UK Power Networks, a wires-only utility managing three distribution grids in the United Kingdom and serving approximately 20 million people, is implementing a novel holistic approach to network operations and DER lifecycle management. Their new approach, which should be implemented by the end of 2020, is based on an innovative active network management (ANM) system. It is one of the most advanced grid planning and operations digitalization efforts in the electricity industry, according to a new WoodMac case study. UKPN plans to use the ANM system as its default tool for network operations, grid planning and customer engagement — as opposed to the piecemeal approach to incorporating DERs adopted by many utilities in the U.S. and Europe.
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