CompactLine

Year

2018

Organisation

50Hertz

Description

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

 

Highlights:

  • 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.