A Digital Twin for Future Distribution Networks with Smart Meter Data Driven Monitoring and Control

Project Details


Distribution networks are evolving towards integration of more renewable energy sources, energy storage systems, EV charging stations, Hydrogen production/usage and smart home technologies such as IoT devices, wireless power hubs and peer-to-peer energy trade. This introduces a range of new technical behaviours and challenges to the distribution network assets which will impact project life cycle phases from planning to commissioning to monitoring and control. Future distribution networks will also be pre-dominantly data-driven and will therefore utilize clouds and artificial intelligence widely in day-to-day operation.
Effective start/end date1/02/2231/07/25


  • Energy Technology Partnership: £29,400.00
  • SP Energy Networks, Scottish Power Ltd: £29,400.00

UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This project contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy


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