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Commercial opportunities in UK’s £1bn ancillary services market (2014 / 2015)

Jun 09, 2015 No Comments by

Ancillary services are a suite of specialist services and markets provided by the system operator to facilitate and support the continuous flow of electricity and ensure demand matches supply and balance supply and demand in the final hour before settlement. The purpose of ancillary services is to provide support across the whole of the electricity […]

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The Future of Distribution Management Systems

Jul 28, 2011 No Comments by

The Smart Grid is emerging as a collection of applications and approaches which will enable greater customer participation, an increased penetration of renewable energy and significant efficiency gains for the electrical utility. Utilities are hoping that large efficiency gains can be achieved through the deployment and enhancement of Distribution Management Systems (DMSs), which are widely […]

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Are dreams of a North Sea HVDC Super Grid unravelling?

Jun 29, 2011 No Comments

There have been dreams of a North Sea Super Grid for some time. With various areas already released as prime locations for offshore wind farm development, all that power is going to need to come to shore – where the demand is. Radial AC connections (for a long time the standard method of plugging in […]

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