National Grid Electricity System Operator
National Grid TO Innovation Team
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Gas Distribution Networks
Overhead Line (OHL) has a number of information sources relating to assets, and their condition,
ranging from actual asset information, condition assessments, foot patrols,
helivisuals, Schwem, Cormon and conductor sampling. This is all held in
different file locations and different databases, making it difficult to efficiently
access all ranges of information regarding a particular asset or route.
The feasibility study will assess whether a map platform (initially Google Earth) will provide a suitable tool for consolidating all OHL condition and asset information data in a way, which allows for easy access in a geographical format. It will also looks at the potential to layer real time information feeds that are available (e.g. Met Office, Environment Agency information), over the geographical map lay out. The study will initially focus on one OHL route, however this will have the scope to be extended nationally and for use by substations etc., providing a platform for other information including live feeds.