Low Voltage Automation
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.
UKPN Innovation Page on Apr 24, 2013