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Article Date: 29th August 2017

ABB Power Grids - World-First Fault Current Technology for London

UK Power Networks - Circuit Breaker - Heat and Power

ABB Power Grids - Power Station

ABB is partnering with UK Power Networks (UKPN) in the NIC-funded PowerFul-CB (Power Electronic Fault Limiting Circuit Breaker) project. The project aims to alleviate London’s congested electrical distribution networks in readiness for the connection of more distributed generation (DG), including combined heat and power (CHP) schemes.

Currently, the majority of London’s power is generated outside the city in power stations, where large quantities of heat are lost to the atmosphere. By 2025, one of the aims of the London Plan is for one quarter of London’s heat and power to be generated inside the capital, potentially reducing carbon dioxide emissions by more than 2.5 million tonnes annually.

For more information on how this is likely to lead to a significant growth in CHP schemes, and why UK Power Networks established the PowerFul-CB project to evaluate innovative fault current limiting technology on 11kV distribution networks, please click here to read the latest edition of FFWD, ABB’s customer newsletter.

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