Apr 2013
Electricity Distribution
Advanced Cable Technologies
IFI 0619
Apr 2013
SP Energy Networks
SP Energy Networks Innovation
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Innovation Funding Incentive
High Voltage Technology
Advanced Cabling Technologies Programme wrapper for a discrete programme of related IFI cabling projects with a de minimus expenditure level of £40k per annum. An example project being developed under this programme is a concept to reduce excavation and reinstatement costs and improve reliability of 11kV and 33kV jointing systems.
The programme addresses cabling technologies and associated issues. The example project considers the following:

  • Given the extensive annual cable jointing activity this project seeks to realise savings on ever-increasing excavation and reinstatement costs as well as improving the reliability of cable joints

  • Enhanced reliability will be achieved by designing out failure mechanisms and reducing the prospect of installation error.