The project assessed the potential impact of selected innovations on specific types of network. The networks chosen relate to heat, gas, electricity and hydrogen.
Generic modelled networks have been developed utilising the Infrastructure Cost Calculator to understand the expected costs of certain types of network. The modelled networks provided ‘business as usual data’ and a useful basis for further understanding the impact of identified innovations in terms of overall cost and network performance.
The project allowed for increased capability to assess the costs of key types of network infrastructure developing improved understanding of the level of impact that certain network innovations could have on overall network costs. The project has delivered a set of high level representations of generic networks that can be applied to different situations as required as well as providing data on the expected cost savings.