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NIA SSEPD 0027: Low-Cost LV Substation Monitoring

Key activities

To develop and test a representative quantity of low-cost substation monitoring devices from a number of different manufacturers. These will be deployed in a selection of secondary substations and their measurements integrated with a central data centre using GPRS communications. This will be in order to allow informed decisions to be made by network planners and other staff with respect to operational decisions, network planning and customer service.

Expected outcomes

This project will be deemed successful if it can determine the technical and financial viability of low-cost substation LV monitoring equipment in comparison with traditional higher cost equipment.

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NIA £1.123 million

Start/end date

2016 – 2018

Project Manager

Bob Hopkins