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An overview of the smart grid in Great Britain

Jenkins, Nicolas, Long, Chao ORCID: and Wu, Jianzhong ORCID: 2015. An overview of the smart grid in Great Britain. Engineering 1 (4) , pp. 413-421. 10.15302/J-ENG-2015112

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This paper presents an overview of the current status of the development of the smart grid in Great Britain (GB). The definition, policy and technical drivers, incentive mechanisms, technological focus, and the industry’s progress in developing the smart grid are described. In particular, the Low Carbon Networks Fund (LCNF) and Electricity Network Innovation Competition (ENIC) projects, together with the rollout of smart metering, are detailed. A more observable, controllable, automated, and integrated electricity network will be supported by these investments in conjunction with smart meter installation. It is found that the focus has mainly been on distribution networks as well as on real-time fl ows of information and interaction between suppliers and consumers facilitated by improved information and communications technology (ICT), active power flow management, demand management, and energy storage. The learning from the GB smart grid initiatives will provide valuable guidelines for future smart grid development in GB and other countries.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Engineering
Subjects: T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering
Uncontrolled Keywords: smart grid; power system; renewable energy; Low Carbon Networks Fund; smart metering
Publisher: Chinese Academy of Engineering
ISSN: 2096-0026
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Date of First Compliant Deposit: 30 March 2016
Date of Acceptance: 9 December 2015
Last Modified: 03 May 2023 08:28

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