Dec 2013
Electricity Transmission
Understand and Improving Condition, Performance, and Life Expectancy of Substation Assets
Dec 2013
Jun 2014
National Grid Electricity Transmission
Carl Johnstone
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Network Innovation Allowance
Asset Management and Maintenance & Inspection
When National Grid have engaged with customers, they have expressed desire for National Grid to own and operate a Transmission system that is fit for purpose. We are continually trying to reduce avoidable costs through prediction of failures, life extension and maintenance regimes. An effective condition monitoring programme to help build a reliable picture of the health of our assets, meaning existing equipment can be left in service right up until the point of failure. This review will ensure that we effectively cover all areas of the transmission system with Condition Monitoring, and do not overlook aspects.

Develop a holistic condition monitoring strategy

Delivery of a GAP analysis of the existing Condition Monitoring innovation portfolio with recommendations for further research, development and demonstration projects.