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Smart grid project informs electricity industry standards update

A new report brings the opportunity to revitalise network planning standards A leading UK smart grid project, the Customer-Led Network Revolution (CLNR) has published important new learning that could help inform and update UK electricity industry network planning standards ACE49, ETR130 and G59. The four-year CLNR project, which came to an end in December 2014 was principally funded by Ofgem’s Low Carbon Network Fund, and aims to kick-start the radical change electricity networks need to make the low-carbon energy sector a reality.

The new study, Review of the Distribution Network Planning and Design Standards for the Future Low Carbon Electricity System, draws on the mass of data collected during the CLNR’s real-world study into current and emerging load and generation characteristics….

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Smart Grid Forum (WS6) – The Value of DSR

Location: London, UK

A joint presentation from Northern Powergrid, UK Power Networks and Scottish and Southern Energy.

CLNR control system put to the test

One of Europe's most sophisticated active network management systems, known as the Grand Unified Scheme or 'GUS' has been deployed for the Customer-Led Network Revolution project.

Leading UK smart grid project, the Customer-Led Network Revolution trialled the system across two main test sites in the Northeast of England, to ascertain how the system could be usd to actively manage the electricity distribution network constraints as we…

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Open Energy Forum – Optimising the the value from digital energy

Location: London, UK

UCL Lecture – Exploring the social life of smart grids, insights from the CLNR project

Smart grids are increasingly touted as essential for meeting the challenges of security, economy and environment facing electricity networks across many developed economies. To date, much of the analysis of the potential of smart grids has focused on their…

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CLNR Project Closedown and Industry Consultation Event

The purpose of the event was to ensure our key stakeholders had the opportunity to explore, absorb and give feedback on our top-level project outputs including our formal project closedown report and our three…

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Industry stakeholders to review findings on smart grid research

Leading UK smart grid project the Customer-Led Network Revolution (CLNR) has embarked on a phase of industry consultation after the project’s close at the end of 2014, following four years’ work from the project team seeking innovative ways to support the UK’s transition to a low carbon economy.

The result, a rich body of work with far-reaching results from trials with real customers on real networks, is undergoing peer review by expert stakeholders. An industry consultation event on 5 February 2015 is giving selected stakeholders the opportunity…

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Smart Metering Forum: Delivering a successful rollout, engagement, installation and technology strategies

Location: Millennium Gloucester, London

Could energy storage prove to be a ‘silver bullet’?

The benefits of electrical energy storage (EES) are widely acknowledged: many energy industry experts and the likes of former Climate Change Minister Greg Barker consider the technology to be a potential “silver-bullet”.

As the UK moves towards a low-carbon future – adopting more renewable energy sources and increasing the electrification of heating and transport to meet UK government carbon reduction targets, EES could help maximise electricity networks’ capacity, decrease carbon emissions…

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New results and recommendations from the CLNR project

New datasets have been released by The Customer-Led Network Revolution project, showing the performance of various network technologies trialled on the project, alongside new proposals and updated information to inform network planning standards.

Over a four-year period, the CLNR project has been assessing the effectiveness of a range of network technologies. The aim of these network trials was to explore smarter alternatives that would utilise existing assets more efficiently and defer or…

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