Silent Power – Hybrid EV Generator (NIA_NPG_016)
Northern Powergrid presently deploys diesel generators on fault-repair activities for the direct benefit of the customers. However diesel generators are noisy, contribute to air pollution and greenhouse gases, and because they are sized to the peak load not the average load they supply generally fuel inefficient. The Silent Power (formally known as Silent Night) project aims to investigate if using an electric vehicle equipped with a large battery instead, can efficiently cut running costs, noise and CO2 emissions.
Timescales: 05/2017 - 11/2019