Why build a substation higher than surrounding ground?

This may seem a very odd question, but the recent floods highlighted locating substations on lower level ground, can mean they become flooded. Resulting in the likelihood of switchgear tripping or, even worse, damaged.

It’s not always possible to avoid all flooding events. Be that as it may, locating substations on higher ground, can significantly reduce the chance of flooding.

sandbags in front of transformer

 

sandbags in front of substation

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