Investigation to Network Resilience to Weather Events
National Grid Electricity System Operator
National Grid TO Innovation Team
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Gas Distribution Networks
This area of research incorporates two projects designed to study
and enhance network resilience to severe weather events.
The first of these projects studies the use of observations in
transmission operations, asset management and resilience to severe
weather as it is collected. It will complement the current system and
this feasibility study will establish whether enhanced provision of
data actually delivers benefits in practice and will highlight relevant
issues with equipment. The project will deliver high quality
observation using up-to-date technology to be accessible as live
data as it becomes available.
The second project is to trial a Web Based service to deliver
information of anticipated heavy rainfall likely to have an impact on
National Grid sub stations.
Issued daily this will provide a Traffic Light Approach advising
National Grid of potential flooding risk (fluvial and pluvial) through
heavy rainfall events. This is designed to be specific to substation
sites provided by National Grid and Phase 1 of a longer term
collaboration between National Grid and other operators,
EA, and the Met Office.