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Innovation Strategy Close Out Report - Introduction of Amorphous Core Distribution Transformers

It is essential for ESB Networks to assess the advances in materials and technologies relating to network assets, and to understand how they can be deployed to optimise existing network assets.

Amorphous Metal Distribution Transformers (AMDT) proposes a lower electrical loss design solution compared to traditional transformers. AMDT cores possess a different grain structure with much lower resistance to magnetization cycles, which leads to reduced core losses. This innovation project is about evaluating the suitability of AMDT transformers and in particular evaluating whether the reduced core losses of this unique material offer sufficient benefits when deployed on the Irish network.

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Demand Connection

Connection requirements for new demand customers who want to participate in demand response services. This document includes the detailed requirements currently being developed and transferred into our existing Distribution Code. They will only apply to new customers whose plant is procured from September 2018 onwards.

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Requirements for Generators

Connection requirements for new generators. The detailed requirements currently being developed and transferred into our existing Distribution Code. They will only apply to new generators whose plant procured from May 2018 onwards.

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Energy Balancing

The Market Code which addresses balancing market design, operation and settlement. There are some common terms, requirements and interdependencies between this code and System Operation.

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Emergency Restoration

Operational roles and responsibilities under emergency conditions. The detailed requirements are being developed and will be transferred into our existing Distribution Code.

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System Operation

Operational roles and responsibilities for system operators and users under normal conditions. The detailed requirements are being developed and will be transferred into our existing Distribution Code. This code includes outage planning and data exchange.

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Distribution Code Class Derogation

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Proposal for General Application of RfG Requirements for Ireland

The consultation on the non-exhaustive parameters for the Requirements for Generators [RfG] has now closed. This proposal document is produced jointly by EirGrid plc in its role as the Transmission System Operator in Ireland and ESB Networks in their role as the Distribution System Operator in Ireland. This document contains the proposed parameters and explanations as to the reasons for their adoption, which are now formally submitted to the Commission for Regulation of Utilities [CRU] for approval.  It also contains responses to the consultations and the System Operator replies. 

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DSO Completed Applications list 03.08.2018

DSO Completed Applications list 03.08.2018

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