Work Package 3 - Impact Analysis

IET factfile: Future Power System Architecture 2 - Work Package 3 - Impact Analysis

WP3 has identified the barriers to developing and implementing the FPSA1 thirty-five functions in the context of current sector arrangements, and has assessed the consequences of late or non-delivery of the functions.

This is a crucial first step towards developing a strategy to overcome obstacles that arise typically where current sector mechanisms or processes are no longer fit for purpose in a world where change is becoming more rapid and there are many new stakeholders, many of whom operate ‘beyond the meter’.

A fundamental learning point from the FPSA programme is that an architectural approach will be key to developing Great Britain’s power system if it is to meet future needs. This requires a truly whole-system approach such that the changes to the physical network, market structures, regulatory and commercial codes, and customer behaviours can be addressed in an agile and integrated manner to meet the requirements of all stakeholders.