Apr 2013
Electricity Transmission
Identifying Opportunities and Developments in Electric and Magnetic Fields Research
Apr 2013
Apr 2016
National Grid Electricity Transmission
Hayley Tripp
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Network Innovation Allowance
Health and Safety
This project will identify, record and review emerging EMF scientific research in the public domain to support National Grid communication with the general public. Knowledge of the latest global developments in EMF research will help identify and facilitate opportunities for EMF research and avoid unnecessary duplication of research effort both within the UK and internationally. The MORI poll has been designed to test the public view of EMF with as little bias as possible. The study generates results which are used to evaluate the current public perception of EMF and identifying any evolving concerns that need to be addressed. Furthermore the results of this project as a whole assist highlighting best practice techniques of communicating with the general public about EMF when constructing new electricity network facilities.

This work encompasses the early stages of identifying further research needs and ways of meeting them, but projects that are progressed as a result of the findings of this work will be registered separately.

The key objectives of the project are to:

  • Maintain an up-to-date library of key EMF research through a research summary of all relevant scientific publications in the public domain.
  • Develop an up-to-date awareness of evolving issues and findings relating to EMF from worldwide scientific sources to support communication with the general public.
  • Develop and evaluate the current public perception relating to EMF Identify any new or evolving public concerns relating to EMF and feeding directly into the portfolio of EMF research projects currently being undertaken.
  • Identify research opportunities to help validate EMF scientific analysis and findings written in released publications.
The key success criteria of the project will include:

  • An up to date archive of summarised reports of the all key published EMF publications.

  • Identification of any EMF research that , from a GB perspective, require further work.

  • Research of public opinion relating to EMFs through completion of the MORI poll.

  • Analysis and evaluation of results from the MORI poll and investigate and address any perception risks identified.