Feasibility of an Active Network Management Solution
UK Power Networks
UKPN Innovation Team
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Active Network Management (ANM) is concerned with facilitating
increased access to existing or future networks. Through the
implementation of ANM, more generation or demand can be
connected to the network than according to the conventional planning
approach. ANM manages the consumption or injection of power to
operate the network within voltage and thermal constraints, should
they occur on the network in real-time.
The project is concerned with assessing the feasibility of extending
the generation export from an existing Combined Cycle Gas Turbine (CCGT) by actively monitoring
and managing access to the capacity available on the Norfolk 33kV
network in real-time. At the present time, the CCGT is restricted to
maximum output levels based on the seasonal ratings of the
Active Network Management solutions to increase installed generator
capacity and generator export on to the existing network and avoid
the need for network reinforcement.