Feb 2013
Electricity Distribution
Engineers Forums: Cable, Overhead Line (OHL), Plant and Protection
Feb 2013
Northern Powergrid
Chris Goodhand, Innovation Manager (01977 605641)
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High Voltage Technology
Issues are explored with speakers from the Member Companies, academia and various suppliers both in the UK and overseas. The scope of the forum covers manufacturing, installation, operation and maintenance issues along with implications on safety. Failure modes are reviewed to improve cable reliability along with analysis of asset management tools, techniques and technologies.
These are biannual forums attended by engineers from the GB DNOs. Each area of technical interest (Cables, OHL, Plant and Protection) holds its own separate series of meetings. The aim of the forums is to allow engineers to share knowledge and raise awareness of issues that affect the industry as a whole, including plant failures / safety and new developments in the specific technology areas, allowing fast take-up of innovation and best practice.