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Central London
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Central London Plan Update 2017 - UK Power Networks
Background
    to the Central
                                                           Investing
                                                           in network
                                                           resilience
                                                           An update on
                                                                                                 Welcome
                                       Improving           the investments
    London Plan
                                       operational         we are making
                                                           to reduce the     London              I am delighted to present the first
                                       response
    Introduction
    to the Central    Increasing
                                                           number of
                                                           power-cuts.
                                                                             Highlights          annual summary of our progress
    London network
    and our plans
                      capacity         Building
                                       dedicated teams
                                                                             News of the work
                                                                             we are doing with
                                                                                                 against our Central London strategy.
    for it over the                    to provide a 24/7   PAGE 10
                      Our plans to                                           stakeholders to
    coming years.     increase the     response in the                       support London’s
                      capacity of      heart of London.                      priorities.         The Central London area has a         To reflect this, our business plan
    PAGE 4            the network                                                                significant commercial and            included proposals for four large
                      to support the   PAGE 8                                                    political impact on the UK            substations that will increase
                      growth of the                                          PAGE 12
                                                                                                 economy. Customers served by          capacity in high-growth areas
                      capital city.
                                                                                                 UK Power Networks include the         by a total of 300MVA, which is
                                                                                                 many internationally significant      the equivalent of 150,000 new
                      PAGE 6                                                                     businesses in the City                domestic electricity consumers.
                                                                                                 of London, the West End and           Additionally, it included proposals
                                                                                                 Canary Wharf, and the many            to both invest in the resilience of
                                                                                                 strategic government and royal        the network to reduce the number
                                                                                                 sites around Parliament Square,       of power-cuts and to provide an
                                                                                                                                                                             I hope you will find this update
                                                                                                 Whitehall and Green Park.             enhanced 24-hour response to
                                                                                                                                                                             interesting and informative.
                                                                                                                                       minimise the impact when they
                                                                                                 Delivering power to these                                                   We would welcome your feedback
                                                                                                                                       do occur. This update details our
                                                                                                 customers carries a great                                                   on it and how we can develop it
                                                                                                                                       progress against these plans and
                                                                                                 responsibility and for this reason,                                         for future years.
                                                                                                                                       the improvements that have been
                                                                                                 we engaged with key London
                                                                                                                                       seen to date.
                                                                                                 stakeholders while delivering
                                                                                                 our RIIO-ED1 business plan. This      We have continued to engage
                                                                                                 engagement made it clear there        with our stakeholders since
                                                                                                 were two main priorities for our      developing our business plan
                                                                                                 customers in London:                  and we recognise that London          Basil Scarsella
                                                                                                                                       has ambitious plans to become         Chief Executive Officer
                                                                                                 •	Increase the capacity of the
                                                                                                                                       a leading “low carbon” city and
                                                                                                    network to support the growth
                                                                                                                                       to improve air quality. UK Power
                                                                                                    of London
                                                                                                                                       Networks is helping to facilitate
                                                                                                 •	Improve and maintain the           these plans by enabling both the
                                                                                                    reliability of the network to      connection of electric vehicles
                                                                                                    minimise disruption caused         and low carbon generation.
                                                                                                    by power-cuts.                     For example, we worked with
                                                                                                                                       Transport for London (TfL) and Go-
                                                                                                                                       Ahead to establish the first fully
                                                                                                                                       electric bus garage in London. This
                                                                                                                                       went live in September 2016 and
                                                                                                                                       we are working with TfL on their
                                                                                                                                       plans to electrify more bus routes.

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N1
                                                                                                                            W12

                                                                                                                                  Overview of the Central London Area by
          BACKGROUND TO THE                                                                                                             Postcode

    Central                                                                                                                                                                       W1
                                                                                                                                                                                                  West End
                                                                                                                                                                                                            Grafton Way
                                                                                                                                                                                                           (Calcot Street)

                                                                                                                                                                                                          WC1

                                                                                                                                                                                                           WC2                EC4
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  EC1
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     EC2
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             EC3
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     E1

                                                                                                                                    Wood Lane                                                      (TBC)
                                                                                                                                   (White City)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            SE1

                                                                                                                                                                                      SW1

                              Plan                                                                                                                                                   Stewart’s Road
                                                                                                                                                                                        (Vauxhall
                                                                                                                                                                                       Nine Elms)

                               The Central London                                      •	Provision of increased
                                                                                          capacity to meet future
                                                                                                                                  Overview of the Central London Area by
                               Plan is comprised                                          electricity demand;
                                                                                                                                                  Primary Substation
                               of three distinct                                       •	Improved operational                                                    SW8
                                                                                          response; and
                               elements. These are:
                                                                                       •	Improved resilience of the
                                                                                                                                                                                               Shorts                                                              Hearn St     Finsbury
                                                                                          interconnected network.                                                                             Gardens                                                                              Mkt

                                                                                                                                                           Aberdeen Pl                                                                                                          Whiston
                                                                                                                                                                                  Longford                  Grafton Way
                               The Central London Area (CLA)                          The CLA is comprised of                                                                        St                    (Calcot Street)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        City Road
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Rd

                               contains the political, financial                      commissioned assets in substations
                                                                                                                                                                                                          Fisher
                               and entertainment districts of                         with a post code of, EC1, EC2, EC3,                                                                                 Street      Back Hill
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Beach
                               one of the greatest cities in the                      EC4, E1*, SE1*, SW1, W1, WC1                                                 Hyde Park A
                                                                                                                                                                                             Carnaby                                                  St B   Ba
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Devonshire
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Sq.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Simpsons Rd
                                                                                                                                                                                              Street                              Bb                                                Glaucus
                               world. It is the economic engine                       and WC2. The following figures                                                                 Duke                           Knswy
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  CRd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Ptnstr
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       St

                               of the UK and a number of                              show the Central London network                                     Hyde Park B
                                                                                                                                                                                      St
                                                                                                                                                                                                        Leicester                                       Bankside
                               blue chip companies have their                         area in terms of both postcode                Woodlane
                                                                                                                                                                                   Bloomfield
                                                                                                                                                                                      Place
                                                                                                                                                                                            d
                                                                                                                                                                                              West End
                                                                                                                                                                                                           Sq                                                           Osborn St
                                                                                                                                   (White City)
                               headquarters in the CLA.                               and primary substation.                                                                                     (TBC)                                   Bankside
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Westferry
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Circus
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    South Bank
                               The CLA comprises approximately                        The CLA is unique in the sense
                               160,000 electricity consumers in                       that it is predominantly an                                                                Ebury Bridge

                               the heart of London. The following                     interconnected network. In
                               diagrams show the geographic                           Central London the concept of
                               area covered by CLA and an                             LV interconnected networks was
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Moreton St
                               overview of the main substations                       first developed in the 1930s to
                               in the wider London network                            deal with increasing demand.
                               supplying these customers.
                                                                                                                                                                                     Stewart’s Road
                                                                                                                                                                                        (Vauxhall
                                                                                                                                                                                       Nine Elms)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Location of new substation to increase
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         capacity as detailed on page 6

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Supporting growth                                                                                                                                                              BY INCREASING CAPACITY

    As London continues to develop and
                                                                                                                        Calshot Street                          Vauxhall Nine Elms                       White City                               West End
    grow, we are delivering the electrical                                                                              (now Grafton Way)                       Battersea (VNEB)                         (Wood Lane)
    infrastructure to support this progress.

       In our RIIO-ED1 business plan we included proposals for four                                                86MVA      Mar 2018       £8.2m        86MVA       Dec 2019      £28.7m         43MVA       Dec 2018       12.1m        86MVA          2022         £36.5m
       major schemes in the capital to provide a combined 300MVA
       of additional capacity. This is enough to power the equivalent
                                                                                                                  BACKGROUND:                            BACKGROUND:                              BACKGROUND:                              BACKGROUND:
       of 150,000 average homes. Along with many other schemes
       to increase capacity, these projects are providing the                                                     The establishment of Calshot Street    The VNEB area is a Greater London        The London Borough of                    London’s West End encompasses
       infrastructure for many of the key developments which                                                      is part of the City Road – City of     Authority (GLA) designated opportunity   Hammersmith and Fulham and               the entertainment districts of
       ensure London continues to be a major economic centre                                                      London Regional Development Plan.      area located along the south bank        the GLA have agreed a planning           Leicester Square and Covent Garden
                                                                                                                  The purpose of the project is to       of the Thames between Vauxhall           framework for a White City               as well as the shopping districts
       and culturally vibrant capital city. Below is an update on
                                                                                                                  build a new substation in the Kings    and Chelsea Bridges. The planning        Development Area, proposing mixed        centred on Oxford Street, Regent
       the progress of each of these four major schemes.                                                          Cross area providing an increase in    framework contained proposals for:       office, residential and community        Street and Bond Street. It is one
                                                                                                                  capacity of 86 MVA. This increase                                               use. The 43-acre site is close to        of the most highly sensitive and
                                                                                                                                                         • 16,000 new homes;
                                                                                                                  in capacity will allow load to be                                               the BBC Television Centre and            economically important areas of
       PROGRESS UPDATE                                                                                            transferred from the adjacent Back     •A
                                                                                                                                                           n extension to the                    Westfield Shopping Centre. The           London. Three substations which
                                                                                                                  Hill substation to help keep load       Northern Line; and                      forecast increase in demand could        supply the West End were predicted
                                                                                                                  within the capacity of that site.      •R
                                                                                                                                                           egeneration of Battersea              not be accommodated at the Bulwer        to exceed their firm capacity in
                                                                                                                                                          Power station.                          Street substation and hence a new        the coming years due to demand
                      Capacity                            Forecast                           Forecast             PROGRESS UPDATE: IN DELIVERY                                                    substation in the White City area        growth within the West End area.
                      proposals                           completion                         cost                                                        To facilitate this development UK
                                                                                                                                                                                                  was proposed. This substation will       To alleviate this issue, a new
                                                                                                                  Due to the substation being            Power Networks proposed to build
                                                                                                                                                                                                  provide an increase in capacity          substation will be constructed
                                                                                                                  constructed on third party land        a new substation in the VNEB area
                                                                                                                                                                                                  of 43 MVA.                               which will provide an increase
       In line with regulatory reporting guidelines, the forecast costs shown here are only the direct costs of   in close proximity to residential      providing an increase in capacity
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           in capacity of 86 MVA.
       delivering the project. They do not include indirect costs such as administration and project planning.    and commercial premises, careful       of 86 MVA.
                                                                                                                  consideration had to be given to                                                PROGRESS UPDATE: IN DELIVERY
                                                                                                                  the impact of the construction                                                  To date, a site has been secured         PROGRESS UPDATE: IN PLANNING
                                                                                                                                                         PROGRESS UPDATE: IN DELIVERY
                                                                                                                  and final substation building on                                                for the construction of the substation   This project requires a new tunnel
                                                                                                                                                         This project involves both the
                                                                                                                  the surrounding community. Once                                                 in Wood Lane, under the A40              to be built to allow installation
                                                                                                                                                         construction of a new substation and
                                                                                                                  all agreements were in place,                                                   flyover. The design of the substation    of the incoming cables and
                                                                                                                                                         a tunnel to route the power cables
                                                                                                                  construction started in May 2016.                                               is substantially complete and            construction of the substation itself.
                                                                                                                                                         to the site. The existing building
                                                                                                                  All equipment required for the                                                  contractors have been engaged to         This creates an interdependency
                                                                                                                                                         on the site has been modified to
                                                                                                                  substation has been ordered and                                                 start construction in March 2017.        between the route of the tunnel
                                                                                                                                                         provide sound attenuation allowing
                                                                                                                  despite progress to date being more                                             The route for the incoming 132kV         and the location of the substation.
                                                                                                                                                         the substation construction to begin.
                                                                                                                  complex than originally anticipated,                                            cables has been assessed and             An assessment of possible tunnel
                                                                                                                                                         An access shaft has been completed
                                                                                                                  completion of the substation is                                                 been deemed viable. The scope of         routes has been carried out
                                                                                                                                                         to allow the tunnel boring machine
                                                                                                                  forecast for March 2018 in line                                                 installation and capacity added to       with two possible options being
                                                                                                                                                         to be lowered and tunnel boring to
                                                                                                                  with the requirements of nearby                                                 the network remains unchanged.           identified and a land search has
                                                                                                                                                         begin. The site will be energised
                                                                                                                  developments.                                                                   Due to space limitations,                been commissioned to find a
                                                                                                                                                         in a phased manner to reflect
                                                                                                                                                                                                  the original plan to allow for           suitable site for the construction
                                                                                                                                                         requirements of large developments
                                                                                                                                                                                                  the future installation of a third       of the new substation.
                                                                                                                                                         in the area and is scheduled for
                                                                                                                                                                                                  transformer, were one required,
                                                                                                                                                         completion by December 2019.
                                                                                                                                                                                                  is no longer feasible.

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Operational Response
                         IMPROVING

                                                                                                                                                  48                              LPN Network Overall
        A reliable power supply is vital for                                                                                          50
                                                                                                                                                                    42
                                                                                                                                      40
        a capital city which operates on a                                                                                                                                             31
                                                                                                                                                                                                        34
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            30
                                                                                                                                      30

                                                                                                                             CI/CML
        24-hour basis.                                                                                                                20
                                                                                                                                                  28
                                                                                                                                                                    24
                                                                                                                                                                                       28
                                                                                                                                                                                                        25
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               24
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              19
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            22                 21
        To reflect this our RIIO-ED1 business plan proposed the establishment of                                                                                                                                                                              19
        an operational depot providing response to any issues on the network by                                                       10

        teams based centrally 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. This complements
                                                                                                                                       0
        the existing depot serving the Central London area and has improved                                                                    2009/10          2010/11           2011/12           2012/13            2013/14           2014/15         2015/16
        response times dramatically, by halving the time is takes to arrive at
                                                                                                                                                        Customer Minutes lost                          Customer Interruptions
        the location of LV network faults. Forming this dedicated team for Central
        London has also led to an enhanced inspection routine for the key assets                                                      As we have continued to focus on improving reliability across our networks, power-cuts
        involved in distributing electricity to customers.                                                                            have continued to decrease. The chart above shows how both the number of power-cuts
                                                                                                                                      and the length of time customers are without supply has fallen across London, with the
                                                                                                                                      average length of power cuts reducing by more than 50% since 2009/10.

    Shorts Gardens:                             Inspecting every                     Inspecting substations                             Improvements in Central London CIs and CMLs in 2015/16
                                                                                                                                        INCLUDING Kingsway event
    providing a 24-hour                         linkbox every year                   annually
                                                                                                                                                              2014/15                   2015/16                   Improvement                 Improvement %
    response
                                               We have moved from a 4-year           The current approach of inspecting                CI                     1.61                      1.60                      0.01                        0.1%
                                               inspection cycle to inspecting        secondary substations on a 2.4                    CML                    2.62                      2.51                      0.11                        4.1%
    We have established an additional          the 3,456 linkboxes in Central        year cycle has previously been
    dedicated depot for the Central            London on an annual basis. In         delivered by a contractor on behalf
    London Area which is staffed               addition to this, we have fitted      of UK Power Networks. As we move                   Improvements in Central London CIs and CMLs in 2015/16
    with teams ready to respond to             a fire suppression blanket to         towards an annual inspection cycle                 EXCLUDING Kingsway event
    power-cuts 24 /7. This led to a            each of these linkboxes which         we are building internal teams to
    54% reduction in the time it takes         reduces the impact of any faults      carry out this work more efficiently.                                    2014/15        2015/16 (May                           Improvement               Improvement %
    to reach the site of LV power-cuts,        that occur. This has led to a                                                                                  (May to March) to March)
    which leads to a reduction in the          reduction in disruptive failures
    time customers are without power.                                                                                                  CI                     1.53                       1.33                       0.20                      13.2%
                                               with none in Central London
                                               in 2016.                                                                                CML                    2.46                       1.40                       1.06                      43.1%

    “We have more                                                                    “We are building                                 These values are presented as the contribution of Central London to the overall London CI/CML values.

                                                                                                                                      These changes we proposed are expected to contribute to an improvement in Central
    than halved the                            “Reduction of                         teams to increase                                London’s network performance of 0.2 Customer Interruptions* (CI) and 0.3 Customer
                                                                                                                                      Minutes Lost** (CML). This represents an improvement of about 30% in the average
    time it takes                              disruptive failures                   inspections of the                               time that customers are without supply. These performance improvements have been
                                                                                                                                      embedded by Ofgem within the overall RIIO-ED1 CI and CML targets for the whole
    to arrive at the                           of linkboxes in                       equipment that                                   London Power Networks (LPN) network.

    site of LV power-                          Central London                        delivers power                                   As can be seen from the table above, due to a significant event in the Kingsway area
                                                                                                                                      in 2015/16, improvements in performance were not as good as anticipated. However,
                                                                                                                                      underlying performance improvement was ahead of target with a 43% reduction in CML.
    cuts since 2014.”                          to zero in 2016.”                     to London.”                                      *Customer Interruptions (CI) are the number of customers interrupted for 3 minutes or longer per 100 customers on our network.
                                                                                                                                      **Customer Minutes Lost (CML) are the average time customers are without power, for power cuts lasting 3 minutes or longer.

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INVESTING IN

     Network Resilience
     The network design of the CLA has resulted in a relatively
                                                                                                           Increasing resilience of interconnected groups
     high resilience when compared with other UK cities, but does
                                                                                                          The Central London network is unique in      To upgrade these networks, we have
     increase the complexity of operating the network. Building on                                        the UK in that it operates Low Voltage
                                                                                                          (LV) interconnected networks, which
                                                                                                                                                       worked with our suppliers to develop
                                                                                                                                                       the necessary equipment that will suit
     this high level of reliability, we are investing in state-of-the-art                                 supply power to “groups” of demand. The
                                                                                                          advantage of this design is that it better
                                                                                                                                                       the confined constraints presented in
                                                                                                                                                       the London network area. Once this new
     control systems and new network designs to further improve                                           supports large amounts of concentrated
                                                                                                          demand and is able to continue to provide
                                                                                                                                                       equipment has been thoroughly tested,
                                                                                                                                                       conversion of a group in the Leicester
     the performance of the network.                                                                      power to customers if a fault occurs. The
                                                                                                          design of these networks has evolved over
                                                                                                                                                       Square area will be piloted. The experience
                                                                                                                                                       gained from this initial pilot conversion
                                                                                                          time to provide better safety and reduce     will be used to inform the conversion of
                                                                                                          the complexity of operation.                 the remaining three groups identified for
                                                                                                                                                       HV Unit Protection, as presented in our
                                                                                                          To further improve the safety of these
       UK Power Networks proposed to improve network         Self-healing networks                                                                     RIIO-ED1 business plan.                        Enhanced maintenance of
                                                                                                          networks and simplify their operation,
       reliability and resilience over the ED1 period by:                                                 UK Power Networks is converting some
                                                            The London network historically has a large
                                                                                                                                                                                                      interconnected networks
       •	Increased automation on the HV network;                                                         of these groups to a new design. This
                                                            amount of remote control capability due       new design, using HV Unit Protection,
       •	The conversion of four interconnected loads                                                                                                                                                There are five teams in the Central
                                                            to a programme that started in the late       will reduce the complexity of operating
          groups to unit protection; and                                                                                                                                                             London area dedicated to performing
                                                            1990s to install remote control capable       the LV network which will both improve
                                                                                                                                                                                                     “network sweeps” in interconnected
       •	Enhanced maintenance of the interconnected        secondary switchgear.                         safety and allow supplies to be restored
                                                                                                                                                                                                     areas to identify any masked
          networks.                                                                                       more quickly.
                                                            Since commencing the Central London                                                                                                      issues on the LV network and pro-
                                                            Strategy we have implemented an                                                                                                          actively fix any identified. This has
                                                            Automatic Power Restoration System                                                                                                       contributed towards a reduction
                                                            (APRS) which utilises this remote control                                                                                                of 38% in the average number of
                                                            capability.                                                                                                                              customers experiencing a loss of
                                                                                                                                                                                                     supply when an HV fault occurs
                                                            The system will automatically take account
                                                                                                                                                                                                     between 2015 and 2016.
                                                            of network status following a fault to
                                                            determine which switching operations
                                                            will restore power to the largest amount
                                                            of customers. These switching operations
                                                            are then completed automatically by
                                                            the system ensuring the impact of
                                                            outages is minimised for customers.

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       Highlights              We understand the priorities of our stakeholders
                                                                                                                                                       Powering the transition to electric vehicles
                                                                                                                                                       Electric Vehicles will be one
                                                                                                                                                       of the biggest contributors to
                                                                                                                                                                                              •	Working with Transport for
                                                                                                                                                                                                 London (TfL) and the bus
                                                                                                                                                       reaching our carbon reduction             operating companies to
                               develop over time and we continue to engage with                                                                        targets and help improve the              understand their requirements
                               them to make sure we are supporting them in the right                                                                   air quality in major cities such          for the electrification of four
                                                                                                                                                       as London.                                specific bus routes.
                               way. The updates below are some examples of exciting
                                                                                                                                                       As the organisation responsible for    •	Producing an online guide to
                               developments that will help the country achieve a                                                                       making sure the electricity network       help London Councils and other
                               reduction in carbon emissions and also improve the                                                                      is ready to supply the power              developers who are looking
                                                                                                               Innovating for a                        needed to charge these vehicles,          to install public charging points
                               air quality in the capital.                                                                                             we are aware that we have a               for electric vehicles. Making
                                                                                                               Low-Carbon future                       big role to play in facilitating the      the process as transparent and
                                                                                                                                                       charging infrastructure required as       simple as possible will support
                                                                                                               UK Power Networks has been              more electric vehicles are being          the installation of the charging
                                                                                                               awarded funding for a cutting           driven and recharged in the capital.      points needed to keep electric
                                  Electric buses are breath of fresh air for London                            edge project that could pave the                                                  vehicles running
                                                                                                               way for hundreds of megawatts           For this reason, we have been
                                  A fleet of environmentally             Smart charging at Waterloo bus        of low-carbon energy to enter           proactively engaging with the key      In addition to this we are working
                                  friendly buses has taken to the        garage offers us the opportunity      London’s power supply.                  people involved in delivering this     to understand how “smart
                                  streets of London with help            to explore how to bring electric                                              infrastructure, for example:           charging” of electric vehicles
                                  from UK Power Networks.                vehicles within closer reach of       Across London, many major offices                                              will help to keep the cost
                                                                         more people. It also offers the       and housing developments have                                                  of charging electric vehicles
                                  51 single decker buses which                                                 their own Combined Heat and
                                                                         potential to control when electric                                                                                   as low as possible.
                                  run on electricity and charge                                                Power (CHP) units, which capture
                                                                         vehicles receive their charge for
                                  up at Waterloo bus garage in                                                 the heat created as a by-product
                                                                         the customers’ benefit as well as
                                  central London are now on                                                    of electricity generation and
                                                                         the electricity system as a whole.
                                  London’s streets.                                                            circulate it round a building instead
                                                                         Less carbon in the air is good news   of having a separate boiler.
                                  We contributed to the high-tech,
                                                                         for everybody’s health, while
                                  low carbon joint project by laying                                           The project, called Powerful-
                                                                         the chance to explore how timed
                                  400 metres of power cable under                                              CB, will use advanced power
                                                                         connections can help make electric
                                  the ground and installing new                                                electronics technology to develop
                                                                         vehicles more affordable for all,
                                  equipment to manage the power                                                a new type of circuit breaker that
                                                                         is an exciting prospect.
                                  supply at the site in Cornwall Road.                                         is 20 times faster than existing
                                                                                                               ones. This high speed operation
                                                                                                               provides extra protection for the
                                                                                                               electricity network, allowing many
                                                                                                               more highly efficient CHP units to
                                                                                                               connect before the network needs
                                                                                                               to be upgraded.
                                                                                                               The company has been awarded
                                                                                                               £6 million of funding from the
                                                                                                               Network Innovation Competition,
                                                                                                               administered by Ofgem, to develop
                                                                                                               this technology and demonstrate
                                                                                                               the benefits it will provide.

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Key
      Contacts
           General enquiries                         Connections services

          0800 029 4285                             0800 029 4280

          Emergencies or power cuts                  Media enquiries
          (24 hours a day)
                                                    0330 159 1712
          New 3 digit number: 105

          Or 0800     31 63 105
          Please note this number is free to call
          from mobile phones

           Text message updates                     A full list of our contact details can be
           during a power cut                       found at:

          To keep you updated if you have           www.ukpowernetworks.co.uk
          a power cut in your area, text:
          ‘Power’ followed by your ‘postcode’
          (e.g. Power IP3 6QX)

          to 80876

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