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Energy Storage and Distribution

Moved energy economically and efficiently to where and when it is needed.

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Multi Vector Integration

The project aimed to improve the understanding of the opportunity for and implications of moving to more integrated multi vector energy networks in the future.

Storage & Flexibility Modelling

This project developed energy system modelling capability to increase understanding of the role of energy storage and system flexibility in the future energy system

Infrastructure Cost Calculator

This project led by international consulting engineers Buro Happold provided data on the costs and performance associated with key types of fixed energy infrastructure

Distribution Scale Energy Storage

Demonstration of grid scale energy storage technology with the National Facility for Pumped Heat Energy Storage at Newcastle University

Heat Infrastructure Development

The project sought to identify the innovative solutions needed to deliver major reductions in the capital cost of heat network infrastructure

Pre-saturated Core Fault Current Limiter

The Fault Current Limiter, developed during this project by GridON, was commissioned into service in May 2013 at a UK Power Networks main substation in Newhaven. During more than three years in service it demonstrated excellent performance

Offshore Connection

The research was delivered by Sinclair Knight Merz, a leading projects firm with global capability in strategic consulting, engineering and project delivery

Network Capacity

The £600k Network Capacity project was undertaken by the management, engineering and development consultancy Mott MacDonald and completed in 2010

Heat Storage

International consulting engineers Buro Happold completed the £140k research project in 2011

Network Lifecycle Costing

The aim of the project was to investigate further developments in, and the future proofing of, the assessment of operating expenditure costs associated with energy infrastructure

Impact Analysis

This project has developed network modelling to deliver increased capability for assessing the costs of network infrastructure and improved the understanding of network innovation on overall network costs

2030 Electricity Price Time Series

The development of a set of scenarios identifying potential retail electricity prices in 2030.

Transition Analysis Project

An assessment of the implication of pursuing different integrated energy networks transition pathways.


UK Networks Transition Challenges - A Systems View

  • Liam Lidstone
    Strategy Manager
  • 1 November 2016

UK Networks Transition Challenges - Electricity

  • Liam Lidstone
    Strategy Manager
  • 1 November 2016

UK Networks Transition Challenges - Gas

  • Liam Lidstone
    Strategy Manager
  • 1 November 2016

UK Networks Transition Challenges - Heat

  • Liam Lidstone
    Strategy Manager
  • 1 November 2016

UK Networks Transition Challenges - Hydrogen

  • Liam Lidstone
    Strategy Manager
  • 1 November 2016


UK Network Transition Challenges