Acumen 2014 proved yet again to be successful and an essential part of this year’s calendar. Speakers and participants attended from not only the UK and Ireland but also globally. The event was opened by the First Minister of Northern Ireland and the discussions covered topics from Leadership in challenging times to Cloud computing and Micro Grids. Finishing up, we were also reminded of how fast times were changing and although there is a long term strategy, the next 3 – 5 years will see significant changes which the industry must plan for.
A gallery of images from the event has been uploaded on the Acumen Website, along with a login section for participants to securely download presentations.
The Smart Street project, submitted as a Tier 2 Bid to the LCN Fund competition by Electricity North West, was awarded funding in November 2013, and will formally commence in January 2014. Kelvatek are a key partner in the four year Smart Street project, having developed technology that will allow the project to be applied to trials on Electricity North West’s distribution networks.
The project will employ innovative voltage control using alternative network configurations to show that a Distribution Network Operator (DNO) can increase the capacity and voltage headroom available for Low Carbon Technology, lower network losses and reduce overall energy consumption. The techniques and technology demonstrated will provide a robust template for the DNOs in Great Britain. Read More →