Innovation Exchange Challenge: Smart Low Voltage Fuse Carriers

UK Power Networks (UKPN) seeks innovators to provide an alternative fuse carrier which measures and transmits wirelessly.

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Successful applicants will be given the opportunity to pitch their innovation to UKPN. Selected solution(s) will be trialled by UKPN at up to 10 diverse substation sites, with the potential for successful solutions to be widely implemented across up to 2000 substations.

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UK Power Networks (UKPN) is the UK’s biggest electricity distributor, delivering power to 19 million people in 8.3 million homes and businesses, making sure power flows reliably, safely, and securely. UKPN own and maintain electricity cables and lines across London, the South East and East of England, an area of 29,250 square kilometres.

This challenge seeks innovators who can provide an alternative fuse carrier to that used in current practice. UKPN would like a low-voltage fuse carrier that allows voltages and currents to be measured and transferred wirelessly to the remote terminal unit, which eliminates the trip hazard presented by trailing leads and offers a more dynamic solution than currently adopted.

Entrants to this competition must be established businesses, start-ups, SMEs, academics, or individual entrepreneurs, who are UK based or have the intention to set up a UK base.

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