Mar 2013
Electricity Transmission
Non Conventional Instrument Transformers (NCIT) Pilot Project Closures
Mar 2013
National Grid Electricity System Operator
National Grid TO Innovation Team
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As part major construction projects in the late 1990s and early 2000s, 3 pilot installations of Non Conventional Instrument Transformers (NCIT) were installed as shadow systems by substation project companies to help them gain some operational experience with this new technology. These projects have since lacked a focus and any value output, so this R&D project is to manage these trials through to a mutually agreed completion and outcome, with reporting on the lessons learnt and benefits achieved. It will lead to a planned decommissioning, removal and disposal of these non-maintained assets.
This Project aims to deliver closure, reporting on the learning achieved and the potential whole life value benefits of 3 pilot installations of NCITs, which are currently installed as shadow /non operational systems on the National Grid electricity transmission system. This will help formulate future strategies and direction for future NCIT trials and implementations.