Case Study: Modelling, managing and mitigating fault levels
In January 2013, Western Power Distribution (WPD) began a project called FlexDGrid supported by £17 million of funding through tier two of the Low Carbon Networks Fund (LCNF) - the precursor to the National Innovation Competition.
Editor’s note: Planning New Year’s resolutions
Network's editor suggests Ofgem's recent LCNF review is a good place for networks seeking self improvement to find inspiration.
Next steps for network innovation
Ofgem's Jonathan Brearley discusses the outcomes of the regulator's recent review of innovation funding and its application.
Low carbon vision: insights from the NTVV innovation project
New Thames Valley Vision reveals how an intelligent approach to network monitoring can bring positive benefits to customers.
LCNF success is ‘not defined by business as usual’
Network innovation funding should be judged a success based on the quality of the evidence generated rather than business as usual (BAU) adoption.
WPD: DSR needs 70% deployment to avoid network reinforcement
Western Power Distribution (WPD) has concluded that domestic energy storage and demand response technologies are not a primary route to defer network reinforcement costs from the findings of its £2.8 million SoLa Bristol project.