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Reference Number NIA_SPEN_0073
Title Transmission OHL Crossing Protection Stage 1 (T2)
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
SPEN - SP Transmission Plc
Award Type Network Innovation Allowance
Funding Source Ofgem
Start Date 01 April 2022
End Date 31 December 2022
Duration ENA months
Total Grant Value £80,000
Industrial Sectors Power
Region Scotland
Programme Network Innovation Allowance
Investigators Principal Investigator Project Contact , SPEN - SP Transmission Plc (100.000%)
  Industrial Collaborator Project Contact , SP Energy Networks (0.000%)
Web Site https://smarter.energynetworks.org/projects/NIA_SPEN_0073
Objectives We propose a system to prevent contact with the distribution OHL by covering it from above. This will be a system installed using live line methods, and will initially be used to protect 132kV systems. A feasibility study has been carried out, and this project will develop a detailed design for the system. This project will cover the design the protection system. This will be designed to allow a large proportion of distribution crossings to be protected on the current planned reconductoring projects.This project will cover only the design to allow assessment against the requirements of the transmission business, and to ensure that it can be applied to a sufficient number of these crossings to make it cost effective for the network licencees to use. The development of a technical design of a system to cover distribution OHL while transmission reconductoring is being carried out overhead, with an assessment of how this meets the needs of the business, and what amount of crossings this can be applied to.
Abstract This project will develop a system to protect transmission OHL from inadvertent re-energisation from contact with Distribution OHL during reconductoring.
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Added to Database 14/10/22