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Network Innovation Allowance (NIA) Summary

29/07/2016

Western Power Distribution’s Network Innovation Allowance (NIA) Summary Report for 2015/16.

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CarConnect - Algorithm Development and Testing

16/05/2017

This report summarises the testing of demand management algorithms which has taken place using the EV test rig at EA Technology's office as part of the Electric Nation project. 

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CarConnect - Customer Research Update April 2017

16/05/2017

This document provides an introduction to the information collected for customer research purposes by the Electric Nation project. 

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CarConnect - Marketing and PR Report April 2017

16/05/2017

This report provides a comprehensive overview of all marketing and public relations (PR) activity that has taken place for the Electric Nation project from project start in May 2016 through to April 2017. 

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WPD's Balancing Act Conference Presentations - 11th May 2017

15/05/2017

Presentation slides from WPD's Balancing Act Conference held on 11th May 2017. 

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Losses Investigation - Progress Report March 2017

05/05/2017

This report details progress of the project, from initial registration through to March 2017.

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Solar Storage - Progress Report March 2017

05/05/2017

This report details progress of the project, from initial registration through to March 2017.

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LV Connect and Manage - Progress Report March 2017

05/05/2017

This report details progress of the project, from initial registration through to March 2017.

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Project ENTIRE - Progress Report March 2017

05/05/2017

This report details progress of the project, from initial registration through to March 2017. 

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CarConnect - Progress Report March 2017

05/05/2017

This report details progress of the project, from initial registration through to March 2017.

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FREEDOM - Progress Report March 2017

05/05/2017

This report details progress of the project, from initial registration through to March 2017. 

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FlexDGrid - Technical Dissemination Presentation

04/05/2017

Presentation slides from FlexDGrid technical dissemination event on 26th April 2017.

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Innovation Spring 2017 Newsletter

28/04/2017

Our latest newsletter details some of the key insights gained form our recent innovation projects as well as information about exciting new projects were working on. 

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LV Connect and Manage - Information Leaflet

12/04/2017

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Superconducting Cables - Information Leaflet

12/04/2017

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Project ENTIRE - Information Leaflet

12/04/2017

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EV Emissions Testing - Information Leaflet

12/04/2017

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FREEDOM - Registration Form

12/04/2017

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Time Series Data Quality - Information Leaflet

12/04/2017

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FlexDGrid - SDRC 11 Report

27/03/2017

This document fulfils the eleventh Successful Delivery Reward Criterion (SDRC) of FlexDGrid "Development of novel commercial frameworks with generation and demand customers" (SDRC-11) by building on the learning gathered from the installation, open loop and closed loop testing of the technologies through integration in to WPD's existing policies, connection agreements and operational procedures. 

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Sunshine Tariff - Closedown Report

23/03/2017

This project sought to develop and trial the feasibility of an ‘offset connection agreement’, which would enable generation customers to connect to the network on the basis that they could change the pattern of local demand on the network to offset the power generated. 

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Time Series Data Quality - Closedown Report

23/03/2017

The Time Series Data Quality project aimed to improve the quality and usability of the network operational data by developing ‘Big Data’ analysis techniques, and using these to look specifically at that data collected on a half hourly basis using an initial pilot evaluation area covering the WPD South West region. The main objective being to understand the issues and determine how best to address them. It was also intended that by understanding the data more comprehensively, that this would also benefit our control systems. At the end of the project we would then disseminate our findings for all DNO’s to then apply any learning for their own purposes. 

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Sunshine Tariff - Webinar FAQs

28/02/2017

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HV Voltage Control - Closedown Report

09/02/2017

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Seasonal Generation Deployment Closedown Report

09/02/2017

The Seasonal Generation Deployment project intended to investigate generation utilisation via innovative commercial arrangements and novel automated control solutions to overcome the temporary stresses witnessed on the electricity network. This closedown report details the approach taken in seeking to install commercially surplus generation from the UK's fleet of rental assets at constrained points of the distribution network with a view to deferring capital investment.

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Sunshine Tariff - Customer Recruitment Learning Report

07/02/2017

The Sunshine Tariff trial sought to test the effectiveness of a time of use tariff in shifting demand to when solar PV was generating and to explore the feasibility of an offset connection agreement. Households were encouraged to take part in the trial and to switch to the Sunshine Tariff. Considerable learning was gained from the recruitment and switching process, which is set out in this report. 

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Sunshine Tariff - The Customer Response

07/02/2017

This report sets out both the quantitative and qualitative findings from the trial. The quantitative findings are descriptive and do not attempt to provide statistical association or correlation due to the small sample size. The qualitative analysis provides insight into the underlying attitudes of the participants to the study. 

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Sunshine Tariff - Feasibility Report

07/02/2017

The purpose of this feasibility report is to set out the findings of a study into the commercial viability of a new time of use tariff, the 'Sunshine Tariff', to determine whether the second phase of trialling the tariff in a community should go ahead. 

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Sunshine Tariff - Summary Report

07/02/2017

A summary report developed by Western Power Distribution and Regen SW to describe the challenges, trials, feasibility, responses and conclusions from the project. 

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Isles of Scilly - Closedown Report

07/02/2017

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Interconnection of WPD and NGC SCADA Systems - Closedown Report

07/02/2017

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FREEDOM - Customer Engagement Plan

03/02/2017

This Customer Engagement Plan (CEP) applies to customers participating in the FREEDOM Project. It is accompanied by a Data Protection Strategy (DPS) which sets out the how participant personal data will be collected and managed.

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CarConnect - Customer Engagement Plan

02/02/2017

This Customer Engagement Plan (CEP) details the arrangements that the project has made for engaging with 'relevant customers'.

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CarConnect - Data Protection Strategy

02/02/2017

This Data Protection Strategy covers key questions surrounding how the Project will handle customer and technical data from the initial data capture until the cessation of project activitites to the point at which data is destroyed. 

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CarConnect - Electric Nation Brochure

02/02/2017

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LV Connect and Manage - Customer Engagement Plan

27/01/2017

The LV Connect and Manage Customer Engagement Plan sets out how WPD, its Project Partner Nortech Management Limited (NML) and contractors will engage with, or impact upon, Relevant Customers as part of the project.

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LV Connect and Manage - Data Protection Strategy

27/01/2017

The LV Connect and Manage Data Protection Strategy sets out how WPD, its Project Partner Nortech Management Limited (NML) and contractors will collect and use any personal data of Relevant Customers as part of the project.

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Innovation Winter 2016 Newsletter

27/01/2017

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Demand Side Response

11/01/2017

WPD's learning to date with domestic customers.

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NGC Interconnection - Registration form

05/01/2017

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NGC Interconnection - Project changes

05/01/2017

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OpenLV Formal Direction

04/01/2017

Letter to Ofgem explaining the formal direction of the OpenLV project.

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OpenLV NIC Bid

04/01/2017

The OpenLV Project will trial an open, flexible platform that could ultimately be deployed to every LV substation in Great Britain. Through three key Methods, the Project will demonstrate the platform’s ability to provide benefits to the network, customers, commercial entities and research organisations. 

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Low Voltage Sensors Closedown Report

01/01/2017

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Smart Hooky Closedown Report

01/01/2017

This report concludes the findings of the Smart Hooky Project.

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Suburban PV Impact - Closedown Report

01/01/2017

This report details the work undertaken and the findings from the Tier-1 project, PV impact on suburban networks. 

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Voltage Control System Demonstration - Phase 2 Closedown Report

01/01/2017

Voltage Control System Demonstration Project: Phase 2 Close - Down Report

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FlexDGrid - SDRC10 - Appendix 6

23/12/2016

Data Availability

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FlexDGrid - SDRC10 - Appendix 3

22/12/2016

Industry Presentations

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FlexDGrid - SDRC8 - Open-Loop testing of FCL's

22/12/2016

Installation and Open-Loop Tests of Fault Level Mitigation Equipment.

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FlexDGrid - SDRC10 - Appendix 4

22/12/2016

DNO Workshops

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Project SYNC - Demand Turn Up

21/12/2016

This report investigates the Demand Turn Up (DTU) service, introduced in 2016 to encourage large energy users and generators to either increase demand or reduce generation when there is excess energy and low demand on the system. After identifying similar requirements, National Grid and Western Power Distribution (WPD) trialled the sharing of DTU; the first time a Balancing Service had been shared between two parties.

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FlexDGrid - SDRC9 Report - Installation and Closed Loop Tests of FLMs & FCLs

21/12/2016

This document fulfils the ninth Successful Delivery Reward Criterion of FlexDGrid “Installation and Closed-Loop Tests of Fault Level Monitors and Fault Level Mitigation Equipment” (SDRC-9) by demonstrating the control of the network and quantification of gains. 

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FlexDGrid - SDRC10 - Analysis of Test Results

21/12/2016

Analysis of Test Results, Evaluating and Quantifying the Benefits of the Solution and Applicability to GB HV Electricity Networks.

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FlexDGrid - SDRC10 - Appendix 2

21/12/2016

CIRED Papers

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FlexDGrid - SDRC10 - Appendix 5

21/12/2016

LCNI Presentations

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Network Equilibrium Progress Report

20/12/2016

This report details progress of the project, focusing on the last six months, June 2016 to November 2016. 

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FlexDGrid - Project Progress Report Nov 2016

20/12/2016

This report details progress of the project, focusing on the last six months, June 2016 to November 2016. 

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AFLMS Appendix B.1 - CIRED Paper

30/11/2016

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Early Learning - Closedown Report

30/11/2016

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Innovation Newsletter - Autumn 2016

31/10/2016

Our latest newsletter details some of the key insights gained from our recent innovation projects as well as information about exciting new projects were working on. 

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Voltage Reduction Analysis - Closedown Report

13/10/2016

This report summarises all of the findings of the Voltage Reduction Analysis project. 

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Demand Flexibility

19/09/2016

Presentation from Balancing Act Event Thursday 8th September 2016.

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Demand Flexibility Voting Results

19/09/2016

Presentation from Balancing Act Event Thursday 8th September 2016.

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Transition to DSO

19/09/2016

Presentation from Balancing Act Event Thursday 8th September 2016.

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Transition to DSO Voting Results

19/09/2016

Presentation from Balancing Act Event Thursday 8th September 2016.

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CarConnect - Presentation

15/09/2016

A presentation for the Balancing Act Conference, Thursday 8th September 2016.

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FlexDGrid - Presentation

14/09/2016

Presentation from Balancing Act Conference on Thursday 8th September 2016.

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Network Equilibrium Presentation

14/09/2016

Presentation from the Balancing Act Conference on Thursday 8th September 2016.

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HV Voltage Control - Registration form

30/08/2016

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Industrial and Commercial Storage - Registration form

30/08/2016

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Carbon Tracing - Registration Form

30/08/2016

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EV Emissions Testing - Registration Form

30/08/2016

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LV Plus - Registration Form

30/08/2016

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REACT - Closedown Report

23/08/2016

This report concludes the findings of the Reactive Power Exchange Application Capability Transfer (REACT) project.

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Smart Grid - Closedown Report

23/08/2016

This report concludes the findings of the Smart grid Forum Work Stream 7 project.

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Superconducting Cables - Work Package 1 Report

23/08/2016

This study examines the feasibility of using High Temperature Superconducting (HTS) cables to address capacity issues on the network.

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Project ENTIRE - Registration Form

16/08/2016

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Solar Storage - Impact Study

11/08/2016

A study on the balancing and settlement business impact. 

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ECHO - Closedown Report

02/08/2016

This report concludes the findings of the Energy Control for Household Optimisation (ECHO) project.

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Electric Boulevards - Closedown Report

02/08/2016

This report concludes the findings of the Electric Boulevards project.

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Voltage Control System Demonstration - Phase 1 Closedown Report

02/08/2016

This report concludes the findings of the Phase 1 section of the Voltage Control System Demonstration Project.

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Voltage Reduction Analysis - Webinar Q&A Session

01/08/2016

This document summarises the questions asked at the VRA webinar on the 5th of July 2016. 

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Innovation Summer 2016 Newsletter

29/07/2016

Our latest newsletter details some of the key insights gained form our recent innovation projects as well as information about exciting new projects were working on. 

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Voltage Reduction Analysis - Report

14/07/2016

This report is from the University of Bath. 

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Voltage Reduction Analysis - Webinar

14/07/2016

Presentation from the webinar event. 

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SoLa Bristol Closedown Report

06/07/2016

This report is republished after comments from Ofgem pertaining to the SDRC Application. Changes pertain to an SDRC hyperlink and additional clarification on the peer review process followed. 

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Project FALCON Closedown Report Final

06/07/2016

This report is republished after comments from Ofgem pertaining to the SDRC Application. Changes pertain to two SDRC hyperlinks only. 

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Voltage Reduction Analysis - Learning Report

29/06/2016

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Management of plug-in vehicle uptake on distribution networks - Registration form

29/06/2016

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CarConnect - Registration form

28/06/2016

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LV Connect and Manage - Registration form

28/06/2016

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Superconducting Cables - Registration form

28/06/2016

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Global Analysis of Smart Grid Telecommunications Solutions - Registration form

28/06/2016

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CIM Registration form

27/06/2016

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Project SYNC - T1 Results

27/06/2016

Results of Technique three - Impact of cloud cover on PV dominated distribution networks. 

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Project Progress Report May 2016 - FlexDGrid

17/06/2016

This report highlights learning and progress from FlexDGrid Nov 2015 - May 2016.

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Network Equilibrium Progress Report

17/06/2016

This report highlights learning and progress from Equilibrium Dec 2015 - May 2016.

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Improved Statistical Ratings - Registration Form

19/05/2016

Registration form for collaboration project. 

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Review of Engineering - Registration Form

19/05/2016

Registration form for collaboration project.

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Smart Grid - Registration Form

19/05/2016

Registration form for collaborative project. 

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REACT - Registration Form

19/05/2016

Registration form for collaborative project. 

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Sunshine Tariff - Customer Communication and Data Protection Plan

03/05/2016

The purpose of the Customer Communications Plan is to provide a summary of how Western Power Distribution (WPD) and any of its External Collaborators or partners will engage with, or impact upon, customers during the Project.

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Innovation Spring 2016 Newsletter

29/04/2016

Our latest newsletter details some of the key insights gained form our recent innovation projects as well as information about exciting new projects were working on. 

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SoLa Bristol Closedown Report

14/04/2016

This report summarises all of the findings of the SoLa Bristol project. 

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Telecoms Analysis - Registration Form

14/04/2016

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Time Series Data Quality - Registration Form

14/04/2016

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Voltage Reduction Analysis - Registration Form

14/04/2016

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Losses Investigation Registration Form

14/04/2016

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Project SYNC - T3 Outline

12/04/2016

Outline of Technique 3 - Manually dispatched response signals from a WPD control facility (DSR).

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CarConnect - Information Leaflet

12/04/2016

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Network Equilibrium SDRC 3

24/03/2016

This is a detailed report of the Flexible Power Link Method. 

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SoLa Bristol - Republished Final Report

14/03/2016

This is an amended and updated version post feedback from Ofgem to clarify the various elements of the SDRC, including a summary table. No other changes have been made to other content. 

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Project FALCON close down report

08/03/2016

The Close down report has been republished as there was a minor error in the financial table in Section 7 which has now been updated. No other changes have been made to the content. 

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Innovation Strategy 2016

02/03/2016

2016 Innovation Strategy

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Network Equilibrium SDRC 2

01/03/2016

This is the detailed design report of the System Voltage Optimisation (SVO) Method

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Network Equilibrium SDRC 2 Appendix

01/03/2016

This is the detailed design appendix of the System Voltage Optimisation (SVO) Method.

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Active Fault Level Management Scheme - Closedown Report

18/02/2016

This report details the approach taken in seeking to develop, test and install an Active Fault Level Monitor (AFLM) as part of this LCNF Tier-1 project.

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Network Equilibrium SDRC 1

28/01/2016

This is a detailed report of the Enhanced Voltage Assessment Method. 

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Network Equilibrium Presentation

28/01/2016

This presentation was given at the System Voltage Optimisation workshop on 27th January 2016.

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Network Equilibrium Discussion Paper

26/01/2016

Voltage Limits Assessment Discussion Paper

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SoLa Bristol SDRC Report

15/01/2016

This report concludes the findings of the SoLa Bristol Project. 

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Project FALCON close down report

30/12/2015

This report concludes the findings of Project FALCON.

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Network Equilibrium Progress Report

23/12/2015

This report highlights the learning and progress from May 2015 to November 2015.

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Project SOLA Bristol

23/12/2015

This report highlights the learning and progress from June 2015 to November 2015.

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FLEXDGRID Heat and Power for Birmingham

23/12/2015

This report highlights the learning and progress from June 2015 to November 2015.

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Project FALCON close down Presentation

11/11/2015

Policy Manager Paul Jewell, Future Networks Manager Roger Hey and the team from Project FALCON presented the concluding findings from Project Manager at King's Place London on 10th November 2015. 

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Airborne Inspections - Registration Form

01/11/2015

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Network Equilibrium Presentation

07/10/2015

Philip Bale hosted the first EVA workshop with Parsons Brinkerhoff, inviting DNO’s and other key industry stakeholders to explore and understand the Statutory Voltage Limits in the UK and across Europe. The presentation includes an overview of Network Equilibrium and the initial findings and discussed the potential opportunities and restrictions for amendments to the existing voltage limits.  

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Project FALCON close down report summary

30/09/2015

This is a summary of the whole project and it’s workstreams, covering the various elements of FALCON, approach and conclusions. Further information can then be found in the detailed reports for each workstream.

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Project FALCON close down report Mesh Network

30/09/2015

This is a detailed report of the Meshed Networks technique.

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Project FALCON close down report Telcos

30/09/2015

This is a detailed report on the FALCON Telco's WiMAX network. 

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Project FALCON close down report Energy Storage

30/09/2015

This is a detailed report of the Battery Storage technique.

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ECHO - Update June 2015

07/09/2015

An update on the progress of the current smart plug project. 

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Project SYNC - Registration Form

01/09/2015

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Community Energy Action - Closedown Report

05/08/2015

Close down report for the Community Energy Action project. 

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Sunshine Tariff - Registration Form

01/07/2015

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Network Templates - South Wales Voltage Reduction Analysis

17/04/2015

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Solar Storage - Registration Form

01/04/2015

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Network Templates - Registration Form

01/03/2015

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Network Equilibrium Registration Form

01/03/2015

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Network Templates - Industry summary report Welsh version

05/12/2014

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Network Templates - Industry summary report

05/12/2014

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Network Templates Classification Tool - Nov 2013

05/12/2014

This tool arises from the LV Network Templates project. This created substation load profiles using statistical techniques applied to the load data which was obtained by monitoring over 800 substations in South Wales for over a year. The load profiles will allow planning engineers to quickly estimate the daily and seasonal load profiles so that they can assess the likely capacity for low carbon technologies to be connected at a given substation.

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Network Templates - Project Progress Report Dec 2012

05/12/2014

This report highlights the LV Template project's progress so far (dated December 2012).

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Network Templates - Post Project Overview

05/12/2014

This slide pack summarises the project post-completion. It explains what we set out to achieve, how we are collecting the data for the project and our next steps.

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Network Templates Closedown Report

05/12/2014

This report concludes the findings as part of the LV Templates project. Published October 2013.

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Network Templates Closedown Report - Appendix C

05/12/2014

Evaluation

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Network Templates Closedown Report - Appendix B

05/12/2014

Customer Communication Plan

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Network Templates Closedown Report - Appendix A

05/12/2014

Knowledge Management

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Network Templates Project Progress Report Dec 2011

05/12/2014

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Network Templates Report - FINAL

05/12/2014

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Network Templates Project Progress Report June 2012

05/12/2014

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Network Templates Project Progress Report June 2011

05/12/2014

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Network Templates - Project Progress Report

05/12/2014

Tier 2 Appendix 1 - June 2012

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Network Templates Knowledge Sharing Event May 2013 Feedback

05/12/2014

Feedback from stakeholders at recent Distribution Network Operators event at Bath Royal Literary and Scientific Institution on 14 May 2013 regarding WPD's LV Templates project.

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Network Templates - Report on use of proxy PV FiT meters to reflect local area Generation

05/12/2014

This report is investigates the challenges undertaken by WPD as part of the LV Templates project, specifically use of proxy PV FiT meters.

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Network Templates Report - Stresses on the LV Network caused by Low Carbon Technologies

05/12/2014

This report investigates the challenges as part of work undertaken by WPD as part of the LV Templates project, specifically the impact on the Low Voltage Network caused by low carbon technologies.

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Network Templates leaflet

05/12/2014

This leaflet gives you more information about the LV templates project.

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Network Templates Project Progress Report May 2013

05/12/2014

This report highlights the learnings and progress on LV Templates between December 2012 and May 2013.

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Suburban PV Impact

05/12/2014

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Network Templates Current Sensor Technology Evaluation - Tier 1 Closedown Report

05/12/2014

The project led to a comprehensive evaluation of seven commercially available LV monitoring solutions and the development of installation policies to allow wider scale deployment on the LV network. The learning from the installations will also benefit any further LCNF projects involving LV monitoring.

The project demonstrated that the current generation of monitoring solutions are mature enough to allow sufficient data to be collected by DNOs to assess the performance of LV networks. Monitoring solutions can provide network load measurement with accuracies of around 2.5% for Rogowski coils, and 1% or better for solid state sensors, such as split core CTs.

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Voltage Control System Demonstration - Registration Form

01/03/2014

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Network Templates Presentation

04/11/2013

Presentation to DECC PV Solar Strategy Group - Grid Connection Sub in Group November 2013.

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Network Templates Discussion Paper

01/11/2013

Discussion Paper on adoption of EU Low Voltage Tolerances.

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Network Templates Project Report

01/11/2013

Use of Project findings to implement voltage reduction at Primary Substations in South Wales.

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Network Templates - South Wales Voltage Reduction

01/11/2013

Use of Project Findings to implement voltage reduction at Primary Substations in South Wales. 

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Network Templates - Project Change Control Document

31/10/2013

This document highlights changes made to the LV Network Templates Project from the initial project submission. 

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Network Templates - Project Change Control Document - Appendices

31/10/2013

This document supports the 'Project Change Control Document' as it holds the supporting Appendices.

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ECHO - Registration Form

01/08/2013

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Electric Boulevards Registration Form

01/02/2013

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Project FALCON Initial Hotspot Map

10/12/2012

This report is the initial Hotspot Map results.

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FlexDGrid - Registration Form

01/12/2012

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Suburban PV Impact - Registration Form

01/11/2012

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Community Energy Action Registration Form

01/10/2012

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Project FALCON SIM Design Blueprint

30/09/2012

This report details the design of the Scenario Investment Model, which was the key deliverable of the project. 

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Isles of Scilly Registration Form

01/08/2012

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SoLa Bristol - Customer Engagement

30/04/2012

This plan covers the customer communications element of SoLa Bristol. It has now been approved by Ofgem. 

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Active Fault Level Management Registration Form

01/02/2012

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Smart Hooky Registration Form

01/02/2012

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LCH Registration Form

01/01/2012

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Low Voltage Sensors Registration Form

01/12/2011

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SoLa Bristol - Registration Form

01/12/2011

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Project FALCON Registration Form

01/11/2011

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Early Learning Registration Form

01/07/2011

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Seasonal Generation Registration Form

01/01/2011

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Network Templates Presentation

19/10/2010

WPD Presentation to Expert Panel in October 2010

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Project FALCON close down report DAR-OHL

30/09/2015

This is a detailed report of the Dynamic Assest Rating technique, covering Overhead lines.

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Project FALCON close down report DAR DT

30/09/2015

This is a detailed report of the Dynamic Asset Rating technique, covering Distribution Transformers.

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Project FALCON close down report DAR PT

30/09/2015

This is a detailed report of the Dynamic Asset Rating technique, covering Primary Transformers.

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Project FALCON close down report DAR Cable

30/09/2015

This is a detailed report of the Dynamic Asset Rating technique, covering Cables.

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Project FALCON close down report Load Estimation

30/09/2015

This is a Summary Report of the Load Estimation work with details being available through the prior SDRCs, published on this website. 

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Project FALCON close down report KCD

30/09/2015

This is a detailed report on the Knowledge Capture and Dissemination workstream. 

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Project FALCON close down SDRC report 7 summary

30/09/2015

As part of the key deliverables of Project FALCON, SDRC 7 stated that WPD would "Assess the suitability of the Method for mainstream adoption and produce and optimum investment plan by 30th September 2015."

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Project FALCON close down report Commercial Trials

30/09/2015

This is a detailed report of the Commercial Trials.

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Project FALCON close down report ALT

30/09/2015

This is a detailed report of the Automated Load Transfer technique.

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Project FALCON close down report SIM

30/09/2015

This is a detailed report of the Scenario Investment Model (SIM).

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Project FALCON Local Consultation

22/09/2015

On 22nd September Roger Hey and some of the FALCON team led a local workshop at the Open University to consult with key stakeholders on FALCON findings. Attendees included local MP Iain Stweart, regional councillors, members from DECC and Ofgem as well as industry media and other stakeholders.

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Project FALCON Progress Report

29/06/2015

This report highlights the learning and progress from Project FALCON Dec 2014 - June 2015.

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SoLa Bristol Project Progress Report

29/06/2015

This report highlights the learning and progress from SoLa Bristol project Dec 2014 - June 2015.

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FlexDGrid Project Progress Report

29/06/2015

This report highlights the learning and progress from FlexDGrid Project Dec 2014 - June 2015.

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Network Equilibrium Project Progress Report

29/06/2015

This report highlights the learning and progress from the Network Equilibrium project Dec 2014 - June 2015.

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Network Equilibrium Customer Communications Plan

11/06/2015

This is the Customer Communications Plan which has been submitted to Ofgem. 

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Project FALCON Dissemination Event

09/06/2015

Policy Manager Paul Jewell, Future Networks Manager Roger Hey & the team from Project FALCON joined Smart Grid GB for a dissemination event of findings from FALCON at the SGGB offices in Central London.

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LCH Presentation

03/06/2015

Philip Bale delivered this presentation concluding the Lincolnshire Low Carbon Hub at the Cavendish rooms London on 2nd June 2015.

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SoLa Bristol SDRC Report Final

29/05/2015

Measured Impact on the LV Network. 

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LCH Closedown Report

29/05/2015

This report concludes the findings of the Lincolnshire Low Carbon Hub.

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LCH Closedown Report Appendices

29/05/2015

This report concludes the findings of the Lincolnshire Low Carbon Hub.

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Project FALCON Presentation

13/05/2015

Jenny Woodruff presented at Smart Energy Analytics regarding our experiences with, and approach to, energy analytics, big data and modelling, covering experiences from both LV Network Templates and Project FALCON. 

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LCH Commercial Arrangements Commercial Report

12/05/2015

This report details the knowledge generated when creating new commercial arrangements and documents as part of the Lincolnshire Low Carbon Hub Project. 

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Project FALCON Presentation

06/05/2015

Gary Swandells, Commercial Trials Leads for FALCON, presented WPD's findings on DSR at DSR at Utility Week Live 2015.

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Project FALCON Newsletter April 2015

20/04/2015

Read Project FALCON's latest newsletter here.

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Project FALCON Presentation

17/03/2015

Future Networks Manager, Roger Hey, presented findings of FALCON's Season 2 Commercial Trials to stakeholder across the industry.

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Innovation Strategy 2015

17/03/2015

2015 Innovation Strategy

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Network Equilibrium Bid

06/03/2015

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LCH Knowledge Dissemination Report

30/01/2015

This project report details the knowledge generated from the design, construction operation and commercial aspects from the Low Carbon Hub. 

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Project FALCON Dissemination Event

27/01/2015

In January, the FALCON team presented an online webinar in relation to their regulatory report issued in December and to follow up and share more of 2014's findings.

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Project FALCON Presentation

24/01/2015

Philip Bale of WPD presented two of the energy storage related projects to the Energy Storage Operators Forum in London.

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FlexDGrid - Customer Communications Data Protection Plan

09/01/2015

This document provides a summary of how WPD and any of its external collaborators or partners will engage with, or impact upon, customers during the Project.

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A Good Practice Guide on Electrical Energy Storage

07/01/2015

This document aims to consolidate the learning into a reference guide for those deploying Electrical Energy Storage.

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Project FALCON SDRC 5 Content

31/12/2014

The high level purpose of this document is to identify key learning from the installation and early trial phases to inform the ongoing implementation of the SIM.

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Project FALCON SDRC 5 Report Summary

31/12/2014

As part of the key deliverables of Project FALCON, WPD committed to disseminate initial key learning and analysis at the end of 2014 on the engineering trials. Specifically the SDRC stated that “The Engineering Intervention Technique trials 1-4 will be deployed onto the network and the results loaded on the SIM. The results will be analysed and available for dissemination by December 2014."

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Project FALCON SDRC 6 Report Summary

31/12/2014

As part of the key deliverables of Project FALCON, WPD committed to disseminate initial key learning and analysis at the end of 2014 on the commercial trials. Specifically the SDRC stated that “The Commercial intervention technique trials will be deployed onto the network. The results will be analysed and dissemination by December 2014."

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Project FALCON SDRC 5 Content

31/12/2014

This document contains the attached SDRC 5 functional specification for electrical energy storage systems

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Early Learning Report December 2014 - So La Bristol

29/12/2014

This interim report summarises the learning generated to-date by the SoLa Bristol Project. 

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Innovation Funding Incentive

17/12/2014

This is a regulatory report for LCN Fund 2013/14

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Project Progress Report November 2014 - So La Bristol

16/12/2014

This report highlights the learning and progress from SoLa Bristol Project June 2014 - November 2014

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Project Progress Report Nov 2014 - FlexDGrid

16/12/2014

this report highlights the learning and progress from FlexDGrid June 2014 - November 2014

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SoLa Bristol Change Request

11/12/2014

A revised project timeline for the SoLa Bristol Project.

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FlexDGrid Newsletter - Issue No. 3 December 2014

10/12/2014

The third in the series of newsletters giving progress updates and information about FlexDGrid.

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LCH Progress Report

10/12/2014

LCH six-monthly report June 2014 - Dec 2014. 

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Project FALCON Progress Report

10/12/2014

Project FALCON six-monthly report June 2014 - December 2014.

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Appendix - SoLa Bristol Supplier Documentation

09/12/2014

This is the Appendix for the document 'Confirmation of the SoLa Bristol design'.

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Appendix 1 So La BRISTOL Site Visit Report

09/12/2014

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Appendix 2 So la Bristol BCC Installation

09/12/2014

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Confirmation of the SoLa Bristol Design

09/12/2014

This document provides a detailed overview of the technical solution for the SoLa Bristol project. It has been compiled from information provided by the projects partners - Western Power Distribution, Siemens and the University of Bath.

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Project Progress Report December 2013 - So La Bristol

09/12/2014

This report highlights the learnings and progress from So La Bristol between May 2013 and December 2013.

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Project Progress Report December - June 2014 - So La Bristol

09/12/2014

This report highlights the learning and progress from So La Bristol Dec 2013-June 2014

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Project Progress Report May 2013 - So La Bristol

09/12/2014

This report highlights the learnings and progress from So La Bristol between December 2012 and May 2013.

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So La Bristol Newsletter - Oct 2014

09/12/2014

Read our latest newsletter from the So La Bristol team.

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SoLa Bristol - Data Protection Plan

09/12/2014

This document is a companion to the customer engagement plan and sets out the data collection and retention aspects for the SoLa Bristol project.

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SoLa Bristol - Domestic Properties Installation Report

09/12/2014

This report aims to give an understanding of the process and impact of the proposed domestic installations in thirty domestic properties in the project area, based on the experiences gained through the first domestic installations.

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SoLa Bristol - How does it work?

09/12/2014

This leaflet illustrates how the SoLa Bristol project works in practice, with a simple diagram to explain.

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SoLa Bristol - Project Progress Report 2012

09/12/2014

This report highlights SoLa Bristol 's progress so far (dated December 2012).

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SoLa Bristol overview

09/12/2014

This leaflet gives you a brief overview of the So La Bristol project.

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Project Progress Report December - June 2014 - FlexDGrid

09/12/2014

This report highlights the learning and progress from FlexDGrid Dec 2013-June 2014

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FlexDGrid Presentation - Processes to enhance DNO's knowledge of fault level

09/12/2014

We hosted our first workshop on 2 May 2013 inviting other Distribution Network Operators (DNO's) to explore and understand current fault level assessment methods across the industry. The presentation includes an overview of FlexDGrid and the initial survey results on fault level modelling along with proposals for Enhanced Fault Level Assessment methods.

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Project Progress Report Nov 2013 - FlexDGrid

09/12/2014

This report highlights the learnings and progress from FlexDGrid between May 2013 and November 2013.

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FlexDGrid Newsletter - Issue No. 1 July 2013

09/12/2014

The first in the series of newsletters giving progress updates and information about FlexDGrid.

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FlexDGrid Newsletter - Issue No. 2 December 2013

09/12/2014

The second in the series of newsletters giving progress updates and information about FlexDGrid.

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FlexDGrid Presentation - Active Fault Level Management in Birmingham

09/12/2014

This presentation was used in our first workshop in May 2013, inviting other DNOs to explore and understand current fault level assessment methods across the industry. The presentation includes an overview of FlexDGrid and the initial survey results on fault level modelling along with proposals for Enhanced Fault Level Assessment methods.

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FlexDGrid - SDRC3 Report - Fault Level Mitigation Technologies Workshop

09/12/2014

This document report fulfils the third Successful Delivery Reward Criterion of FlexDGrid. The purpose of this report is to provide a summary of the Fault Level Mitigation Technologies Distribution Network Operator (DNO) Workshop held in Birmingham on 4th September 2013.

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FlexDGrid - SDRC4 report - Simulating and applying enhanced fault level assessment processes

09/12/2014

This document fulfils the fourth Successful Delivery Reward Criterion (SDRC4) of FlexDGrid. The purpose of this document is to demonstrate what can be achieved with customers' connections (increased capacity released and quicker connection times at reduced connection costs) by implementing a number of enhancements to WPD's present fault level assessment process.

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FlexDGrid - SDRC2 Report - Confirmation of the project detailed design

09/12/2014

This document fulfils the second Successful Delivery Reward Criterion of FlexDGrid - 'Confirmation of the project detailed design'. The purpose of this document is to confirm and justify the design requirements of the fault level monitoring and fault level mitigation technologies to be installed into ten and five primary substations respectively.

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FlexDGrid - SDRC1 Report - Development of an enhanced fault level assessment process

09/12/2014

This document fulfils the first Successful Delivery Reward Criterion of FlexDGrid - 'Develop an enhanced fault level assessment process'.  The purpose of this document is to identify and define a number of possible processes that will be trialled within FlexDGrid and could be used to demonstrate how Distribution Network Operators’ knowledge of fault level could be enhanced.

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FlexDGrid Presentation - Fault Level Mitigation Technologies

09/12/2014

Presented by the FlexDGrid team at the DNO Workshop on Fault Level Mitigation Technologies on the 4th September 2013 at the IET, Birmingham.  This slide pack includes an overview of FlexDGrid and presentations on:

  • Modelling and Enhanced Fault Level Assessment; and
  • The proposed Methodology for Method Gamma to include;
  • Method Gamma Objectives
  • Fault Level Mitigation Methods
  • Overview of Emerging Fault Current Limiter Technologies
  • Substation Selection Process
  • Connection Options for Technologies
  • Technology Integration for FlexDGrid Substations.

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FlexDGrid Presentation - The Implementation of Enhanced Fault Level Assessment Processes

09/12/2014

Presented by the FlexDGrid team at the DNO Workshop on the Implementation of Enhanced Fault Level Assessment Processes on the 23rd October 2013 at the IET, Birmingham.  This slide pack includes an overview of FlexDGrid and presentations on:

  • The implementation of Enhanced Fault Level Assessment processes;
  • Fault Level monitoring and management; and
  • Fault Level Mitigation.

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Project Progress Report May 2013 - FlexDGrid

09/12/2014

This report highlights the learnings and progress from FlexDGrid between December 2012 and May 2013.

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Tier 1 Close Out Report - Interconnection of WPD and NGC SCADA Systems

09/12/2014

This report summarises the findings from the completed 'Interconnection of WPD and NGC SCADA Systems' project. Due to the increasing volume of distributed generation, it is becoming increasingly important for National Grid (NGC) to gain visibility of the real-time output of generation connections on distribution networks. This project, in collaboration with GE, has sought to create a link between the control systems of NGC and WPD, using the Inter-Control Centre Communications Protocol (ICCP).

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Network Equilibrium Guide

05/12/2014

A simple project overview

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Network Equilibrium Methods

05/12/2014

Project methods

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Smart Hooky Interim Report

05/12/2014

This document has been developed to provide an interim update on the Hook Norton project - dated October 2012.

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Next Generation Distribution Networks

05/12/2014

A Balancing Act

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Isle of Scilly Smart Grid

05/12/2014

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Network Management on the Isles of Scilly Closedown Report

05/12/2014

This report details the work undertaken as part of the LCN funded Tier 1 project Network Management on the Isles of Scilly.

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Low Voltage Current Sensor Technology Evaluation Closedown Report

05/12/2014

This report concludes the findings from the LV Sensor Technology Evaluation project. The scope of the LV Sensor Evaluation project was to compare off-the-shelf LV monitoring technologies that can be retrofitted to existing distribution substation equipment. It was also intended to develop safe systems of work to allow equipment to be installed live and to identify monitoring solutions that would provide accurate and detailed information to allow Distribution Network Operators to assess the performance of the LV network.

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Implementation of an Active Fault Level Monitoring System for distributed generation integration

05/12/2014

A paper presented at the 2013 CIRED event, in Stockholm, relating to the laboratory testing of the active fault level monitor developed as part of this project.

Copyright of IET/CIRED and first published at CIRED 2013, 10-13 June, Stockholm

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Active Fault Level Management Presentation

05/12/2014

A presentation on the Active Fault Level Management Scheme, delivered by Jonathan Berry at the 2012 Low Carbon Networks Fund Annual Conference, co-hosted by Western Power Distribution.

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Low Voltage Current Sensor Technology Evaluation

05/12/2014

This document briefly summarises the Tier 1 project.

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GreenTech Business Network Event, Smart Energy City

05/12/2014

A presentation on the future challenges and opportunities for energy infrastructure.

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Innovation Funding Incentive Report 2012/13

05/12/2014

The Innovation Funding Incentive (IFI) mechanism was introduced by Ofgem with the Distribution Price Control Review which took effect on 1 April 2005 (DPCR4) and has continued into the current Price Control Review (DPCR5) in 2010. The IFI intends to promote research and development activities within distribution network companies. This report covers the period from 1 April 2012 to 31 March 2013 for all four WPD regions, including WPD's innovation objectives, project highlights, future intentions and individual project reports.

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WPD Innovation Presentation

20/11/2014

A WPD Innovation Dissemination Event took place sharing some of the wider Low Carbon initiatives, including a piece on FALCON.

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WPD Innovation Presentation

20/11/2014

A WPD Innovation Dissemination Event took place sharing some of the wider Low Carbon initiatives, including Alternative Connections and the LCH Project. 

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Project FALCON Newsletter October 2014

30/10/2014

Read Project FALCON's latest newsletter here.

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Project FALCON SDRC 4 Content

28/10/2014

This document looks at our energy model scenarios consultation with other DNO's.

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Project FALCON SDRC 4 Report Summary

06/10/2014

This document summarises the deliverables under SDRC 4.

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Project FALCON SDRC 4 Content

06/10/2014

This document looks at the energy model comparison of estimates to monitored values. 

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Combine LCH Design

01/10/2014

This set of technical drawings shows the changes to the network at each of the substations in the LCH.

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Project FALCON Presentation

23/09/2014

Ben Godfrey of WPD's Future Networks Team presents the FALCON energy storage solution at the Energy Storage world Forum in London. 

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Summer Newsletter

01/08/2014

Read the LCH Newsletter here.

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FACTS Dissemination Slide Pack

01/08/2014

This presentation was delivered by Philip Bale on 24th July 2014 at the LCH FACTS dissemination event. 

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Project FALCON Newsletter July 2014

30/07/2014

Read Project FALCON's latest newsletter here.

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Tier 1 Hook Norton Project

24/07/2014

This report concludes the findings as part of Tier 1 Hook Norton Project.

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Project FALCON Commercial Trials Report

07/07/2014

This report provides a summary of the learning gained during the Design, Build and Operational phase of Project FALCON's Season 1 Commercial Trials, and covers the period June 2012 to late April 2014.

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LCH FACTS Technical Report

01/07/2014

As part of the key deliverables of the LCH, WPD committed to disseminate the knowledge gained from installing a FACTS device on the network. This technical paper details how voltage can be controlled and ascertains if the device improves quality of supply to demand customers and improves generator network availability. 

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Project FALCON Dissemination Event

19/06/2014

This presentation was delivered by Sanna Atherton at the Project FALCON Commercial Trials Dissemination event held on 19th June 2014.

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Project FALCON Progress Report

13/06/2014

Project FALCON six-monthly report December 2013 - May 2014

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LCH Progress Report

13/06/2014

LCH six-monthly report Dec 2013 - May 2014.

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Project FALCON Newsletter April 2014

30/04/2014

Read Project FALCON's latest newsletter here.

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Project FALCON Progress Report

16/12/2013

Project FALCON six-monthly report June 2013 - December 2013.

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LCH Progress Report

16/12/2013

LCH six-monthly report June 2013 - Nov 2013.

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Project FALCON Presentation

14/10/2013

This presentation was first delivered by Sanna Atherton from Western Power Distribution, to delegates at European Utility Week held in Amsterdam in October 2013.

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Project FALCON Demand Response Leaflet

01/10/2013

A follow up to our previous FALCON leaflet around our commercial trials and customer recruit.

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Project FALCON SDRC 3 Report Summary

30/09/2013

This document summarises the deliverables under SDRC 3. 

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Autumn Newsletter

01/09/2013

Read the LCH Newsletter here. 

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LCH Resubmission

01/07/2013

The change request submitted to Ofgem due to a change in project circumstances that necessitated a design modification in the active network ring. 

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LCH Progress Report

10/06/2013

LCH six-monthly report Dec 2012 - May 2013.

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Project FALCON Progress Report

10/06/2013

Project FALCON six-monthly report Dec 2012 - May 2013

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Project FALCON White Paper

01/06/2013

This white paper entitled 'Designing Telecommunications Security Infrastructure for the Future Smart Grid', captures some of the learning gained from the telecommunications rollout. 

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Design Justification

28/05/2013

This document is intended to outline the designs that have been considered as part of the project and record the assessment criteria taken in reaching a final design for construction based on the thorough life assessment. 

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Project FALCON Presentation

16/05/2013

Ben Godfrey introduced FALCON's energy storage system design at GE's digital energy summit.

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Project FALCON White Paper

01/05/2013

This white paper entitled 'Telecommunications - The Trade-off Between Coverage, Latency and Cost', captures some of the learning gained from the telecommunications rollout.

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Project FALCON Load Estimation Report

26/04/2013

This is an initial report and represents findings up to a point in time which will be updated at a later stage in the project.

Load estimation is an area of increasing prominence within the industry. Increasing the detailed understanding of network loading reduces the risk of the most onerous conditions occurring at a time that has not been examined. This also allows us to understand the nature of potential network issues.

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Project FALCON Demand Response Leaflet

01/02/2013

A follow up to our previous FALCON leaflet around our commercial trials and customer recruit. 

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Project FALCON Progress Report

02/01/2013

Project FALCON six-monthly report June 2012 - December 2012.

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Project FALCON Data Protection Plan

13/12/2012

A document explaining the Data Protection Plan specific to FALCON.

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LCH Progress Report

01/12/2012

LCH six-monthly report July 2012 - Dec 2012.

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LCH Progress Report

01/06/2012

LCH six-monthly report Jan 2012 - June 2012.

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LCH Progress Report

01/12/2011

LCH six-monthly report July 2011 - Dec 2011.

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Project FALCON Leaflet 2011

01/09/2011

One of our early leaflets shared with the industry as the Project commenced.

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LCH Leaflet

01/06/2011

A leaflet giving an overview of the project. 

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LCH Progress Report

01/06/2011

LCH six-monthly report Dec 2010 - June 2011.

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LCH Communications Review

24/05/2011

As part of the LCH design phase a review was undertaken to assess the differing techniques available for adding communications infrastructure to the 33kV network. This document is the details that work and outlines a number of options for adding optical fibre to overhead lines and also assessing a number of differing radio communications techniques that could be employed.  

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