Start date: December 2011 End date: June 2013 (project closed) Low Carbon Networks Fund: £500,000
We collaborated with Western Power Distribution to evaluate low voltage monitoring solutions in a laboratory and on live electricity networks. Sensors from seven manufacturers were fitted at 28 substations.
Monitoring of our low voltage network is currently limited. To maintain reliable power supplies in the future we need better monitoring to understand the impact as customers use more electricity and connect more renewable generation to our network.
Network Monitoring provides a mechanism by which to better understand our networks and the way that they behave under specific conditions. Monitoring is a key enabler in the move toward ever more dynamic electricity networks.