The key objectives that Shetland’s Active Network Management trials should achieve are:

  1. Stabilise Shetland’s energy system by managing demand, generation and storage capabilities and monitoring system diagnostics
  2. Make energy supply low carbon by allowing the maximum possible amount of renewable generation to be connected thus reducing the amount of fossil fuel consumption
  3. Allow local individuals and companies to benefit from the opportunities of establishing renewable generation facilities  by accommodating the connection of new small generators on the network
  4. Reduce the need to build new power plants and reinforce networks  by reducing the difference between minimum and maximum daily demand
  5. Make the energy system more reliable by using real time feedback from network monitoring and communication links to detect system health checks
  6. Enable customers to participate in energy network management by installing advanced energy and water heaters.
  7. Use devices controlled by ANM to manage network frequency.