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.
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.
NIA £1.123 million
2016 – 2018