Friday 21 September 2018

UKPN tests online hub to boost renewable generation

UKPN tests online hub to boost renewable generation

UK Power Networks (UKPN) is testing a new online portal to help maximise the potential of renewable energy fed into local power networks and cut costs.

The ‘Network Vision’ project is expected to help local energy generators reduce costs by at least £1 million a year and save as much carbon emissions as planting a forest 2.5 times the size of London.

It will give them visibility of planned work so they have the option to co-ordinate their own maintenance at the same time as the electricity network’s maintenance operations and therefore minimise downtime.

UKPN says reducing downtime helps maximise the potential of renewable energy to feed into local electricity networks and could enable an extra 1080MWh of renewable generation per year and save 344 tonnes of emissions.

It adds: “Network Vision will revolutionise the way electricity networks manage upgrades and maintenance work by pooling information from different sources to give network operators a complete picture of what is happening across the network.”

Written by

Bruna Pinhoni

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