A world-leading technology that could make connection of renewables to the UK’s electricity network faster and cheaper is being trialed in Warrington.
Electricity distributor SP Energy Networks has the world’s only technology that can spot real-time levels of electrical surges in the network, by using two prototype monitors.
The prototype Real Time Fault Level Monitors help SP Energy Networks actively manage its network by measuring and managing the fault level (short circuit capacity) of electric power supply in real time. The trials are currently taking place in substations across Chester, Warrington and Liverpool in 2020.
The technology will enable new connections to be added to the network at a much lower cost. SP Energy Networks estimates that rolling out the tech across its electricity network could potentially save £5 million per year, with huge potential savings nationally too.