Outage planning portal developed for Power Networks

11 March 2019

Cyient has been chosen to execute a project for UK Power Networks – the UK’s largest electricity distribution network operator.

As part of the Network Vision project, Cyient will develop an online outage planning and tracking integration portal that to optimise distributed energy generation performance and deliver cost savings of up to £1 million per year.
Planning network downtime involves balancing competing factors, making it necessary to interrupt power supplies on parts of the electricity network so engineers can undertake maintenance, upgrades and other tasks safely.
The solution development team is working in collaboration with UK Power Networks to design and build the outage planning and tracking portal from the ground up with the aim of automating the current processes and streamline how upgrades and maintenance tasks are scheduled.
Network Vision will give local energy generators – including renewable generation – visibility of planned work so they have the option to coordinate their own maintenance at the same time as the electricity network’s maintenance operations, and so minimise downtime.
Reducing downtime helps maximise the potential of renewable energy to feed into local electricity networks and could enable an extra 1080 MWh of renewable generation per year, saving 344 tonnes of CO2 emissions. 
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