Future Power System Architecture - Summary report

IET factfile: Future Power System Architecture - Summary report

The project has drawn four conclusions based on its analysis of the new functions required.

Substantial new or extended functionality is required to meet government and power system objectives by 2030. The new functionality has features that present substantial implementation challenges from a technical, market and commercial perspective.

It is feasible to deliver the changes required for 2030, but the scale and complexity warrant special focus and urgency. Much new functionality is concerned with interactions that span the whole system – from smart appliances beyond customers’ meters to the largest thermal power stations.