Potential Impact of Wind Turbines on Overhead Lines (Phase 1)
National Grid Electricity System Operator
National Grid TO Innovation Team
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As the number of windfarms and the size of individual turbine blades
increase, there is increasing potential for interactions between the
turbines and our overhead lines. At present, National Grid does not
have a policy regarding proximity.
A literature review on the potential impact of wind turbines on overhead
lines will identify mechanisms for potential damage to high voltage
overhead lines from wind turbines (both direct physical damage and
indirect wind-induced damage), concluding in a report containing an
initial assessment of the likelihood of any of these mechanisms actually
causing damage to overhead lines, and a proposal for testing (if