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NIA SSEPD 0005: 33kV Hot Glove Working

Key activities

The innovative activity that this project will trial is the ability to carry out live line working on 33kV (EHV – Extra High Voltage) overhead lines. This would be an advancement on the current practice of 11kV (HV-High Voltage) Live Line Working.

Expected outcomes

The success of this project will be defined by being able to demonstrate that 33kV hot glove work can be completed safely and with appropriate justification. This could allow maintenance work to be undertaken without the need for outages.


NIA £394,000

Start/end date

2014 – 2017

Project Manager

Colin Mathieson