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Reference Number NIA_NGET0102
Title 13kV Shunt Reactor Refurbishment
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 December 2013
End Date 31 March 2015
Duration 16 months
Total Grant Value £1,071,400
Industrial Sectors Power
Region London
Programme System Operability
Investigators Principal Investigator Project Contact , National Grid Electricity Transmission (100.000%)
Web Site http://www.smarternetworks.org/Project/NIA_NGET0102
Objectives To establish viability of refurbishment (including active part redesign) of a 13kV reactor.
This project will be successful is we establish a methodology for refurbishment of 13kV Shunt Reactors suitable for modern standards. Further success for this project will be if the refurbishment is economically viable, and also if we can roll out the refurbishment option to the National Grid 13kV reactor fleet.
Abstract The scope of the project covers the relocation of a failed 13kV 2x30MVA shunt reactor (English Electric design) from Willesden substation, London to ABB, Drammen, Norway for inspection; technical teardown (to include recommendations on refurbishment options); redesign and if economically feasible, manufacture of the active part; refurbishment of reactor tank and cooler bank (with option to replace cooler bank with modern equivalent); factory acceptance test of refurbished unit to modern standards and installation and commissioning of the refurbished reactor in its original location at Willesden substation i.e. the reactor will reuse the existing plinth therefore negating the need for extensive civil works.
Publications Related PublicationNational Grid Electricity Transmission (2014) Progress report (PDF 44 KB)
Related PublicationNational Grid Electricity Transmission (2015) Progress report (PDF 66 KB)
Final Report (none)
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