May 2015
Electricity Transmission
Evaluation of a Novel Variant of ACCC HTLS Conductor
NIA_NGET0164
Complete
May 2015
May 2016
National Grid Electricity Transmission
Mike Fairhurst
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Network Innovation Allowance
None
Overhead Lines, Conductors and Electricity Transmission Networks
£500,000.00
This project will monitor and evaluate the mechanical operational performance of the new alloy conductor to assess its practical application and installation on the Great Britain Electricity Transmission Network. In doing so, installation techniques will be developed. This will be achieved through a trial installation of this variant of HTLS conductor. Testing and evaluation of the electrical performance of the conductor is outside the scope of this project.

The objective of this project is to develop the necessary confidence in the installation and operation of a conductor technology untrialled in the UK, in order to enable it’s installation on the Transmission Network. If successful, the trial will diversify the range of HTLS conductor technologies available in the market and increase competition by providing an option that considers HTLS conductor cost, reliability, noise and Transmission loss factors.

  1. Full evaluation of the mechanical operational performance of the conductor.
  2. Successful development of an installation methodology for the novel alloy technology that allows for future type registration and installation on the Great Britain Electricity Transmission Network.