Wales & West Utilities commissioned Leading Edge Only to create their own Innovation Network to source new solutions in Real Time Operations for an ongoing project. They were seeking partners to help them develop opportunities in the following areas:
1. Greater coordination between electricity and gas networks for real time operations and forecasting of flexible gas generation.
2. Develop flexible gas generation modelling capability across network control centres optimising the sharing of relevant data sets.
WWU's Challenge included a complex brief, with multiple requirements that their innovators were required to adhere to. LEO succeeded in sourcing relevant innovations for them, some of which WWU were not yet aware of, including the eventual winner of this project.
"We wanted to reach out to potential innovators to help us develop better forecasting and modelling capacity. Leading Edge Only were able to publish our challenge statement to their networks and using them helped us select a partner who helped us address our challenge in a cost effective way."
Geraint Herbert, Innovation Network Assistant, Wales & West Utilities