Apr 2013
Electricity Distribution
Feasibility of an Active Network Management Solution
Apr 2013
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 surrounding network.

Active Network Management solutions to increase installed generator capacity and generator export on to the existing network and avoid the need for network reinforcement.