Over recent years there has been a dramatic growth in the number of requests for generators to connect to the gas network, to produce electricity, from all the lower pressure tiers, but predominantly the IP/MP tiers (2 – 7Bar). This new type of demand placed onto the distribution system has additional impact of the higher pressure tiers, which could have an impact on security of supply, if not adequately assessed in the planning process.
Currently, the gas distribution networks use two network analysis systems to model the operation of their network. A transient modelling system is used to undertake network analysis for the above 7bar system (Transmission Network) and a steady state tool to model the below 7bar system (Distribution Network). These complex tools take a vast amount of asset data from the network, demand, forecasting and geography to forecast supply and asset planning requirements.
This call for innovation aims to identify companies that can provide a modelling approach that can assess the impact of gas demand, including distributed electricity generation, across all pressure tiers using a unique approach to handling data sets to produce the demand impact for future assessment.
More information on this call for innovation can be found here
To register initial interest and request an expression of interest form please call the Energy Innovation Centre on 0151 348 8040 and quote the reference number GDN-17-05.
Please note, specific EOI forms are created for each individual Call for Innovation and the matching form will be required to progress any submissions.
The closure date for registering initial interest is Friday 29th September 2017. Please note office open hours are between 9am and 5pm Monday to Friday.