When Traditional Overhead Construction Is Not an Option

Engineers trying to design medium voltage distribution lines have to satisfy multiple objectives. The line has to be, first and foremost, economical. We want to build the line at the lowest possible cost. This would seem to favor bare wire, open construction. However, bare wire lines are prone to outages from trees, animals, and conductor clashing, which has a negative impact on reliability. We also want to have reliability as high as possible, which would seem to suggest underground construction. However, not only can underground construction get quite costly, there are other issues (route, soil, topography, existence of water, gas, etc. utilities) which may make this option less than ideal. The focus of this presentation is to look at design cases where traditional construction options were either nearly impossible to implement, overly costly, or simply impractical, and how these design challenges were satisfied using covered conductor in a spacer cable configuration.

This webinar will review Aerial Spacer Cable applications relative to the many overhead circuit challenges faced by electric utilities today. These applications include limited right of way, multiple circuits, substation exits, long spans, weather extremes and vegetation management.

Key Takeaways:

  • Novel Approaches to Difficult Medium Voltage Design Problems
  • When Spacer Cable Can be a Solution
  • Exposure to Case Studies Solved by Spacer Cable

Author

  • The Clarion Energy Content Team is made up of editors from various publications, including POWERGRID International, Power Engineering, Renewable Energy World, Hydro Review, Smart Energy International, and Power Engineering International. Contact the content lead for this publication at Jennifer.Runyon@ClarionEvents.com.

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The Clarion Energy Content Team is made up of editors from various publications, including POWERGRID International, Power Engineering, Renewable Energy World, Hydro Review, Smart Energy International, and Power Engineering International. Contact the content lead for this publication at Jennifer.Runyon@ClarionEvents.com.

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