Western Power Launch new 'Carbon Tracer App' for Android and IOS

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Western Power Launch new 'Carbon Tracer App' for Android and IOS

Smart Grid Consultancy (SGC) have been working with Western Power Distribution (WPD) and The Carbon Trust. SGC have been leading a project to design and develop a new Mobile APP for for customers within their 4 franchise areas to help them understand where their electricity comes from and that not every kilowatt of electricity are the same. WPD is the company responsible for electricity distribution in the Midlands, South West and Wales and employs over 6,500 staff so that they can maintain the network that serves over 7.8 million customers.

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'WPD Flexible Power' goes live with new DSR Trial

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'WPD Flexible Power' goes live with new DSR Trial

Western Power Distribution who have been leading the charge to develop demand side flexibility services, that will enable customers to actively participate in maintaining a healthy and efficient network, reached a further milestone as it went live on the 1st April.  

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WPD - Project SYNC - Register as a Stakeholder to receive project updates

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WPD - Project SYNC - Register as a Stakeholder to receive project updates

As part of the SYNC (Solar Yield Network Constraints) project WPD are looking to test a range of techniques that involve engaging with I&C demand customers to help address many aspects of the challenges being experienced through the connection of large quantities of solar.  Some of these relate to improve reliability or efficiency, others to extending asset life or simply increase network capacity.

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2015 Low Carbon Network Competition Results Announced

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2015 Low Carbon Network Competition Results Announced

Hot on the heels of last week’s LCNI (Low Carbon Network Innovation) conference, this morning Ofgem has made its announcements of the projects that will be receiving funding from the 2015 competitive round of innovation submissions.  Below you will find a summary of the applications made and as well as their results following a process of written submissions and expert panel assessments by Ofgem.

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Growing concerns over operating capacity for winter 2016 to " Keep the light on! "

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Growing concerns over operating capacity for winter 2016 to " Keep the light on! "

The UK’s winter power supply margins have shrunk to their tightest levels in almost a decade, but analysts have warned that by this time next year capacity will fall a further 6GW to push the UK closer to a "tipping point".   National Grid’s winter outlook last week confirmed concerns that the UK’s spare generating capacity would be just 2.1 per cent unless the operator secures a reserve supply of almost 2.5GW to guard against the heightened risk of blackouts.

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Western Power Demand Response - FALCON Commercial Trials report published

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Western Power Demand Response - FALCON Commercial Trials report published

Since 2012 Smart Grid Consultancy (SGC) have been working with Western Power Distribution (WPD) in the design, build and operation of the UK most commercially advanced Demand Side Response (DSR) trial.  The trials were carried out by SGC on behalf of WPD over the past three years to determine how DSR can be used by DNOsin a 'real world' environment to improve the efficiency and reliability of 1kv networks.

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