Electricity North West Limited
Electricity North West Innovation Team
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Innovation Funding Incentive
Comms & IT
To ensure timely delivery of the load related capital investment programme, for grid and primary networks, it is essential to develop a forecast of network reinforcement needs. The forecast should look ahead 20 years and be reviewed annually to produce a rolling programme. Certainty of the programme of work and its associated cost will allow ENWL to plan its resource requirement and negotiate its revenue stream with Ofgem on the basis of a justified Price Control submission. It is proposed to specify and develop with our partners, TNEI Services, an expansion planning tool. The new software module will sit alongside the existing IPSA software suite and using the existing IPSA network model of the Grid and Primary distribution network will apply DC load flow techniques, with a set of reinforcement rules to create an investment profile for the given time horizon.
This project is aiming to develop a new software module that will sit alongside the existing IPSA software suite and use the existing IPSA network model of the grid and primary distribution network.