Plant & Works Engineering
The Power Networks Demonstration Centre - Temperature and Humidity Monitoring in Electricity Substations
Published:  18 September, 2020

Case study supplied by Lascar Electronics

The University of Strathclyde Power Networks Demonstration Centre (PNDC) is a research, demonstration and deployment centre for emerging electrical power system technologies and accelerating smart grid implementations.

Founded by government, industrial and academic partners, the facility provides a realistic electrical network test system, and plays a leading role in the development of a smart electricity grid and the acceleration of low carbon technology.

To realise the transformation towards a smart grid, they have introduced a next generation communications platform which makes use of sensor technologies, and addresses the challenges of security, resilience and efficiency in electricity supply. Their work includes modelling of electricity grids and naval ship power systems, as well as testing new technology with a view to it reaching commercial deployment. 

As part of this brief, the way in which temperature and humidity is measured inside a primary substation was looked at.

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