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As energy, regulatory environments and utilities change radically, it is clear that a new energy world is coming. The challenges resulting from a low carbon society, along with increased customer and regulatory pressures, demand a far better understanding of grid behavior in order to make informed and timely decisions.

DPlan, from our partners AmberTREE, is a next generation network planning tool proven to model innovative smart grids techniques on a number of Network Innovation Competition (NIC) and Network Innovation Allowance (NIA) projects in the UK. Our solution bridges the gap between what legacy planning tools can achieve and the planning requirements of an infrastructure that enables a smart, flexible electricity system.

DPlan is particularly relevant for modelling smart grid interventions and the integration of low-carbon technologies. It helps optimise network investments, mitigate constraints and provide customer connections and reinforcements in the most cost-effective and efficient way. Basing planning decisions on a single, master set of data via CGI’s OpenGrid360 Integrated Network Model enhances the productivity of any planning team and delivers consistent, reliable analysis and visualisations. It provides a robust and easy-to-use tool for all planning needs, from investment planners to connections users, from EHV (Extra High Voltage) down to LV (Low Voltage).

DPlan is the next generation of Network planning tools that enables Distribution Network Operators who are making the transition to a Distribution System Operator (DSO) to assess the impact of no-and-low carbon technologies on their electricity network, help to meet the future energy demands of customers and support Britain achieve its legally binding net zero commitments.

 

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