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Distributed Storage & Solar Study (NIA_NPG_011)

11 July 2017

Distributed Storage & Solar Study (NIA_NPG_011)

11 July 2017

This is a monitoring and impact assessment project that will seek to examine the behaviour of a cluster of residential photovoltaic (PV) and domestic energy storage. It involves the installation of up to 40 energy storage devices alongside residential PV and it is testing whether the existence of the battery would allow for more residential PV before the need for network reinforcement.

The project will do this by controlling the charging of the storage to absorb peak solar output but will take the opportunity to examine the extent to which residential storage can alleviate winter early evening peak loading.

Finally, through the project we will also try to understand the network benefits (if any) of privately owned behind the meter storage compared with DNO owned network storage connected to the LV network as trialled on our Customer-Led Network revolution trials.

Timescales: 08/2016 - 08/2019

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