OpenLV project meeting

OpenLV Participant Workshop

The OpenLV project held a participant workshop event on 4th June in Bristol, hosted by EA Technology.  Three of the seven community groups taking part in the OpenLV project attended, including recently recruited Yealm Community Energy, along with seven of the businesses/academic participants. OpenLV project partners and suppliers also attended the event including Regen, Centre for Sustainable Energy, NCC and […]

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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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OpenLV Bishops Cleeve

OpenLV community app now deployed with more apps to follow soon

An app developed by the Centre for Sustainable Energy has been deployed in 12 substations and is providing data to the seven community groups involved in the OpenLV trial. It is expected that further apps developed by businesses participating in the project will be deployed before the end of 2018. OpenLV is a ground-breaking project […]

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OpenLV Marshfield

Installation of OpenLV platforms nears completion

The OpenLV project is trialling a new platform in substations called LV Cap; 69 of these LV Cap platforms have now been installed out of a total of 80 to be used by the project. As part of the OpenLV project, the software will be installed in 80 Low Voltage (LV) distribution substations located in […]

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OpenLV at LCNI 2018

OpenLV stand attracts lots of interest at LCNI 2018

The OpenLV project had a presence at the 2018 Low Carbon Networks Innovation (LCNI) Conference in Telford which took place on 16 & 17 October. Western Power Distribution displayed an LV Cap device on its stand, the platform that is utilised by OpenLV, and this attracted significant interest at the event. There was also a […]

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OpenLV’s ‘Network Capacity Uplift’ trials: latest progress

The OpenLV project is trialling an open software platform called LV-CAP™ that can monitor asset performance and electricity demand and implement active management if necessary in electricity substations. This ‘intelligent platform’ is capable of communicating with other LV-CAP™ devices and enabling substations to temporarily link with those nearby to increase or release capacity through active […]

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OpenLV at CIRED 2018

OpenLV presentation at CIRED, Slovenia

OpenLV has been presented at CIRED, Slovenia, through the writing of a paper, and a poster session, achieving international dissemination about the ground-breaking project. There were around 400 attendees from 33 countries, ranging from Japan to the US, with 223 papers being accepted at the conference from 406 submitted. Richard Potter, OpenLV Project Manager, who […]

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