Companies have been asked to register interest now if they want to take part in preliminary network testing for the future energy network. The call has come from the Energy Systems Catapult and the Power Networks Demonstration Centre (PNDC) in Strathclyde.
The aim will be to test an SME solution to one of five key challenges identified by the Future Power Systems Architecture (FPSA) programme, and to demonstrate the capability and behaviour of the network in response. The challenges are:
- To provide a monitoring and control of those parts of the system under active management, including network assets, demand, generation, other energy resources and ancillary services.
- To identify and protect, on an ongoing basis, against cyber security threats to the operability of the power system which originate from inside and outside the power sector. Detect and respond to existing, new and unforeseen cyber security incidents promptly as required.
- To plan for the timely restoration of supplies following a prolonged local failure (Cold Start)
- To provide the ability to move between different modes of overall operation in the event or threat of a system emergency.
- To plan for the timely restoration of supplies following a total or partial shutdown (Black Start).
Companies can register for here