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Reference Number NIA_NGET0133
Title Identifying Opportunities and Developments in Electric and Magnetic Fields Research
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 April 2013
End Date 01 April 2016
Duration 36 months
Total Grant Value £158,100
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_NGET0133
Objectives The key objectives of the project are to: Maintain an up-to-date library of key EMF research through a research summary of all relevant scientific publications in the public domain. Develop an up-to-date awareness of evolving issues and findings relating to EMF from worldwide scientific sources to support communication with the general public. Develop and evaluate the current public perception relating to EMF Identify any new or evolving public concerns relating to EMF and feeding directly into the portfolio of EMF research projects currently being undertaken. Identify research opportunities to help validate EMF scientific analysis and findings written in released publications. The key success criteria of the project will include: An up to date archive of summarised reports of the all key published EMF publications. Identification of any EMF research that , from a GB perspective, require further work. Research of public opinion relating to EMFs through completion of the MORI poll. Analysis and evaluation of results from the MORI poll and investigate and address any perception risks identified.
Abstract National Grid recognises that there is uncertainty in the scientific evidence relating to Electric and Magnetic Fields (EMFs). There is ongoing scientific research and studies into possible health effects and exposure guidelines for EMFs. An extensive number of reports relating to EMF are released into the public domain every year which provide scientific evidence based on different experiments and tests and these issues are discussed by scientific experts at conferences etc. National Grid needs to assess and catalogue all publications relating to EMF and engage in the evolving thinking among relevant experts to understand the latest developments and emerging issues relating to the subject. This will enable National Grid to remain up to date with and adopt sound evidence-based best practice in respect of EMFs, and assist in communicating with the general public and identifying areas of research that require further analysis and validation. A complementary strand of research is through assessing public opinion to generate understanding of the general perception relating to EMF and to identify any emerging issues which stakeholders require to be addressed. Research Resource Strategies Inc. facilitates a detailed breakdown of all EMF publications released into the public domain and produces a research summary of each key publication’s research background, method and results to National Grid. This is supplemented by attendance at key meetings and conferences and dialogue with selected experts, and by facilitating a specific UK research coordination group through an independent Chair (Dr Ian Torrance)..This provides National Grid with up-to-date awareness and information which can be catalogued and used to respond to the general public when consulting on new infrastructure or via National Grid’s EMF helpline. Up to date knowledge of findings from EMF research from around the world enables National Grid to highlight and prioritise areas of EMF scientific research which require validation through replication of the conditions represented within the study. In addition the MORI poll investigates current public perception of EMF every two years through surveying approximately 2000 adults on the current health issues within the United Kingdom. National Grid work with Ipsos Mori to indicate the information needed to establish a genuine extent of awareness and concern without bias on the subject of Electric and Magnetic Fields.Note : 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