Jan 2013
Electricity Distribution
Subsea Desktop Study Tool
Jan 2013
Jan 2013
Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks
SSEN Future Networks Team
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Innovation Funding Incentive
High Voltage Technology
Subsea cable prognostic diagnosis.
The aim of this project is to develop a desktop tool (based on parameters such as cable construction, tidal flow, and sea bed conditions) which could be used to predict the remaining life of these subsea cables linking island networks to the main GB grid. This would enable planned replacement, rather than reactive replacement which involves long lead time to obtain replacement cable and the use of diesel generation on the affected islands until the fault is cleared.