Long term sustainability for Shetland and a low carbon future lies at the heart of our project.

The new technologies will need to be integrated into Shetland’s energy system and managed to ensure day to day operation of the smart grid system.

We therefore need to make sure that the new technology is reliable and provides the flexibility in operation that will be required. Therefore, a detailed understanding of the network’s performance and identification of which solutions best address the different issues as they arise will need to be developed. Understanding of how the technologies operate together is critical.

Successful integration also requires customer acceptance of the new solutions, including demand side management and connection arrangements for new generation. You can read more about the technology we are trialling or read customer reviews about some of the technologies we have trialled so far by clicking on one of the options below: