Shetland Islands smart grid trial hailed as success

The system operator claims its five year long Northern Isles New Energy Solutions (NINES) project has shown that the capability of smart grids to work reliably with high levels of renewable penetration. In addition, it has demonstrated scope for integrating countless UK home appliances into electricity distribution networks, SSEN that was stated. The scheme examined using a new active network management (ANM) management system along with nationally demand-side reaction (DSR) and also utility-scale energy storage to enable the greater integration of renewables into the islanded power grid. “By creating flexible…

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