INSIGHT (Innovative Network Status Intelligence Gathered by Holistic use of Telemetry and Simulation) is an innovation project funded by OFGEM’s Strategic Innovation Fund (SIF). INSIGHT aims to deliver a virtual, real-time alert and control system that can monitor and mitigate different types of oscillation events experienced on the networks. It will combine experience and learnings from past events with new modelling and simulation techniques to better understand the nature of these new oscillations; how to predict them and how to address them in network design and operation for future events.

The first phase of the project (Discovery Phase) was completed in June 2023. This phase looked at developing an initial understanding of the problem.

In September 2023 Ofgem approved funding for the second phase of the project to proceed (Alpha Phase). This provides funding for more detailed research and development work up until March 2024.

The project is a collaboration between SSEN Transmission (the lead project partner), the University of Strathclyde, and National Grid Electricity System Operator (NGESO). The National HVDC Centre is working on the project as part of SSEN Transmission and is leading one of the four work packages to be delivered in the discovery phase.

SSEN Transmission’s press release introducing the project is available here:

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For further information please refer to the Energy Networks Association’s (ENA) Smarter Networks Portal as follows:

INSIGHT (Discovery Phase)| ENA Innovation Portal (