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Topic Title: UKPN Substations and Flood Protection.
Topic Summary: Some 300 main substations are at risk of flooding.
Created On: 03 November 2017 12:46 PM
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 03 November 2017 12:46 PM
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A nice little docufilm. Also a few shots of a Landrover in a muddy field. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9dNnUPrdtSg&safe=active

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 05 November 2017 12:38 PM
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I would prefer to see proper permanent flood defences built around existing substations, substantial earth banks with a concrete core for example.
A small gap could be left for level access, with portable flood barriers to close this in time of need.

The type of temporary barrier featured though impressive, does in my view carry excessive risks that the equipment or the labour to deploy it might not be available.
Or the flood might not be forecast in time.

A fixed barrier, with a small gap that can be closed in minutes by two men is IMHO far preferable. Even that could be eliminated by providing ramped access OVER the barrier rather than by having any gap.

New substations should be either built on high ground, or have permanent defences, or have equipment elevated on plinths.
 05 November 2017 01:28 PM
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Yes indeed, permanent higher level installations would be better. A recent newspaper article suggests that Peterborough will become Peterborough on Sea if there is a 3 degree C rise in temperature which will cause sea levels to rise.

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