Overhead Line Fault Location
Electricity North West Limited
Electricity North West Innovation Team
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Innovation Funding Incentive
High Voltage Technology
A specific element of ENWLs Customer / Quality of Supply strategy is
improving our performance in relation to the location and repair of faults on
our overhead line network, one method of achieving this is the installation
and trial of an automated fault location system. Significant analysis has
been undertaken on ENWLs Internet Information Services (IIS) performance data which had identified the location of Ofgem defined worst served customers who suffer from a
disproportionate number of faults due to a number of technical and
The objective of this trial is to better understand the
potential of such systems to identify Overhead Line (OHL) fault events and equally as
importantly identify the location of faults on ENWLs OHL network.