Active local distribution network management for embedded generation

White, Sara (2005) Active local distribution network management for embedded generation. Other. Department of Trade and Industry, London, UK.

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Abstract

Traditionally, distribution networks have been operated as passive networks with uni-directional power flows. With the connection of increasing amounts of distributed generation, these networks are becoming active with power flowing in two directions, hence requiring more intelligent forms of management. The report into issues for access to electricity networks published by the Ofgem/DTI Embedded Generation Working Group in January 2001 called for new work in the area of active distribution network management. The report suggested an evolution from the present passive network control philosophy to fully active network control methods. In line with these recommendations Econnect is developing a new type of distribution network controller, called GenAVC. GenAVC is a controller for electricity distribution networks that aims to increase the amount of energy that can be exported onto the distribution networks by generating plants. The UK is leading the world in electricity de-regulation and one aspect of this is the increasing demand for the connection of distributed generation. Active distribution network management is seen to be essential for networks to accommodate the levels of distributed generation that are predicted for 2010. The work being undertaken as part of this project is therefore at the forefront of international network management technology.

Item Type: Report (Other)
Additional Information: This report is licensed under Crown Copyright under the terms of the Open Government Licence.
Subjects: K900 Others in Architecture, Building and Planning
Department: Faculties > Engineering and Environment > Geography and Environmental Sciences
Depositing User: EPrint Services
Date Deposited: 02 Feb 2011 10:03
Last Modified: 10 Aug 2015 11:35
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/3809

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