MV & HV

Peak Lopping Explained

Peak load lopping also known as ‘peak load shaving’ & ‘load sharing’, is the used when the GRID supply can’t be increased due to cost or location and you need more power than is available. When the more power is required and the GRID can’t...

LV Switch Gear Flood Prevention

LV Switch gear flood prevention is a priority, whether the risk is from water pipes or flood plain. Something we all know is water and electricity do not mix. Whereas transformers can be rated to be outside and therefore waterproof, most LV switchgear is not...

Why build a substation away from streams / rivers?

The simple answer to this question is to prevent the substation from being flooded. A flooded substation means a high chance of power loss and possible damage. By locating substations away from streams and rivers, you can avoid this disruption in the first place.  

Why build a substation higher than surrounding ground?

This may seem like a very odd question, but yet again the recent floods have highlighted how locating substations on lower level ground can mean that they become flooded, with the high likelihood of the switchgear tripping or, even worse, being damaged. So there you...

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