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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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Substation

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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A customer metering installation at an OpenLV trial project site

OpenLV project selects businesses and communities for trials to access open data from local electricity networks

  Business and community competition winners have been selected as part of a ground breaking trial that will provide access to open data on local electricity networks. The winning innovation ideas could have a real impact on the future of local networks while providing benefits to a wide range of users. The OpenLV project selected […]

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OpenLV Energy World article

OpenLV featured in Energy World

The OpenLV project has been featured in the April 2018 edition of Energy World. The article explains how the OpenLV project is trialling an open software platform in electricity substations that can monitor substation performance and electricity demand. The LV-CAP™ platform is designed to integrate with third party products to enable network control and automation, […]

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OpenLV workshop Bristol

OpenLV Workshop

OpenLV ran a workshop on 13 February in Bristol for businesses and academia interested in taking part in the project. The aim of the event was to provide more information about the technology and the commercial arrangements involved in OpenLV. Over 30 delegates attended, with the main questions focused on the technical aspects of OpenLV […]

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