Electricity North West – CLASS Project Article

Posted 13 August 2015 by Energy Networks Association in Smarter Networks

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Households’ lights could be dimmed and kettles take longer to boil when the wind isn’t blowing, under Government-backed plans to routinely dip the voltage of Britain’s electricity supplies.

As Britain builds more wind farms, the measures to dip voltage could be used when there is an unexpected lull in wind power output.

New technology to instantly dip the voltage of power to entire regions “at the press of a button” has already been quietly trialled on half a million households across north-west England.