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NIA SSEPD 0019: Western Isles Network Resilient Zone Utilizing Embedded Generation - Feasibility Study

Key activities

The aim of this project is to determine the potential to improve the resilience of supply to customers in the Western Isles, and to reduce the use of diesel generation.

Expected outcomes

The delivery of a study which determines the viability of options to permit the operation of the network in an island mode. This will determine the potential to use the increasing volume of wind generation on the islands to reduce the running hours of the embedded diesel generation plant.

Funding Stream

NIA £46,500

Start/end date

2015 – 2016

Project Manager

Colin Mathieson