Infrastructure Development for the Electricity Transmission Network for 2020 to 2030
National Grid Electricity System Operator
National Grid TO Innovation Team
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Innovation Funding Incentive
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.