Feb 2013
Electricity Distribution
LV Remote Control and Automation
Feb 2013
UK Power Networks
UKPN Innovation Team
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Innovation Funding Incentive
LV & 11kV Networks
The project will aim to examine the management of the Low Voltage (LV) network.
This project aims to provide a complete solution to monitor and automate the LV network. Retrofit-able load break/fault make switches for underground link boxes will be developed, as well as fault break / fault make circuit-breakers for LV panels in substations.

The scope of the LV Remote Control and Automation IFI project which developed prototype devices has been significantly extended to cover the development aspects of the Smart Urban LV Network LCNF Tier 1 project (both projects will be run in parallel), and will also part fund the Area 2 deployment which will investigate potential quality of supply benefits. Once both projects are completed, approximately 50% of the technology development cost would have been funded by UK Power Networks.