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What is Falcon?

Project ran from November 2011 - September 2015

Project description

Project FALCON (Flexible Approaches for Low Carbon Optimised Networks) investigated how new 11kV network techniques work in practice and, by simulating their use in different scenarios, tried to determine the best ways of managing network problems expected to arise from the increased use of low carbon technologies and generation.

The project broadly divided into two main parts:

  • The technique trials which involved installing equipment, creating commercial frameworks and operating the techniques on our network in the Milton Keynes area;
  • The simulation tool and the supporting elements, that calculated the likely load increases, determining constraints on the network and modelled the result of applying those possible techniques.

Click here for the Project FALCON Data Protection plan.

The problem

The FALCON Project delivered

The Project Benefits

Intervention Techniques to be trialled

Evaluating the techniques

For more information on this project please contact us at wpdinnovation@westernpower.co.uk 01332 827446

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