One of the three Respond techniques is the Fault Current Limiting (FCL) service. This commercial solution provides a unique opportunity for industrial and commercial demand or generation customers to benefit from selling an FCL service to Electricity North West through a managed service agreement.
When a fault occurs, all synchronous rotating equipment from sources of generation and load, which are connected to the electricity network, contribute to fault current. Using new technology, which will be trialled as part of the Respond project, your generator or motor could be turned off remotely for a few minutes in the event of a fault, so that it no longer contributes to the fault current.
If your plant is suitable this solution will enable you to earn financial rewards and will benefit all electricity customers in the long term by reducing network reinforcement costs.
We are looking for industrial/commercial customers from anywhere in Great Britain, to take part in a one-off online survey. You can help us if your electricity supply is connected to the distribution network at high voltage (HV) and you operate:
- Distributed generation, typically a combined heat and power (CHP) plant or other large synchronous generators, or
- Industrial AC synchronous motors connected to a circuit breaker.
The survey will help us to understand the appetite for an FCL service and how to structure appropriate contracts.
If you would like to take part in the survey, please register your interest by completing the form opposite.
Participants will be rewarded with £25 in shopping vouchers or the equivalent charitable donation.
The survey will be carried out in autumn 2015 and will take around 20 minutes to complete. We will contact you before then to discuss your involvement.
Find out more about providing FCL services by watching our video.
If you want to know more about Respond or you are interested in signing up to an FCL service managed agreement, please email us at [email protected].