NIE Networks is currently trialling Innovation Projects throughout Northern Ireland. These projects are not Research and Design but rather they are the integration of successfully trialled GB projects into Business as Usual (BaU) here in Northern Ireland. If successful these projects will facilitate the electrification of heat and transport by providing a lower cost alternative to conventional network reinforcement, using both smart and customer based solutions.
Understand how we selected our RP6 innovation projects
The Low Voltage Active Network Management (LV ANM) project will investigate how meshing the network will increase headroom for LCTs.
By dynamically reducing network voltage the Demand Reduction through Voltage Conservation (DRVC) project will seek to manage network constraints.
The Facilitation of Energy Storage Services (FESS) will seek to identify and remove any barriers that exist to customers deploying energy storage devices.
The Demand Side Response (DSR) project will establish a DSO flexibility market.
Using real time thermal rating technology the Smart Asset Monitoring (SAM) project will attempt to increase network headroom.
This project will actively manage network voltage through the installation of a STATCOM on an 11kV circuit.
By coordinating the reactive power from downstream resources, the Nodal Controller will provide reactive power support to the system.