Thursday, January 19, 2017
Real-time networks - your help needed
The project trial will take place in SGN's south east LDZ,
where innovative sensor technologies will be installed to measure
gas flow, pressure and quality in the Medway area. Consumer gas
demand will also be recorded using discrete data loggers installed
at consumer meters from a statistically representative sample of
properties from SGN's south east residential and commercial
The data collected will also provide a valuable
opportunity to manage the network in 'real-time', thanks to the
arrival of 'big data' and 'cloud data storage' systems.
If you, or anyone you know, live in south-east
England and use gas, you could be part of this exciting opportunity
for a potentially cheaper, more secure and lower carbon gas
future. 600 participants will be selected for
the data logger installation and will receive a £40 high street
voucher and a free CO alarm.
Real-Time Networks will be a major step
towards a future network that could support the removal of
expensive gas quality processing, increase our ability to adapt for
the future energy needs of Great Britain and create the potential
for cheaper gas bills for customers.
To find out more or take part, visit www.sgn.co.uk/real-time-networks
SGN's innovation project, Real-Time Networks,
aims to demonstrate a flexible 'real-time' network to meet Great
Britain's current and evolving energy market needs.
An enhanced network will be able to respond to the
accelerated uptake of downstream renewable technologies and deliver
gas to customers more efficiently.