Active Network Management
SP Energy Networks reveals fault level management breakthrough
Electricity distributor SP Energy Networks has unveiled groundbreaking new technology that can give an accurate real-time reading of the short circuit capacity, or fault level, on networks.
Dealing with distributed energy
Active Network Management (ANM) has grown in sync with the rise of distributed energy over the last two decades. Dr Graham Ault, co-founder and executive director of Smarter Grid Solutions, provides an update on the current applications of ANM beyond flexible distributed generation (DG) connections and explores the current state of the ANM market in the UK.
SSEN picks ZIV to provide ANM solutions
Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks (SSEN) has chosen ZIV Automation to provide active network management (ANM) solutions.
UKPN reveals electricity network control system plans
Network operator UK Power Networks has unveiled plans for what it claims is the world's most advanced electricity network control system.
The benefits of flexibility
Graham Ault, executive director at Smarter Grid Solutions, discusses the key values that flexibility can bring to an economically developed and operated grid.
Technology & Operations
Smarter Grid Solutions completes Shetland upgrade
Smarter Grid Solutions has successfully completed an upgrade to Shetland's Active Network Management system after the completion of a five-year project with the island's electricity network operator.
Hybrid battery demo enters third phase
Smarter Grid Solutions has completed the second stage of a hybrid battery storage demonstration scheme in Scotland.
ENA reveals roadmap for shift to DSO model
The Energy Networks Association has published a roadmap outlining the key steps in the introduction of the distribution system operator (DSO) model for local power networks.
WPD calls for feedback on DSO plan
Western Power Distribution (WPD) has called for responses to its new roadmap for the evolution of the network into a distribution system operator (DSO).
Active network management triumph in Shetlands smart grid scheme
An £18 million smart grid trial on the Shetland Islands has been hailed as a success by Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks.
A golden age: EA Technology celebrates 50 years
From state-owned research body to market-led solutions provider, 50 years have seen EA Technology change beyond all recognition, says chief executive Robert Davies as the firm celebrates its golden anniversary.
The revolution has started
Network innovation scheme are starting to give a tangible feeling of what smart grid operation will be like, says Siemens' Colin Henry