Two members of the ITRC team were seconded to National Grid to help with spatial modelling of renewable technologies, embedded generation capacities and customer demand projections in the long-term. National Grid needed an analysis tool to:
- integrate different data sources
- assign transmission and distribution level assets to key renewable technologies (such as solar, wind and photovoltaic installations)
- aggregate outputs from distribution regions to the grid.
The output was used with National Grid’s own Future Energy Scenarios forecasting models to provide a demand allocation, by area, for different technologies and scenarios.
National Grid identified our in-house capabilities and expertise as useful for their spatial analysis tool.