safety and operational implications arising from use on low voltage distribution networks

  • Produce a prototype system suitable for deployment on radial underground low voltage distribution networks

  • Install and test the system on agreed radial underground low voltage circuits of the EDF Energy Networks LV network.