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Reference Number NIA_SPEN_0075
Title Landslide Protection Asset (T2)
Status Completed
Energy Categories Other Power and Storage Technologies(Electricity transmission and distribution) 30%;
Other Cross-Cutting Technologies or Research(Environmental, social and economic impacts) 70%;
Research Types Applied Research and Development 100%
Science and Technology Fields ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES (Geography and Environmental Studies) 70%;
ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY (Electrical and Electronic Engineering) 30%;
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 January 2022
End Date 31 August 2022
Duration ENA months
Total Grant Value £210,000
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_0075
Objectives We have identified a two stage process in order to tackle the problem which form the basis of the NIA project proposal. Firstly, we will engage with a supplier to undertake a GIS tiling task and develop software that will generate a RAG database identifying where on their network landslides are most likely to occur. This tool will improve our sight of vulnerable parts on the network by identify pylons where risk is deemed high. This phase of the work will be desk based and carried out by a Consultant, the output will be a database with RAG status attributed to assets across the Transmission network in the SPT area.The second part of the project would be to deploy a pylon protection system to a pylon of high risk selected from the RAG database. Mesh netting systems are commonly used as protection against landslides for other assets such as roads and other civil infrastructurehowever they have not been implemented on Pylons in the UK. We will work with a supplier of meshing system to design and install a landslide netting system which meets the requirements of our safety rules. The desktop study will cover the YW route within SPT. The YW route covers a multitude of different hostile terrain such as peaty hilly land, shallow ground cover over rocks, high water tables etc, hence highlight any trends in the most at risk locations and what causes them for future knowledge.The design and installation of the pylon protection system will be provided to 1 of the pylons deemed high risk on the YW route. The key objectives for the project are:To develop a RAG database of assets which are highly vulnerable to impact from landslides. The database will enable SPEN to assess the pylons at most risk to be impacted from landslides and to apply appropriate mitigation measures.To prove that installing mitigation measures can be done safely to a selected high risk pylon.
Abstract This project will study the vulnerability of the transmission network to damage from landslips and landslides, and prove the use of a landslide protection system.
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Added to Database 02/11/22