In the past, limited monitoring data from remote telemetry has been collected and stored. This project is to allow additional data to be collected from these remote devices. The distribution network visibility application will provide easy access to network analysis and visualisation functions to improve how we manage our distribution network and new connections.
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The ability to demonstrate the integration of Power Electronics Devices (PEDs) into the existing distribution network operator (DNO) IT infrastructure is an important aspect of the FUN-LV trials. The project will be trialling robust communication systems that demonstrate the ability to control send and receive data via a full connectivity LV world within PowerOn Fusion – the network management system used by the majority of DNOs across the UK. PED data will be stored with existing network data in a time series database to allow the impact of the PED to be determined and assist in the realisation of the business case.
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The latest smart grid technologies need to be supported by sophisticated systems and IT. The Low Carbon London programme uses a range of systems, communication tools and IT for collecting and monitoring data from our trials and to extrapolate the data.
Three key technology areas – Engineering Instrumentation Zones (EIZs)
Three areas with differing network topology, Brixton, Wandle Valley and Queens Park, will receive intensive measurement to enable the programme to capture the impact of low carbon technologies on the network in as much detail as possible.
Operational Data Store (ODS)
The ODS is a central data store where all of the trial data is held. The database was developed by our programme partner, Siemens, and is a secure system that processes tens of millions of files a second.
We established a Learning Lab within our partner, Imperial College London’s, electrical engineering department to help disseminate the project’s findings. The Lab is linked to the ODS and will enable the university to carry out detailed analysis, modelling, visualisation and simulations.
Participant Management System (PMS)
The PMS is a secure database where information from our trial participants is held, such as survey results and energy consumption behaviour. This will enable our partner, Imperial College London, to extrapolate findings from our London trials that can be applied nationally, or even globally.Find out more about Low Carbon London >>