Apr 2013
Electricity Transmission
Terrestrial Laser Survey
Apr 2013
National Grid Electricity System Operator
National Grid TO Innovation Team
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Innovation Funding Incentive
Asset Management
The completion of the PLS-CADD model will allow National Grid to undertake detailed thermal analysis of the VW route (not currently available).
The key objective is to utilise an existing ground based laser surveying technique, which until now has not been used in the UK electricity industry. The ground based laser surveying tool is to be trialled in areas where aerial surveys are not possible, it is hoped this project will deliver:

  • A dataset that will allow National Grid to undertake detailed condition assessment of power line assets

  • A dataset to allow development of detailed structural & electrical power line engineering models in PLS- CADD format for the VW line.