Apr 2013
Electricity Transmission
275kV Woodpole Design
Apr 2013
Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks
SSEN Future Networks Team
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SSEPD are to investigate the possibility of a single wood pole line operating at 275kV.

The system would be unearthed and would use Upas (300mm2) as the single conductor.

The initial purpose of the project was to investigate the following:

  • Feasibility

  • Aspects of design

  • Support structures

  • All major line components required

  • Costs

This will be followed by the production of the stage developments:

  • Stage 1 Outline design

  • Stage 2 Modeling and analysis of structures

  • Stage 3 Detailed design, engineering drawings and structure drawings with materials lists.