Subtransmission line cost reduction through optimised design, 132 kV Wellington-Dubbo case study

Couch, P. (2013) Subtransmission line cost reduction through optimised design, 132 kV Wellington-Dubbo case study. [USQ Project]


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This project follows the design of a new 132kV Subtransmission line from Wellington to Dubbo in Western NSW. Focus is centred toward optimum material selection for major items such as poles and conductor and finding key differences between the distribution authority’s standard and Australian standards in an attempt to reduce costs for the project. Costs are reduced significantly in the material selection area with high potential advantage in selecting larger conductors to reduce losses and in using a more diverse range of poles. Little benefit is found through other areas of difference between standards largely due to this job being well suited to EE Subtransmission standards.

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Item Type: USQ Project
Item Status: Live Archive
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Historic - Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences - School of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering (1 Jul 2013 - 31 Dec 2021)
Supervisors: Caliao, Nolan
Date Deposited: 31 Mar 2014 00:34
Last Modified: 09 May 2014 02:43
Uncontrolled Keywords: subtransmission line; cost reduction; optimised design; wellington-dubbo
Fields of Research (2008): 09 Engineering > 0906 Electrical and Electronic Engineering > 090607 Power and Energy Systems Engineering (excl. Renewable Power)
Fields of Research (2020): 40 ENGINEERING > 4008 Electrical engineering > 400805 Electrical energy transmission, networks and systems
Socio-Economic Objectives (2008): B Economic Development > 85 Energy > 8506 Energy Storage, Distribution and Supply > 850604 Energy Transmission and Distribution (excl. Hydrogen)

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