Distribution Asset Thermal Modelling
Electricity North West Limited
Electricity North West Innovation Team
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Network Innovation Allowance
The project will cover all common types of distribution (11kV or 6.6kV to 415V) transformers and low voltage (415V) cables installed by Electricity North West.
1. To develop a Thermal Failure Model for distribution transformers.
2. To develop an LV cable network design tool based on thermal models of typical installation scenarios
- A database which describes a distribution transformer’s thermal performance and probability of failure under different loading scenarios which can be used to project future investment plans.
- An Excel based network design tool for LV cables which will use predefined inputs and FEA models to produce a maximum and minimum operating temperature envelope which can be used to demonstrate whether the cable can accept new LCTs.