Development of a compact 380kV overhead line that minimises the impact on the surroundings and allows continuous operation during maintenance.



  • Development of a space-optimised 380kV overhead line with the help of a study and series of tests on structural, static and visual aspects of three transmission towers designs with different insulator configurations
  • The process was accompanied by a series of interviews and workshops with stakeholder groups and a public acceptance study
  • Installation of a CompactLine pilot


Main information:

Increasing demand and the emergence of renewable energy have led to the need for new transmission lines technologies with increasing capacities and reduced tower heights. This project implements a new pylon design concept with several advantages: compact design in terms of both tower height and corridor width, reduced lateral movement due to wind on the conductors, high stakeholder approval rates.


RGI gratefully acknowledges the EU LIFE funding support:

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