UK Power Networks’ ANM system and flexibility tenders: A grid edge case study
This insight explores how UK Power Networks is implementing its holistic approach to DER lifecycle management to both manage the grid and integrate a growing number of distributed energy resources on its network. The wires-only distribution utility is developing its active network management (ANM) system to – among other applications – contract and utilize flexible capacity to defer, mitigate, or avoid investment in network reinforcements. The case study highlights the motivations, challenges and structure of one of the most advanced grid planning and operations digitalization efforts in the electricity industry.
Companies mentioned in this report include Smarter Grid Solutions, Nexant, and GreenSync.