GridON’s Fault Current Limiter successfully suppresses multiple network faults during first year in service « ETI

Posted 21 October 2014 by Energy Technologies Institute in Research and Development, Smarter Networks, Technology Innovation

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GridON’s breakthrough fault current limiter (FCL), which suppresses the damaging currents resulting from electricity network faults, has successfully completed its first year of operational service on UK Power Networks’ primary substation at Newhaven, East Sussex, proving both reliable operation and extremely effective performance in limiting several network fault events.

By suppressing the damaging currents which result from electricity network faults, the FCL overcomes operational constraints on the network without the need for network upgrades, which can potentially cost millions of pounds.