UK Power Networks operate the Distribution Network across the south east of the UK, including London. As part of their vision to be a world-leading DSO, they required a multi-use case DERMS, with ANM capability, to deliver a broad range of use cases across their business. Use cases include flexible connections, flexibility services, coordinated services with National Grid, and optimisation of the network with power electronics.
UK Power Networks selected Strata Grid as the core ANM platform for DER integration and to support multi-layered control of DER. Strata Grid was selected because of its ability to integrate all types and sizes of DER, operate as a multi-use case DERMS hosting multiple different control schemes, and orchestrate use cases across different time horizons. Strata Grid was integrated with advanced online simulation tools and a flexibility market platform.
We are creating a platform for the network of the future and we’re taking it further and faster than anyone in the world has done before. This business-as-usual project demonstrates that innovation is truly embedded in our business. Having ANM integrated into our entire network control system is going to open the door to an almost limitless range of smart grid applications.