Apr 2013
Electricity Distribution
ENA/ENFG Smart Grid Studies
Apr 2013
Northern Powergrid
Chris Goodhand, Innovation Manager (01977 605641)
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Innovation Funding Incentive
LV & 11kV Networks
ENA commissioned Engage Consulting Limited to undertake a comprehensive analysis of networks requirements for a smart metering system for electricity and gas, as part of a broader smart grid. This project was split into 4 Workstreams (WS):

  • WS 1 ENA Smart Metering System Requirements

  • WS 2 Development of Appropriate Use Cases

  • WS 3 Performance Standards & Communication Requirements

  • WS 4 Privacy & Security Considerations

A study was also carried out by Imperial College London to look at the benefits of advanced smart metering for demand response-based control of distribution networks.

Arising from ENFG requirements, the work in this project is delivered by two parallel workstreams:

  • Smart metering and communication requirements by network operators to facilitate a robust smart grid for the future

  • Analysis of the expectation of demand increases due to the penetration of electric vehicles and heat pumps and impact on the network and the benefits of a smart grid.