The location and ratings of transmission and distribution grid transformers and linear assets to a resolution of secondary substation.
The location and ratings of transmission and distribution grid transformers and linear assets to a resolution of secondary substation. The Electricity Service Areas (ESA) are included as a GIS layer that links the connectivity of customer metering points to primary or secondary transformers. The constraint/headroom of transformers are associated with each ESA.
The dataset is built from publicly available information and augmented by shared data from NationalGrid ESO and DNOs. The dataset is formatted to be suitable for power flow analysis using PandaPower, OpenDSS etc. Other formats and structures are available upon request.
Project RESOP (Regional Energy System Optimisation Planning) aims to take a ‘whole system’ approach, by drawing together data from multiple sources into a single tool that can be used to plan retrofit and roll out of low carbon technologies (LCTs) like electric vehicle charge points.
In November 2021, following a public tender process, Advanced Infrastructure was appointed to provide an energy mapping tool for project LEO utilising Advanced Infrastructure’s LAEP+ software service. This provided an excellent opportunity to test and validate the value of geospatial solutions for local area energy planning.
In June 2021, Advanced Infrastructure and EB Charging were awarded funding from the Office for Zero Emission Vehicles to specify and build a cloud-based siting tool for EV charge points. The output was EV Site, an EV focussed instance of our planning tool LAEP+. Advanced Infrastructure’s Head of Product, Lily Cairns Haylor, discusses the challenges of siting EV charge points at scale and the ways digital approaches might accelerate the tricky process.
In collaboration with the Centre for Net Zero, Octopus Energy's not-for-profit spin out, we examined the impact of heat pump uptake between 2021 and 2031. For London Climate Action Week 2021 we visualised and compared a winter's peak in 2021, where Londoners are primarily kept warm by gas, to a winter's peak in 2031 where the rollout of 40,000 heat pumps shift heating demand from the gas network to the electricity network.
At a minimum, monthly and in line with major publications such as LTDS, ETYS and open data portals. Some regions update more frequently.
The dataset is built from publicly available information and augmented by shared data from NationalGrid ESO and DNOs. We augment these datasets with additional proprietary methods including manual and automated clearing, and rationalise network elements to link cables into a connectivity model.