Apr 2013
Electricity Distribution
Innovative 132kV Joint Development
Apr 2013
UK Power Networks
UKPN Innovation Team
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Innovation Funding Incentive
High Voltage Technology
EDF Energy Networks currently operates approximately 50 kilometres of 132kV Gas Compression cable, a technology that has become difficult to support due to the availability of replacement cable and joints.

This project examined the potential for the adaptation of an existing design of 132kV joint for use as a new repair technique for an existing 132kV gas compression cable system.

The focus of this project was to work with a cable and accessory manufacturer to design, build and test a new 132kV transition joint to enable the connection of the existing gas compression cable to new freely available 132kV XLPE cable.