Apr 2013
Electricity Transmission
Infrastructure Development for the Electricity Transmission Network for 2020 to 2030
Apr 2013
National Grid Electricity System Operator
National Grid TO Innovation Team
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Innovation Funding Incentive
Asset Management
The project will develop solutions for increasing the transmission capacity of the GB transmission system through the use of new or previously unused technologies. The project will also examine the potential to design optimised control systems for devices such as series capacitors and HVDC links which maximise the benefits delivered to the network.
To develop novel/innovative solutions (including use of series compensation / integration AC/DC solutions and the development of smart transmission system) focussed on designing and delivering an economic and efficient transmission system in a coordinated manner to meet the government's renewable target challenges.

The key areas of this work involve identifying technology barriers to transmission delivery and developing strategies to address them based on predictive, credible long term scenarios. The overall objective is to ensure short / medium term technical engineering developments are consistent with long term objectives up to 2020 -2030.