Northern Powergrid urges upgrades
Northern Powergrid has called on electricity generators in the North East, Yorkshire and northern Lincolnshire to urgently claim funding towards mandatory hardware upgrades, aimed at boosting network resilience and encouraging a lower carbon power grid.
Generators connected to the electricity network in that area only have until February 2021 to claim the funding, delivered through the Accelerated Loss of Mains Change Programme (ALoMCP).
John Rowland, ALoMCP Manager at Northern Powergrid said in a statement: “The ALoMCP is critical network upgrade project, particularly in the present Covid-19 environment where keeping the lights on for customers is more important than ever. This programme will be vital to ensuring the long-term stability of our energy network.
“There are around 4,000 generators based in Northern Powergrid’s operation area which are impacted by the changes to the regulations, requiring them to update their relays before September 2022.
"By making the changes to their systems, generators not only protect the network which our 8 million customers rely on, but also shield themselves from unnecessary loss of income when their sites trip off. I encourage them all to act now while the funding is available.”