Apr 2013
Electricity Distribution
Line Tracker Development
Apr 2013
Electricity North West Limited
Electricity North West Innovation Team
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Innovation Funding Incentive
Low Carbon Generation
This project implemented a technical solution to allow the Line Tracker data to be received directly to the network control room via the iHost Platform.
The key aims are to add conductor and ambient temperature up to 132kV voltage and accommodate larger conductor applications. Present conductor ratings based on the load current and typical ambient temperature in winter, spring/autumn and summer are defined in ENA Engineering Recommendation P27 which was based on experimental work carried out some years ago. Actual temperature measurements and profiles would assist in determining maximum conductor loading for specific overhead lines and defer or reduce investment in load related cases. The objective is to develop Line Tracker to assist in determining dynamic conductor ratings.