- Project to improve energy system infrastructure design
- Development of a framework and best practice approach to characterise natural hazards
- Three phase project which resulted in a “how to” guide for use by project engineers
The project developed a framework and best practice approach to characterise natural hazards and seek to improve methodologies where current approaches are inefficient. This was to improve energy system infrastructure design and the project was intended to share knowledge of natural hazards across sectors.
The project, budgeted to have a value of £500,000 was completed in three phases.
Phase One - Review of existing methodologies and selection of five hazard types to be reviewed and re-characterised in phase two.
Phase Two - Re-characterisation of five hazard types with peer review of the proposed methodologies. Gathering of data for case studies to be used in phase three.
Phase Three - Preparation of guideline document to describe the characterisation of natural hazards relevant in the UK. Case studies at five locations to be used to demonstrated methodologies.
The project complemented and ran in parallel with two other ETI projects. The first considered siting constraints in England and Wales for new power plant development. The second identified the requirements for alternative small-scale power generation technologies to address the energy system needs of low carbon electricity, heat and system balancing solutions.