Capacity to Customers – Project Completed: Conclusions and Closedown Report

Posted 14 April 2015 by Energy Networks Association in Smart Consumers, Smarter Networks

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The objective of the C2C Project was to test a combination of enhanced automation technology, non conventional network operational practices (ie increased network interconnection), and commercial demand side response (DSR) contracts alongside customer acceptance to such changes. These innovations were trialled on defined Trial circuits, representing approximately 10% of Electricity North West’s high voltage (HV) system. The Project aimed to prove that the techniques could efficiently release inherent capacity on EHV and HV systems to accommodate future forecast increases in demand and DG, whilst avoiding (or deferring) the cost and environmental impacts that are associated with traditional network reinforcement.