Power and Energy
Distributed ReStart, National Grid ESO, SP Energy Networks & TNEI Consultancy
The Distributed ReStart Innovation Project – Electricity System Restoration from Distributed Energy Resources (DERs). The conventional approach to electricity system restoration (black start) uses large fossil fuel power stations – achieving net zero needs to include greener DERs like wind/solar/hydro/battery for restoration. The project was a world-first initiative that successfully demonstrated that renewable DERs can be used to support faster restoration, improve resilience and lower costs for consumers.
EA Technology Ltd, SP Energy Networks
EA Technology and SP Energy Networks have worked together to create ConnectMore, a free-to-user software platform hosted on the SP Energy Networks website. ConnectMore will improve network and asset efficiency, allowing customers to connect quicker to locations where there is existing capacity accelerating new connections.
Energy Systems Catapult & University of Strathclyde PNDC
The Whole Energy Systems Accelerator (WESA) is a world-first energy innovation test and evaluation facility, enabling interactions between homes, energy networks, and market & policy frameworks to be tested in real-time and across a range of future energy system and market scenarios.
RheEnergise has developed a globally scalable, long-duration energy storage solution called High-Density-Hydro® (HD Hydro®). Energy storage captures renewable energy when it is produced, for dispatch when it is needed, creating flexible, dispatchable renewable power grids and displacing fossil fuel flexibility technologies such as gas-peaking plants.
SP Energy Networks
LV Engine is a globally innovation project which revolutionises the way we operate the LV networks. By using LV Engine technology, LV networks become active and smart, allowing faster connection of low carbon technologies, deferring conventional network investment, and facilitating Net Zero targets.
University of Manchester, Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research
Demonstrating the Value of Bioenergy with Carbon Capture and Storage for Net Zero and the UK’s Industrial Strategy. This project created a BECCS feasibility model that allows assessment of the viability of large scale BECCS deployment in the UK and provides industry with bespoke options to decarbonise their activities.