Apr 2013
Electricity Transmission
Overhead Line Uprating Project Compact Transmission Lines
IFI 0538
Apr 2013
SP Energy Networks
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An EPSRC funded project to investigate options for increasing the capacity of overhead lines through using the same tower / wood pole infrastructure, but modified insulator / cross-arm arrangement to increase the voltage at which a circuit operates.
The project intends to work through several key stages in order to move the development from applied research to development:

  • Control of electrical stress

  • Control of electrical strength

  • Tests and full scale trials

  • Environmental consequence impact assessment

  • Development of design

  • Pilot studies (industrially funded).