Status: In Progress

Redevelopment Olympia, London

Eclipse Power Networks have been appointed as the Independent Distribution Network Operator (IDNO) for the re-development of London’s Olympia Exhibition Centre in Kensington.

The new development is set to include two hotels, a cinema, a theatre, retail & office space, as well as restaurants and its own energy centre will be +20MVA & 11kV connected.

Eclipse Power Networks are adopting 20 No. HV/LV substations on site. This will help facilitate freedom of Energy Supplier choice for the numerous individually metered customers, and at the same time negating the need for any on-site client HV authorised personnel by extending the licenced network down to 415V.

Our role in the Redevelopment at Kensington Olympia

Working collaboratively with the clients’ project team that included TUSC, Laing O’Rourke, Gardiner & Theobald, DESCO and Reach Active as the Independent Connection Provider (ICP), we have assisted in developing an innovative design to meet the prestigious exhibition venue’s challenging programme requirements, as well as the flexible building & metering requirements.

Extending a licenced network deep within site boundary was not an option for the local DNO and whilst an extensive private network was considered, the IDNO option prevailed due to all parties working together innovatively to ensure a cost effective adoptable solution, that provided multiple registered MPAN meter points, was achievable.

IDNO working with ICPs

“This high profile project presented Reach Active with a further opportunity to demonstrate our long term technical experience of delivering extensive off-site 11kV HV power civils, cable and substation projects in a dense urban environment in a central London location.
Furthermore with Eclipse Power’s valuable input & collaboration we were able to extend the contestable works around the development, incorporating multiple IDNO adopted HV/LV substations, delivering a competitive and robust distribution network that provides security and flexibility to the client and IDNO alike”.

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