Apr 2013
Electricity Distribution
HV Sure
Apr 2013
Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks
SSEN Future Networks Team
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Innovation Funding Incentive
High Voltage Technology
HV Network Automation without inter-device communication.
This project is designed to develop a new design of HV switch that has the capability to test whether or not a fault exists in the adjacent network section. These devices can work autonomously to decide whether or not to supply to restore supply to that section following loss of supply resulting from a fault. Technology already exists for LV applications and the project seeks to transfer the concept to the HV distribution network in a series of stages:

  • Establish the technical feasibility and explore the issues which would arise in applying the system to the HV distribution network

  • Analyse the safety and operational implications arising from use of the system

  • Produce a prototype system suitable for deployment on open ring HV distribution network circuits

  • Install and test the system on agreed HV circuits of the SSEPD network.