Projects: Projects for Investigator
Reference Number NIA_SHET_0030
Status Completed
Energy Categories Other Power and Storage Technologies(Electricity transmission and distribution) 100%;
Research Types Applied Research and Development 100%
Science and Technology Fields ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY (Electrical and Electronic Engineering) 100%
UKERC Cross Cutting Characterisation Not Cross-cutting 100%
Principal Investigator Project Contact
No email address given
Wales and West Utilities
Award Type Network Innovation Allowance
Funding Source Ofgem
Start Date 01 December 2019
End Date 01 December 2020
Duration ENA months
Total Grant Value £59,800
Industrial Sectors Power
Region Wales
Programme Network Innovation Allowance
Investigators Principal Investigator Project Contact , Wales and West Utilities (100.000%)
  Industrial Collaborator Project Contact , Scottish and Southern Energy plc (0.000%)
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Objectives Engage an independent Technical Specialist/Expert in the field of cable testing and diagnostics to investigate available technologies, produce a report and recommendations in relation to their findings. To undertake a desktop study of current and emerging testing and diagnostic technologies from around the world relating to cables operating at 132kV and above. To learn and understand new testing and diagnostic approaches for electricity cables operating at 132kV and above, recommend preferred methods and create an implementation strategy for the business.
Abstract SSEN continues to develop an extensive Transmission Network to support both generation and subsea interconnectors. As a consequence, the population of cable assets operating at 132kV continues to increase, generally all of which are extruded XLPE. Cable failure at 132kV and above, although uncommon, is extremely costly due to the necessary repairs and potential loss of network capacity. Unanticipated cable failures can occur due to a lack of routine maintenance which for cables generally consist of pressure testing to detect any defects.
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Added to Database 08/11/22