Flexible Approaches for Low Carbon Optimised Networks (FALCON)
Western Power Distribution
WPD Future Networks Team (01332 827446)
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LCN Fund Tier 2
Energy Storage and Demand Response
FALCON will trial a range of innovative solutions, including commercial agreements with industrial and commercial customers who agree to control of appreciable amounts of load in relatively short periods of time. The trials will identify market and commercial barriers to DNOs use of DSR and test the market for third party service providers. In particular the project is demonstrating options to address location specific constraint management. Outputs include bespoke contracts, back office systems and best practice guidelines.
The transition to a low carbon economy will present significant challenges to the existing distribution networks.
FALCON aims to:
- Gain an understanding of the dynamic nature of the utilisation and demands placed on this part of the network
- Assess a number of alternative solutions to existing reinforcement methodology currently used
- Remove constraints on the 11kV network, thereby removing barriers that may hinder the uptake of LCTs, and therefore the transition to a low carbon future.