Industry papers and reports

TNEI staff regularly share their experience and expertise at industry conferences, including the preparation of supporting papers. Below is a selection of our recent industry papers for you to peruse. If anything is of particular interest, please get in touch with us to find out how we can assist your projects. 

Power engineering and trials: Report on the viability of restoration from DERs

The Distributed ReStart project (formerly known as Black Start from DER) is a partnership between National Grid electricity system operator (ESO), SP Energy Networks (SPEN) and TNEI (a specialist energy consultancy) that has been awarded £10.3 million of Network Innovation Competition (NIC) funding.

The 1st published document from the Distributed ReStart project can be downloaded here


Smart Network Design Methodologies:  Novel Analysis Techniques at Low Voltage

TNEI's Gruffudd, Gordon and Charlotte recently wrote a smart networks design methodologies report for Northern Powergrid which has just been published and is full of novel ideas on the modelling of low voltage networks. 

Download the report here


Ofgem international review of cost recovery issues

This report, written by TNEI and CEPA considers how other jurisdictions have addressed challenges emerging from their system of residual network charging, looking in detail at experiences in Autrailia (Queensland and Victoria), the US (California and Nevada), Italy, Spain and the Netherlands.

Click here to download the report

The use of proxy measurements to determine wind farm noise compliance - what are the options and is there a need for further guidance?

TNEI presented a paper at the Institute of Acoustics' annual conference earlier this year: The use of proxy measurements to determine wind farm noise compliance - what are the options and is there a need for further guidance?

As more wind farms are built in the UK the requirement for noise compliance monitoring is increasing. Compliance monitoring is usually undertaken for one of three reasons: 1) the wind farm operator undertakes the assessment voluntarily as part post commissioning works; 2) monitoring is required to satisfy a planning condition; or, 3) monitoring is required following receipt of a complaint relating to noise. 

This paper was authored by James Mackay, Moise Coulon and Jason Baldwin. 

Click here to download the paper. 


Integration of Storage into a Renewables Portfolio to Optimise Revenue and Grid Connection Utilisation

TNEI recently presented an industry paper on the integration of storage into a renewables portfolio to optimise revenue and grid connection utilisation at the 6th Solar Integration Workshop in Vienna. This paper was authored by Sarah Weatherhead, Gordon McFazdean, Catherine Cleary and Liz Russell. 

PDF iconSIW16-59 Integration of Storage into a Renewables Portfolio.pdf


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