Flexibility Management to Save £250 Million in Grid Operations

Industry News – January 15, 2021

Smarter Grid Solutions (SGS) has been selected to provide active network management for flexibility management in the QUEST project. Once fully implemented, this innovative project will free up network capacity for more than 2 GW of clean energy assets in the UK, saving over £250 million, as SGS notes in a press release. In the project the provider of distributed energy resource management system (DERMS) software cooperates with Electricity North West, National Grid Electricity System Operator (ESO) and Schneider Electric.

In the QUEST project a voltage management and fully coordinated control system which can be scaled and replicated is developed.

QUEST will use SGS’s software to create a fully coordinated, overarching system to manage voltages and balance centralised and decentralised energy control systems. DERMS technology connects and manages clean energy producers and low carbon technologies to the grid, moving both the grid and the market towards net zero carbon emissions. The project will enable coordinated control and optimised management of network capacity for the development and connection of low carbon generation and new load demand. As it has the capability to be further rolled out to other UK and international energy providers, the scalability of the project highlights the level of ambition and innovation required to tackle the climate emergency.

More information: Smart Grid Solutions

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