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OpenLV Marshfield

OpenLV smart equipment installations complete

The final installations of LV-CAP™ devices into low voltage substations as part of the OpenLV project have been completed. This is a huge milestone which has been achieved as a result of the hard work of project partners Western Power Distribution (WPD) and EA Technology.  Businesses and universities are continuing to make novel use of […]

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The University of Strathclyde’s Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering

Universities invited to access real-time electricity data for research projects

The University of Strathclyde’s Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering has accessed funding through the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) Impact Acceleration Fund to undertake research into distribution network loading characteristics using data from the OpenLV project. OpenLV presents the opportunity for organisations to access data from Western Power Distribution’s (WPD’s) LV network, […]

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OpenLV Exeter Castle event

OpenLV Community Workshop Event Review

The OpenLV project ran a ‘mid-trial’ community workshop event on 7 March 2019 at Exeter Castle, hosted by Regen. Five of the seven community groups taking part in the OpenLV project attended, along with five businesses/academic organisations that are involved with other OpenLV-related projects. All the workshop attendees agreed that the event provided a useful […]

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OpenLV takes control of low voltage network

OpenLV takes control of low voltage network, moving us closer to a low cost Smart Grid

The OpenLV project achieved an important milestone at the end of January when LV CAPTM technology in two pairs of substations in the Plymouth area took full autonomous control of load.   Low Voltage (LV) networks typically connect customers’ homes to a single transformer situated in a local distribution substation. A mesh configuration allows customers to […]

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