Feb 2013
Electricity Distribution
Autonomous Regional Active Network Management System (AURA NMS)
Feb 2013
UK Power Networks
UKPN Innovation Team
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Innovation Funding Incentive
Comms & IT
The scoping and development of three major areas:

  • Measurement of Distributed Generation (DG) and demand side management to facilitate the connection of DG to the network

  • Develop a controller that will monitor electricity networks, isolate faults quickly and allow distributed generation to remain connected and operating

  • Optimise the network with respect to losses, where distributed generation is concerned.
The project has developed a distributed control system to deliver:

  • Real time automated reconfiguration, initially to a regional network of up to four primary substations

  • Methods to economically, efficiently and effectively integrate large amounts of small scale DG taking into account legacy infrastructure and renewal programmes

  • Network optimisation taking into account DG and electrical energy Storage.