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Temperature Monitoring Windfarm Cables

SP Energy Networks is currently operating a temperature monitoring project on windfarm cables.

The scope of the project is to determine dynamic cable ratings for three cable circuits (3 - 33kV) and assess the impact the renewable generation from the three windfarms will have on these circuits.

From this analysis, the prospect of further network capacity being available will be determined.

This project will help inform future cable rating calculations for other projects which could negate or postpone the requirement for upgrading/reinforcing the distribution system.

Success Criteria

The project will be deemed successful if:

  • The temperature can be monitored across all three cables along the full cable route being monitored
  • Dynamic cable ratings are determined with associated wind generation output
  • Available head room capacity can be determined for the three windfarm cable circuits.

For more information on this project, contact:

David Ruthven
Transmission Innovation Manager
Tel: 0141 614 1868



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