LAPSE:2018.0559
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LAPSE:2018.0559
Evaluation of SF₆ Leakage from Gas Insulated Equipment on Electricity Networks in Great Britain
Phillip Widger, Abderrahmane (Manu) Haddad
September 21, 2018
This paper examines the data collected from the power industry over the last six years of actual reported emissions of sulphur hexafluoride (SF₆) and the potential impact. The SF₆ emissions have been collated from the 14 different regions in England, Scotland, and Wales (Great Britain) from the six distribution network operators. The emissions of SF₆ due to the transmission network of Great Britain have also been collated from the three different transmission network operators. By collecting this SF₆ emissions data from the power industry, in both the distribution and transmission networks, an overall view of the scale of SF₆ emissions in Great Britain can be evaluated. Data from the power industry also shows the inventory of SF₆ power equipment in use over the last six years in Great Britain and shows the calculated percentage leakage rate of all of this equipment. In this paper, these figures, as reported by the electrical power industry to the UK government, have been used to estimate the likely inventory of SF₆ equipment in England, Scotland, and Wales by 2050 and the future emissions of SF₆ that could be leaked into the atmosphere by this equipment.
Keywords
distribution, emissions, environment, gas insulated line (GIL), gas insulated switchgear (GIS), sulphur hexafluoride (SF6), transmission
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Widger P, Haddad A(. Evaluation of SF₆ Leakage from Gas Insulated Equipment on Electricity Networks in Great Britain. (2018). LAPSE:2018.0559
Author Affiliations
Widger P: Advanced High Voltage Engineering Research Centre, School of Engineering, Cardiff University, The Parade, Cardiff CF24 3AA, UK [ORCID]
Haddad A(: Advanced High Voltage Engineering Research Centre, Cardiff University, The Parade, Cardiff CF24 3AA, UK
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Journal Name
Energies
Volume
11
Issue
8
Article Number
E2037
Year
2018
Publication Date
2018-08-06
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1996-1073
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