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PILLAR: ASSETS AND OPERATIONS

CReDo+

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What we will do and why

CReDo+ (Climate Resilience Demonstrator - extension to new climate risks) is a development on the original CReDo decision support tool aiming to incorporate newly developed models of Distribution Network Operator asset failure risk under extreme weather conditions.

This project is funded through the Strategic Innovation Fund, which works in three phases. If successful for a subsequent phase then the end date and other details will change.

Key deliverables

  • Integrated digital twin of electricity, water and telecoms networks.
  • Climate impact decision support tool.

Target outcomes

  • Improved insight and understanding of critical third party assets connected to our network.
  • Enhanced ability of network operators and wider connected asset owners to improve climate resilience through targeted, prioritised intervention.

Measures of success

  • Delivery of a minimum viable solution for facilitating enhanced asset criticality assessment, investment optimisation and operational resilience.
  • Progression of the innovation project and output to production grade implementation.

Stakeholder Engagement

The first phase of CReDo digital twin demonstrator was completed, with UK Power Networks’ asset data being connected with Anglian Water and BT Group data, and the infrastructure interdependencies modelled. The outputs and learnings were shared via online webinar. The second phase of CReDo digital twin demonstrator extended the technology, increased the geographic scope, with more types of flooding events, and integrated economic models and cost benefit analysis. The outputs and learnings were shared at an event with around 400 attendees.

Planned start:

06.01.2022

Target completion:

30.06.2024

Key milestones:

  • Flood Use Case, Phase I (Sep 2022)
  • Strategic Innovation Fund Alpha Phase Bid Submission (Jul 2023)
  • Strategic Innovation Fund Alpha Stage (Mar 2024)
  • Flood Use Case, Phase II (Jun 2024)

Status:

On Track

Date of change Category Description
23.12.2023 Update

Provided a link to more detailed information on the ENA website and summarised stakeholder engagement as part of this project. There are ongoing discussions to add more to the scope and extend this work out to 2025 which are not yet confirmed.