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.
As Britain’s distribution networks become ‘smarter’, the need to improve visibility of the low voltage network is increasing. 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.