Future distribution networks presentation

Report
Future Distribution Networks
Cara Blockley
Low Carbon Projects Manager
15 October 2013
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Overview
• An introduction to Electricity North West
• Low carbon challenge
• Innovation
• Customer choice
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Our heritage
1948
Electricity nationalisation:
North West Electricity Board
Privatisation:
Norweb plc
1990
1995
North West Water
takeover of Norweb:
United Utilities
2010
2000
Norweb supply
business sold
Privatisation
2007
Sale of United Utilities
Electricity to private investors
Acquisition of
UU Electricity Services:
Integrated operations,
pure electricity focus
Transformation
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Connecting the North West

We distribute electricity to 2.4
million domestic and industrial
locations

23.5 terawatt hours of
electricity is consumed across
our distribution area annually

Key assets are overhead
lines, underground cables,
switchgear and transformers

Laid end to end our lines and
cables would stretch 1 ½
times around the world!
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UK energy challenges
• 2013 position
1/3rd electricity, 1/3rd gas, 1/3rd oil
• 2020 34% reduction in CO2
• 40% from wind / PV and new nuclear
• 5% transport 120,000 EV / hybrid
• 26m smart meters fitted
UK Government Emission Targets
1990 base
% reduction in tCO
100
80
• 2050 80% reduction in CO2
• Doubling in electricity demand
Generation Carbon Intensity
74
66
60
50
40
20
20
0
• Future plans
• Traditional reinforcement unaffordable
• DG represents the most immediate challenge
1990
2011
2020
2025
2030
2035
2040
2045
2050
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The scale of the challenge
Daily domestic demand profile 2013
14
12
TV
10
Fridge
8
Lights
6
Washing Machine
4
Dish washer
2
0
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
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Daily domestic demand profile 2035
14
12
HP
10
EV
TV
8
Fridge
6
Lights
4
Washing Machine
2
Dish washer
0
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
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Innovation focus
• Electricity North West is leading work on developing smart solutions
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to our future challenges
We target innovation at specific stakeholder and customer needs
Developing new equipment and technologies to deliver step changes
in customer service
Our strategy is to deliver additional value from existing assets
We have been awarded over £20 million of funding from the LCN
Fund, for our two flagship projects
Capacity to Customers
Customer Load Active System Services
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Customer choice
• Electricity North West are
switched on to the needs of their
customers, supporting economic
investment and growth
• The main priority is “keeping the
lights on” and investing to meet
future demand
• The future brings significant
opportunities for exploring how to
configure the network and give
customers choice
– New commercial arrangements
– Adoption of low carbon technologies
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Summary
Low carbon future
will bring new
challenges
Engaging with
customers is a key
part of our trial work
The
challenge
Getting
ready
Customers
Change
Industry is
preparing by
providing funding
for trials
The future will give
us an opportunity
to change the
way we work and
provide flexible
solutions
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Contact details
Cara Blockley
Low Carbon Projects Manager
+44 (1772) 848810
[email protected]
Electricity North West Limited
Hartington Road
Preston
Lancashire
PR1 8LE
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