In order to create a district-wide energy network, Active Network Management (ANM) integrates decentralised energy generation and district heating systems with the electricity distribution network. The objective of the ANM scheme is to inform the models that are used to assess if decentralised energy plants (embedded generation) can connect to the electricity network and, if so, under what operating regime they can operate once connected. This will enable decentralised energy plants to be connected to the electricity network far more easily and with minimum restrictions creating a local energy network that has greater capacity and resilience.
Demand Response will be used with the aim to understand how decentralised energy capacity can contribute to electricity network capacity and resilicence. The demonstrator will engage in DR activities that will contribute to developing enhanced systems for optimising the contribution that descentralised energy can make to demand response and load control systems.