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Reference Number NIA_NGET0043
Title Live Line Working Equipment
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
National Grid Electricity Transmission
Award Type Network Innovation Allowance
Funding Source Ofgem
Start Date 01 August 2010
End Date 01 January 2015
Duration 55 months
Total Grant Value £1,850,000
Industrial Sectors Power
Region London
Programme Network Innovation Allowance
Investigators Principal Investigator Project Contact , National Grid Electricity Transmission (100.000%)
Web Site http://www.smarternetworks.org/project/NIA_NGET0043
Objectives The re-establishment of Live Line working within National Grid. The preliminary Investigation into the project has indicated a high likelihood of success due to evidence of successful implementation by other utilities around the world. This is further enhanced following National Grid’s representation on to the IEC and CIGRE International Live Line working groups (based on IFI project success to date).
Abstract The Transmission System is likely to become increasingly constrained over the next 5-10 years, based on forecast constraint costs, new access arrangements, continued asset investment requirements and new generation connections. Live Line working offers significant opportunities in enabling maintenance and defect overhead line (OHL) work to be carried out however significant investment and commitment is required order to re-establish previous Live Line capability and this project is planned to develop and identify the best equipment and working practices to ensure an economic, efficient and effective technology and process. The methods that are proposed for this project are: Identification of potential suppliers for basket and trolley Factory visit to discuss options Delivery of finished helicopter equipment(Specialist Aviation design company has already been identified and discussions around scope undertaken)Delivery of new basket and trolleyNote : Project Documents may be available via the ENA Smarter Networks Portal using the Website link above
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Added to Database 31/08/18