Investigate the use of thermal protection for underground cables in Ergon Engery's electricity network

Gianoulis, Cosmas (2006) Investigate the use of thermal protection for underground cables in Ergon Engery's electricity network. [USQ Project]


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To transmit power through an electricity transmission or distribution network is by either overhead power lines or power cables. Overhead lines are the initial and usual option as cost can be greatly reduced. Cables are more reliable as they are less impacted by weather and other environmental influences than overhead lines. They also take up less space than the alternative option. The continued growth of consumer electricity use in Queensland, has led electricity service providers in subjecting a substantial amount of existing assets to a high utilisation ratio, even into overload to cope with the demand. Until system augmentation and further capital works are implemented to introduce greater capacity to their network, technical and engineering staffs are tasked to manipulate this network while attempting to maintaining electricity supply and reducing risk to safety and plant. To achieve the higher utilisation of assets, the method of dynamic rating of plant enables the electricity utility the ability to provide consumers both new and old with supply until further capital and system augmentation works are carried out. This project is aimed at developing a model that can be used in reality to assist in the ability to employ dynamic ratings of cables taking into account the varying parameters that dictate the current capability of power cables.

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Item Type: USQ Project
Refereed: No
Item Status: Live Archive
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Historic - Faculty of Engineering and Surveying - Department of Electrical, Electronic and Computer Engineering (Up to 30 Jun 2013)
Date Deposited: 11 Oct 2007 01:06
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2013 22:44
Uncontrolled Keywords: underground cables; electricity; Ergon Energy; alternating current (AC); ampacity; direct current (DC); high voltage (HV); distributed temperature sensing (DTS); system control and data acquisition (SCADA)
Fields of Research (2008): 09 Engineering > 0906 Electrical and Electronic Engineering > 090607 Power and Energy Systems Engineering (excl. Renewable Power)
09 Engineering > 0906 Electrical and Electronic Engineering > 090699 Electrical and Electronic Engineering not elsewhere classified
Fields of Research (2020): 40 ENGINEERING > 4008 Electrical engineering > 400805 Electrical energy transmission, networks and systems
40 ENGINEERING > 4008 Electrical engineering > 400899 Electrical engineering not elsewhere classified

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