Apr 2015
Electricity Distribution
Enhanced Real-Time Cable Temperature Monitoring
Apr 2015
May 2017
SP Energy Networks
Geoff Murphy
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Network Innovation Allowance
The scope of this project will include:

  1. Enhancing the cable temperature monitoring system developed in previous SPEN’s Tier 1 LCNF project by conducting additional diagnostic tests and validations.

  2. Carrying out data analysis of historical cable temperature data for at least 12 month period to Identify temperature hotspots and causes of temperature bottlenecks.

  3. Design the architecture of an ANM system informed by real-time cable temperatures.

  4. Updating the relevant policy documents and provide recommendation for full business adoption of the DTS system.

  5. Dissemination of the outcomes and learning points through workshops with other UK DNOs and conferences as appropriate

The objectives of this project are:

  1. Use 12 month period cable temperatures of wind farm circuits to demonstrate the additional network capacity and boost the confidence in deploying cable temperature monitoring systems.
  2. Design the ANM system informed by real-time cable temperatures.
  3. Provide recommendations for full business adoption of DTS system.
  4. Disseminate the key lesson learnt within SPEN and to other UK DNOs.
  1. Production of the data analysis report on at least a 12-month period which includes identifying the thermal pinch points and their causes and recommendations for elevation of thermal constraints.

  2. Designing an ANM system informed by real-time cable temperatures.

  3. Providing recommendations for developing and updating relevant policy documents for adopting DTS in full business as usual.

  4. Receiving feedback from other UK DNOs on dissemination of findings and lessons learnt