First tech to manage system stability to be trialled in UK: A new project that will trial technology has been started in the UK. It has claimed to be the first in the world focused on maintaining system stability & support an increase in renewable energy generation.
SP Energy Networks’ (SPEN) ‘Project Phoenix’ will be trialled over the next year at Neilston substation in East Renfrewshire, assisting to smooth the transition from tradition energy generation to renewable power.
It aims to support an innovative solution to help guarantee a robust and resilient energy system as the nation moves towards a net zero system by adapting to meet the needs of customers now and well into the future.
SPEN anticipates the project to lower network operating costs by between £53 million & £66 million, cutting customers’ bills as well as saving more than 62,000 tonnes of carbon – proportionate to the electricity use of more than 6,000 homes.
It has worked with partners, including National Grid ESO, Hitachi ABB Power Grids, the University of Strathclyde & the Technical University of Denmark and in order to roll out the technology, will analyse live trial data to confirm the concept before validating the commercial mechanisms.
Colin Taylor, Director of Processes and Technology at SPEN stated: “This world-first innovative project has just reached a key milestone following the commencement of its live trial. Technology like this allows us to accommodate even more renewable generation on our electricity system while maintaining levels of system stability and resilience.
“Globally leading and innovative projects such as Phoenix are not only important from a network perspective but also from a green recovery and net zero perspective helping us to deliver a better future, quicker for our customers.”
First tech to manage system stability to be trialled in UK