The Future Power System Architecture project (FPSA) is addressing the changes facing Britain’s power system architecture – the underlying structure of the electricity system that dictates how its components and its participants are organised and interact.
Major policy challenges, advanced technologies and emerging new business models will require transformative change to Britain’s power system architecture by 2030.
The FPSA project was commissioned by DECC to assist ministers, officials and industry professionals to anticipate these developments and to assess their significance. It was led by the Energy Systems Catapult and the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET).
The project uses systems engineering techniques to examine credible evolutionary pathways and new functionality required. The project’s analysis draws on National Grid’s Future Energy Scenarios, focusing on the Gone Green scenario as the one most consistent with established policy objectives.
You can read about the 35 new or significantly modified functions required to meet the 2030 power system objectives in this full report on the first phase of the FPSA project.