Chris Goodhand, Innovation Manager (01977 605641)
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Innovation Funding Incentive
LV & 11kV Networks
The project will develop a geospatial information system (GIS)
demonstrator showing how smart data can be uploaded and applied to
improve key business decision making.
Low carbon energy networks are being developed at Northern
Powergrid which utilise distributed energy resources (DERs) and smart
home technologies. This project is in the form of part-sponsorship of a
university PhD being carried out under the auspices of Sheffield
University’s EFutures programme. It aims to understand what
information will become available with the introduction of new smart
meter and low carbon technologies into the market place, and to
establish how we can derive business benefit from it by either changing
existing processes or introducing new processes.
The relevance of this project to the business then is that it aims to make
a significant contribution to the next generation of network
management systems through understanding and showing the
capabilities of geospatial diagrams and data representation with regards
to low carbon and smart data, in terms of the impact they can have on
network management. The project contributes to our preparedness for
the future by enhancing our understanding of the data management
implications of low carbon technologies.