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IRL Report for ESB Networks (January 2020) Laois-Kilkenny Reinforcement Project

ESB Networks employed the services of Irish Rural Link in October 2019  to carry out an independent assessment of community understanding of the Laois-Kilkenny Reinforcement Project. 

IRL Report for ESB Networks - Laois Kilkenny Electricity Transmission Project | Download PDF | 225KB

 
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Innovation Strategy Close Out Report - Introduction of Amorphous Core Distribution Transformers

It is essential for ESB Networks to assess the advances in materials and technologies relating to network assets, and to understand how they can be deployed to optimise existing network assets.

Amorphous Metal Distribution Transformers (AMDT) proposes a lower electrical loss design solution compared to traditional transformers. AMDT cores possess a different grain structure with much lower resistance to magnetization cycles, which leads to reduced core losses. This innovation project is about evaluating the suitability of AMDT transformers and in particular evaluating whether the reduced core losses of this unique material offer sufficient benefits when deployed on the Irish network.

Innovation Strategy Close Out Report - Introduction of Amorphous Core Distribution Transformers Download PDF | 286 KB