Apr 2013
Electricity Transmission
Investigation to Network Resilience to Weather Events
Apr 2013
National Grid Electricity System Operator
National Grid TO Innovation Team
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Gas Distribution Networks
This area of research incorporates two projects designed to study and enhance network resilience to severe weather events.
The first of these projects studies the use of observations in transmission operations, asset management and resilience to severe weather as it is collected. It will complement the current system and this feasibility study will establish whether enhanced provision of data actually delivers benefits in practice and will highlight relevant issues with equipment. The project will deliver high quality observation using up-to-date technology to be accessible as live data as it becomes available.

The second project is to trial a Web Based service to deliver information of anticipated heavy rainfall likely to have an impact on National Grid sub stations. Issued daily this will provide a Traffic Light Approach advising National Grid of potential flooding risk (fluvial and pluvial) through heavy rainfall events. This is designed to be specific to substation sites provided by National Grid and Phase 1 of a longer term collaboration between National Grid and other operators, EA, and the Met Office.