Resilient Electricity Networks for Great Britain (RESNET)
Innovation Funding Incentive
National Grid has previously completed work on the weather related risks to National Grid and how they may increase/ decrease with time. This work is investigating the electrical systems ability to cope with the changes that climate change will have on the electricity transmission system. This work not only aims to incorporate the change in climate but also the change in supply and demand, which is predicted, with changing climate and a growing population.
The proposal also states that it will model the network on a nodal basis to enabling an investigation of the entire system.
This project is a result of an EPRSC research call on Climate change and was awarded to the University of Manchester and the University of Newcastle, it combines the system knowledge of Manchester Electrical Engineering department with the Tyndale centre a leading centre on Climate change with Newcastle Universities expertise in weather systems and structural knowledge.