Technical learning outcomes

To what extent can DNO direct demand control facilitate the connection of low carbon technology?

This Learning Outcome is being answered through both desk and trial-based delivery of a suite of material, reports and analysis, supported by customer feedback through surveys. Explore this questions and answers section to find out more.

T1.1 What social factors have an impact on the use of the technology?

This question is answered through T1.1.1 - T1.1.2.

T1.1.1 How does a trial encourage the uptake of low carbon technology?

An assessment of the public acceptance (or otherwise) to Demand Response of EVs using this sort of technology.

Output: A report documenting the finding from the socio-economic analysis on public reaction to the technology.

The report SDRC 9.6.1 is available in the Project Library.

T1.1.2 Will customers accept direct control and under what circumstances?

An assessment of the public acceptance (or otherwise) to Demand Side Response of EVs using this sort of technology.

Output: A report documenting the finding from the socio-economic analysis on public reaction to the technology.

Output: Documentation describing:

(a) Views of the OEM community of the impact (if any) that cycling of EVs (or HPs) may have on their product(s) and end of life

(b) Recommendations of suitable cycle times for EVs (and possibly Heat Pumps) for demand side response

(c) Evidence of whether this solution would be feasible or not combining learning from SDRCs 9.5 and 9.6.

SDRC 9.6.1 and SDRC 9.7.1 are available in the Project Library.

Documents supporting the principal SDRC 9.7.1 report cover:

T1.1.3 How can a trial be used to educate customers about the electricity network and low carbon technologies?

An assessment of the public acceptance (or otherwise) to Demand Side Response of EVs using this sort of technology.

Output: A report documenting the finding from the socio-economic analysis on public reaction to the technology.

The report SDRC 9.6.1 is available in the Project Library.

T1.2 What are the benefits and disadvantages of the technology?

This question is answered through T1.2.1-T1.2.4.

T1.2.1 How much headroom is released?

An assessment of how much headroom this sort of technical solution would yield, considering different network topologies and load types.

Output: Modelling to understand additional headroom available / other network benefits from using the Technology.

SDRC report 9.8.1 will be available in December 2015.

T1.2.2 How close to the thermal rating should load be before deployment?

An assessment of how much headroom this sort of technical solution would yield, considering different network topologies and load types.

Output: Modelling to understand additional headroom available / other network benefits from using the Technology.

SDRC report 9.8.1 will be available in December 2015.

T1.2.3 On what type of networks can the technology be used?

An assessment of how much headroom this sort of technical solution would yield, considering different network topologies and load types.

Output: Modelling to understand additional headroom available / other network benefits from using the Technology.

SDRC report 9.8.1 will be available in December 2015.

T1.2.4 How do the needs of EV charging (or other loads) affect the settings?

Output: Documentation describing:

(a) Views of the OEM community of the impact (if any) that cycling of EVs (or HPs) may have on their product(s) and end of life

(b) Recommendations of suitable cycle times for EVs (and possibly Heat Pumps) for demand-side response

(c) Evidence of whether this solution would be feasible or not combining learning from 9.5, 9.6.

These are answered through several documents available in the Project Library.

  • SDRC 9.6.1 - An Assessment of the Public Acceptance of Demand Side Response of EV Charging Using Esprit
  • SDRC 9.7.1 - An Assessment of Technology Integration
  • SDRC 9.7.1 - Voltage Variance: the Impact of Electric Vehicles
  • SDRC 9.7.1 - Impact of Esprit on Heat Pumps

The My Electric Avenue Project was delivered between January 2013 and December 2015 by EA Technology on behalf of Scottish and Southern Energy Networks (SSEN) as part of the Low Carbon Networks (LCN) Fund suite of innovation projects. As the Project is now complete, this webpage will no longer be updated, however you can learn more about the work undertaken by EA Technology at www.eatechnology.com and SSEN at www.ssepd.co.uk/Home.

For details of My Electric Avenue's legacy iniatives, visit the webpages for the Smart EV Project and the EV Network Group

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