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Reference Number NIA_NGET0091
Title Impact Assessment of Seismic Analysis on Electricity Towers and Substation Equipment / Structures
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) 50%;
ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES (Earth Systems and Environmental Sciences) 50%;
UKERC Cross Cutting Characterisation Not Cross-cutting 100%
Principal Investigator Project Contact
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National Grid Electricity Transmission
Award Type Network Innovation Allowance
Funding Source Ofgem
Start Date 01 February 2014
End Date 01 January 2016
Duration 25 months
Total Grant Value £234,500
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_NGET0091
Objectives The objective of this work is to gain a better understanding of whether the current design specification is adequate to cope with the largest credible earthquake in the UK. The second objective is to understand any implications to the National Grid system and assets from a lower intensity, higher frequency seismic activity that might be induced by fracking activities. Production of a network model, based on the impact of earthquake Production of a network model, based on the impact of fracking
Abstract GB Transmission network design standards to date have been based on withstanding the forces experienced in the event of an electrical fault which are considered to be greater than the forces from credible natural seismic events likely to occur in the UK. However, with recent developments in energy sourcing, including fracking, National Grid proposes to verify that this approach to seismic resilience remains valid in the future. Research Using a widely accepted risk assessment process commonly used in other industry sectors (for example Oil & Gas, Wind generation owners, and the PetroChemical Processing businesses), National Grid with Mott Macdonald will consider a full risk based approach to seismic analysis, covering the following areas: Seismic Hazard Vulnerability Exposure Network IntegrityNote : Project Documents may be available via the ENA Smarter Networks Portal using the Website link above
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