Active Response


What we will do and why

Design and trial a responsive, automated electricity network that re-configures and optimises itself in real-time, moving spare capacity to where the demand is and avoid reinforcement.

Key deliverables

  • Fully trialled and tested power electronics solution integrated with active network management and systems.
  • Network optimisation tool tested and integrated with active network management system and advanced distribution management system.

Target outcomes

  • Faster network configuration to restore faults.
  • Release network capacity without reinforcement.
  • Efficiency and productivity.

Measures of success

  • Reduction in customer interruptions and minutes lost.
  • Improved customer service.
  • Increased network utilisation.

Stakeholder Engagement

Lessons from the installation and commissioning of novel power electronics from Active Response presented at Cired 2023 and the Energy Innovation Summit 2023.

Ongoing engagement with SP Energy Networks to share learnings and insights from Active Response and Low Voltage Engine projects.

Planned start:


Target completion:


Key milestones:

  • Completion of software and hardware trials (Oct 2023)
  • Business as usual implementation plan developed (Dec 2023)
  • Close down and reporting (Feb 2024)


On Track

Date of change Category Description
23.12.2023 Update

We added a stakeholder engagement summary.