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  • The Deeside Project

  • The Deeside Project will be the first in Europe where assets associated with electricity networks, can be tested off-grid, 24 hours, seven days a week.

    National Grid was successful in securing £12m Ofgem funding in 2015 through Ofgem’s annual Electricity Network Innovation Competition. This competition allows electricity network companies to compete for funding to develop and demonstrate new technologies, operating and commercial arrangements. Together with an additional £14m from National Grid, we are converting an existing 400 kV substation into an evaluation facility where developments and trials of technologies and practices can occur without putting customer supply at risk.

    These will deliver benefit to the customer through three areas:

    • Research and development of new unconventional technologies and practices.
    • Extending the operational life of ageing assets
    • Accelerating the implementation of innovation

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    This is a NIC project, click here to get further information