Jan 2017
Electricity Distribution
OpenLV
WPDEN02
Live
Jan 2017
Dec 2020
Western Power Distribution and Western Power Distribution West Midlands
Sam Rossi Ashton
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Network Innovation Competition
ED - Network improvements and system operability and ED - Customer and stakeholder focus
LV & 11kV Networks, Network Monitoring, Stakeholder Engagement, Substation Monitoring and Substations
£5,445,680.00
The decarbonisation of heat and transport through the wide scale customer adoption of heat pumps and electric vehicles will increase demand on LV networks. Under current business practice this would result in a large amount of conventional LV reinforcement, at significant cost and disruption to customers, to accommodate this increase in demand. New solutions are becoming available, but each delivered on separate, proprietary platforms.
The functionality delivered by the OpenLV Solution will be proven via three complementary Methods:
  • Method 1: LV Network Capacity Uplift;
  • Method 2: Community Engagement; and
  • Method 3: OpenLV Extensibility to 3rd parties.