Three Project TRANSITION webinars taking place, have you registered?

Our Innovation team are hosting three engagement event webinars, with the first two aimed at potential vendors of the DSO enabling tools the TRANSITION Project will develop and test, with the third webinar aimed at a wider industry level and covering both areas.

The first webinar covers the Neutral Market Facilitation platform enabling network services to be procured and the ability for interested parties to trade peer to peer, while the second coordinates the output from the market(s) with network asset capabilities and the real time situation to ensure engineers have the information they need to make informed network decisions. If you are interested in the TRANSITION project and want to hear more about what we are doing, then the webinar on the 6th November still has spaces available also.

We would like to invite you to participate in our webinar event, hosted by SSEN and our project partner CGI. Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks (SSEN) has been successful in winning two innovation competitions, TRANSITION and LEO, that will inform the work being undertaken by the Energy Network Association’s Open Networks Project, a major energy industry initiative that will transform the way our energy networks work and underpin the delivery of the DSO and the smart grid.

Based on the Open Networks Project Market Models the project will help progress the change to a DSO by developing and demonstrating a Market Platform to test the operation of the these market models. The project has defined the baseline requirements for a Market Platform, which will be implemented and tested in future DSO trials. The Market Platform is split in across two areas, the first, the Facilitation platform defines the requirements for trading of flexibility between the DSO and flexibility providers, and facilitates peer to peer trading. The second, the Co-ordination platform details the functionality required to support engineers of the future to make informed network decisions.

In advance of the event, further information on the Requirement Specification for both the Facilitation and Co-ordination platforms, these can be found in the library section of the project website.

The documents are titled:
“Whole System Co-ordination Requirement Specification”
“Neutral Market Facilitation Requirement Specification”

To Register:

SSEN invites stakeholders to market simulation events to test the future energy system

SSEN invites stakeholders to market simulation events to test the future energy system

Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks (SSEN) is inviting industry stakeholders to take part in interactive workshops to support the transformation of energy networks to becoming smarter, more flexible and cost effective.

The workshops, to be held in Reading on 23 and 24 October, will inform SSEN’s TRANSITION project by testing a basic set of market rules that will govern the delivery of up to five services in a Distribution System Operator (DSO) world. The rules and the services they shape will help SSEN to design the system architecture that will underpin the future energy market.

TRANSITION is a £12.8 million project that is designing, developing, and demonstrating how the energy system architecture can be best designed to maximise opportunities created by the proliferation of low-carbon, smart and flexible technologies. One of the deliverables of this project is a set of market rules that will govern services in a DSO world.

SSEN is a key partner in the Energy Network Association (ENA)’s Open Networks Project, a major energy industry initiative that will transform the way our energy networks operate and will underpin the delivery of DSO and a smart, flexible, interactive grid.

Attendees at the workshops will be able to interact with future energy scenarios, test the rules that govern them and challenge those that create unfairness. They will gain an insight into the future of energy and by participating and sharing their views, will also help to shape it. Engagement with customers and stakeholders is a central part of SSEN’s commitment to a “you said, we did” approach.

Stewart Reid, Head of Future Networks at SSEN said: “SSEN is a strong supporter of the UK’s net zero emissions reduction target and is committed to building the electricity network flexibility and infrastructure that will help support it.

“In a future DSO world, SSEN is committed to acting as a neutral market facilitator, ensuring a level playing field for all participants. The learnings from these workshops will inform our TRANSITION project and help us ensure that neutrality and conflict avoidance are embedded in the future electricity system architecture. I would encourage all interested stakeholders to get in touch and join us for what promises to be a fascinating process.”

The outcome of these workshops will help develop field trials that will take place in summer 2020. Stakeholders are welcome from suppliers, traders, aggregators, customers, asset owners, DSO or ESO, or those with general industry expertise.

To register to attend this event on 23 October, click here

To register to attend this event on 24 October, click here

Both workshops will be held in SSE Offices, No1 Forbury Place, 43 Forbury Road, Reading RG1 3JH.

Job Opportunities

We have two great opportunities to join our TRANSITION project team, based in Reading, Oxford, Perth or Glasgow. We are looking to recruit an ICT Project Manager and a Project Engineer. The closing date for both is Wednesday 21 August, so please click the links below to hear more and apply.

TRANSITION Work Package 2 workshop

TRANSITION Work Package 2 workshop

Led by CGI with attendance from Origami and SSEN the team held a workshop at the ENA on 22nd May 2019. Excellent progress being made on Neutral Market Facilitation and Whole System Co-ordinator requirements specification.

Press Release: New website launched to promote TRANSITION and the evolving electricity network

T.E.F. Project Delivery Board meeting

T.E.F. Project Delivery Board meeting

Representatives from SSEN, ENWL, SPEN, WPD and ON-P met in Glasgow for the 5th T.E.F. Project Delivery Board meeting on 28th March 2019.

SSEN Transition Contact SSEN LEO