SSEN receives £343,000 in funding to deliver Scotland’s RESOP project

Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks (SSEN) has secured £343,000 in funding from Ofgem ‘s Network Innovation Allowance (NIA) to deliver the Regional Energy System Optimisation Planning (RESOP) project.

Announced on 20 January, the project is part of the £7.5mn Strategic Partnership established between SSEN, the Scottish government, Transport Scotland and SP Energy Networks, and will look to deliver and improve coordination between electric vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure and electricity networks in Scotland.

SSEN will also work with local authorities and other stakeholders to identify the impact of their plans on the energy networks and the role of low carbon technologies in managing this impact.

The project will begin in January 2020 and run for 18 months.

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