Apr 2013
Electricity Distribution
IHost Developments
Apr 2013
Electricity North West Limited
Electricity North West Innovation Team
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Innovation Funding Incentive
High Voltage Technology
This project is supporting a number of other projects and is aiming to provide an interface between the Line Tracker, Rezaps, TP-22 devices and the Control Room Management System (CRMS). It is recognised that to extend the active part of the ENWL network as greater visibility is needed at the lower voltage levels, IHost provides a means to achieve this.

There are two existing projects relating to Line Tracker and its development to include measurement of conductors and ambient temperatures, higher voltage and conductor applications. Line Tracker data can be downloaded locally via wireless link to a laptop and remote communications and event notification can be established via GSM / GPRS communications. Data is to be held in a database for historic review (for network planning) and interfaced with CRMS for real-time load and event notification (faults and system operation). It is not thought that Line Tracker would be deployed on a widescale basis but at critical network points at all high voltage levels due to generation, faults and conductor rating limitations for both normal and abnormal running.

The aims of the project include Integration of the Line Tracker with iHost data collection, storage and notification and the objectives include Identifying critical network points at all high voltage levels, developing communication between Line Tracker and iHost and developing iHost, Gridsense Software and CRMS interfaces.