Apr 2013
Electricity Distribution
Smart Network Trial
Apr 2013
Western Power Distribution
WPD Future Networks Team (01332 827446)
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Innovation Funding Incentive
LV & 11kV Networks
To equip all High Voltage/ Low Voltage (HV/LV) pole and ground mounted distribution s/s fed from one 132/66/11 kV primary s/s, with measurement facilities to capture loading information and communicate back into WPD corporate systems including ENMAC SCADA.
To trial and demonstrate acquisition of measurement quantities from existing legacy main network equipment, monitor and communicate back to WPD corporate IT systems including ENMAC scada system. The project work contains the following elements:

  • Selection of appropriate readily available hardware units for monitoring, metering, communicating, and housing

  • Developing risk assessed installation techniques covering a wide range of legacy distribution system assets to which the above will be fitted

  • Establishing communication links to a WPD data server

  • Monitoring meter outputs / communication path continuity

  • Provide rapid loss of supply indication

  • Assessment against existing apportionment and modelling approaches.