SPEN uses distributed renewables to restart grid

SP Energy Networks has successfully used renewables to re-energise a portion of its network as part of ground-breaking trial. The capability to restart the power grid in the event of a partial or total shutdown of the national transmission network has previously been provided by large transmission-connected fossil fuel power stations. The Distributed ReStart project is seeking to develop the capability to kick start the electricity system using smaller distributed energy resources such as wind, solar and hydro generators.

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