Apr 2013
Electricity Distribution
Live Alert
Apr 2013
Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks
SSEN Future Networks Team
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Innovation Funding Incentive
LV & 11kV Networks
The Energised Alert senses any increase in electrical potential, above a predetermined threshold, of devices to which it is attached. Once triggered it is linked to an audible alarm, allowing the recognition and management of this potentially deadly hazard in a controlled manner. Its use will, therefore protect the operator, other employees and any members of the public in the vicinity from casual, but more importantly, avoidable electrocution.
The Energised Alert is a high voltage detection device, currently capable of detecting voltages of above 2kV. The projects objectives are to:

  • To extend the voltage sensing range downwards from 2000 Volts

  • To undertake a full market appraisal

  • To undertake full evaluation of technology whilst in operation

  • This project aims to take the Energised Alert from TRL 4 to 8.