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UTILITY Week 29th September 2017

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UTILITY WEEK | 29TH SEPTEMBER - 5TH OCTOBER 2017 | 19 Operations & Assets Further construction and commissioning work will now continue on both the offshore and onshore substations, as well as work to complete the onshore cable route. The 400MW project being built by Eon, the UK Green Investment Bank and Canadian energy infrastructure company Enbridge will provide enough electricity to supply almost 347,000 homes a year – equiva- lent to around half the homes in Sussex. It is due to be completed and fully operational in 2018. If you have an asset or project you would like to see featured in this slot, email: paulnewton@ fav-house.com. A flexible approach to energy generation, consumption and cost reduction can significantly impact an organisation's energy expenditure and income. Just ask the Estates department at Colchester Hos- pital University NHS Founda- tion Trust. By working with electric- ity supplier Haven Power and demand response aggregator KiWi Power, on embedded generation and demand-side response (DSR) respectively, the department earns around £200,000 annually from power generation. Embedded generation occurs when an electricity gen- erator connects to the distribu- tion (not transmission) net- work and benefits financially from using electricity more flexibly. However, to make the most of such schemes, you need the right information and expertise. If you do participate, you must also decide how to manage the energy produced: 1) Get paid for generating electricity through a power purchase agreement (PPA) with a supplier – such as Haven Power – and achieve Use of System savings. 2) Join the feed-in tariff (FIT) scheme and get paid by a FIT licensee for the electric- ity you produce, including the power you use. 3) Keep the option to export via a range of demand response programmes, while deciding not to do so straight away. The Trust's Estates depart- ment currently manages its generated energy by taking advantage of PPAs through Haven Power and various DSR services from KiWi Power. The Estates team worked with Haven Power to find additional flexibility and value in the standard terms of the supply contract. To help the department minimise or avoid high-cost consumption, the supplier provides a daily triad report between November and February each year plus within-day updates where necessary. KiWi Power's bespoke solution helps the department optimise usage of the Trust's five generators across multiple sites. Remotely controlling the generators via real-time meter- ing hardware and regulation systems, KiWi Power also col- lects the meter's data reports, sends them to National Grid, and alerts the department whenever there's a demand response event. Amplifying the advantages To help simplify the complex- ity – and boost the ben- efits – of DSR and embedded generation, the Trust works alongside KiWi Power and Haven Power. They have the relevant expertise to help cus- tomers maximise all available revenues and savings, and to benefit from other opportuni- ties. This ensures that the Trust remains a forward thinking and innovative energy user. For more information about embedded generation and DSR, please get in touch with Haven Power, quoting reference HP252. t: 01473 707755; e: contact.us@ havenpower.com; Web: www.havenpower.com EXPERT VIEW HAVEN POWER 'How embedded generation and demand-side response can help you save and earn'

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