Jan 2020
Electricity Distribution
Resilience as a Service
Jan 2020
Sep 2024
Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks and Scottish Hydro Electric Power Distribution
Sarah Rigby
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Network Innovation Competition
ED - Network improvements and system operability
Control Systems, Energy Storage, LV & 11kV Networks and Resilience
The Resilience as a Service - RaaS - innovation project seeks to improve the operational resilience of electricity distribution networks in remote areas.
The aim is to develop and trial a new market-based solution which uses services provided by a Battery Energy Storage System (BESS) together with local Distributed Energy Resources (DER) to swiftly, automatically, restore power to customers in the event of a fault.  In addition to demonstrating the technical concept, the work will develop the commercial framework for RaaS - evaluating the financial case from a DNO perspective and assessing the investment case for RaaS service providers with options for revenue stacking in other flexibility services markets.
The RaaS concept would deliver low carbon, cost effective network resilience to improve security of supply for communities in areas susceptible to power outages, supporting the UK’s transition to Net Zero.