Benefits of Active Network Management
Active Network Management provides the capability for devices to control different aspects of the networks operation. The anticipated benefits for the Shetland’s energy system include:
- Ability to easily detect any faults on the system
- Ability to prevent outages from happening
- Ability to connect around 10MW of new renewable generation to the network. The generators would connect under a new ‘flexible’ connection agreement, which would allow their output to be reduced at times when the system cannot accommodate their full output.
- Facilitate the use of energy storage to help balance the network, making it more reliable and efficient.
Active Network Management will make the Shetland’s energy infrastructure “smarter” – reducing energy losses and waste, utilising technologies only when required, and making electricity supply more reliable.