Apr 2013
Electricity Transmission
Terrestrial Laser Survey of Substation Assets
Apr 2013
National Grid Electricity System Operator
National Grid TO Innovation Team
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Innovation Funding Incentive
The aim of the project is to provide a 3D clearance map of the substation, allowing an SAP to judge accurately whether planned works will require proximity outages.
The main project objective is to utilise an existing ground based laser surveying technique, which until now has not been used in substation applications in the UK electricity industry. It is hoped this project will:

  • Deliver a dataset that will allow National Grid to create a 3D model of all substation plant & equipment

  • Facilitate the development of survey techniques & specifications to allow a range of value added services to be undertaken that will significantly improve the design & approval phases of substation construction & refurbishment projects.