Nov 2015
Electricity Transmission
Pole Reclassification System Evaluation
Nov 2015
May 2016
Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks and Scottish Hydro Electric Transmission
SSEN Future Networks Team
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Network Innovation Allowance
Asset Management, Maintenance & Inspection, Resilience, Condition Monitoring and Electricity Transmission Networks
To carry out a demonstration of the PRS system installation process on an offline Trident line and perform tests on strengthened poles in order to establish if the system is a suitable and cost-effective intervention for strengthening existing wood poles to withstand adverse weather events.

The overarching objective of this project is to ascertain if the strength of wood poles in service can effectively be improved through the use of the PRS system at a lower cost than would replacement with new poles of the relevant class.

The project will be considered a success if it can determine the viability of using the PRS system to strengthen existing wooden poles on EHV circuits.