Feb 2013
Electricity Distribution
Demand-Side Management and Risk
Feb 2013
Northern Powergrid
Chris Goodhand, Innovation Manager (01977 605641)
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Innovation Funding Incentive
Energy Storage and Demand Response
Development of a methodology to assess 'where' and 'how much' demand side resource is located on the network, which can be used to provide benefits for a range of issues such as peak lopping and short-term voluntary peak shedding. The methodology includes an assessment of the potential benefit of accessing and applying this demand side resource to defer network reinforcement and locate vulnerable network components.

The project builds on a previous network risk project but also brings a cross-functional approach, combining both sociological practices of consumers on the network and engineering characteristics of the network, to solving a technical network issue.

The project covers a broad range of issues, but mainly focuses on deferring network reinforcement, with potential benefits in the areas of aging assets, connection arrangements and remote reconfigurability. In addition engineering, anthropology and business areas will be explored.