Network Design New Generation
National Grid Electricity System Operator
National Grid TO Innovation Team
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Innovation Funding Incentive
This programme of work consists of the following projects:
- Impact of Offshore Networks on the Insulation
Coordination and Operation of the National Grid Transmission
- Generic Compliance Development for Renewable
- Improve reliability of future system by enabling
integration of new generation
- Wind Power Management System
- 2020 Renewable Black Start Asset Research.
This programme of work is concentrated on minimising and
mitigating any negative impacts of connecting new types of power
generation (including large scale offshore wind and supercritical coal)
to the transmission system.
There are several areas under consideration. The first of these seeks
to identify and assess the impact of large offshore transmission
system connections on the levels of electromagnetic transients likely
at the points of connection to the onshore network.
There are several projects in the programme that are concerned with
ensuring that future generation (renewable, thermal and nuclear) will
comply with the technical requirements required of them under UK
There is also a project in the programme that addresses the fact in
the future Black Start capability will need to be supplied by a diverse
mix of generation which will include renewable sources that until now
are unable to provide this service.
This programme seeks to ensure that future generation technologies
are compatible with, and do not have an adverse affect on, current
and future transmission assets.