Low Voltage Network Modelling
Electricity North West Limited
Electricity North West Innovation Team
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Innovation Funding Incentive
LV & 11kV Networks
Electricity North West Ltd’s low voltage network is vast comprising some
120,000 feeders supplied from 33,000 transformers and the scale of the
asset base precludes the economic use of SCADA monitoring as used at
HV, one of the key elements of our innovation strategy is to develop better
modelling tools where required. Current design and modelling tools for LV
networks are very limited and early comparisons with recorded data from
the range of monitoring points being installed show they are producing
inaccurate results and this has further highlighted a perceived need for
better LV simulation capabilities. The proposal is to engage CGI (formerly
Logica) to develop an LV modelling tool based on their DPlan software
platform that can be used to simulate the effects of various loading
scenarios on LV networks.
Further development of network modelling tools.