Low Voltage (LV) Network Automation
Electricity North West Limited
Electricity North West Innovation Team
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Innovation Funding Incentive
LV & 11kV Networks
Traditionally Low Voltage (LV) feeders are designed and operated on a fit and forget basis where the circuit is predominantly static with its configuration only being
altered for maintenance activities or when customers complain of
unacceptable power quality. All low voltage feeders are protected by fuses
and many are fitted with link boxes interconnecting with other low voltage
feeders to allow loads to be supplied from alternative sources during
maintenance or after faults.
This project will investigate the optimal utilisation of LV networks.
This project aims to facilitate development of an automated LV network that
is capable of being switched into alternative mesh configurations in real
time to provide greater flexibility to connect small-scale embedded
generation and other smart grid loads and demands.