Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks (SSEN) has teamed up with E.ON and Costain to develop an innovative solution to energy security it rural areas. The Resilience as a Service (RaaS) project has secured over £10 million of funding from Ofgem’s Network Innovation Competition (NIC) to examine how battery storage can be used with local energy resources to provide low carbon, cost effective network resilience. It will look at how smart systems could be used to respond to faults in rural networks, which are currently served by diesel generators on the rare occasions faults occur. The companies argue that by developing a market-based solution, utilising batteries and local renewables energy, RaaS could provide a sustainable solution and improve security.
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