About the Underground Cable

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About the underground cable

We will use High Voltage Alternating Current (HVAC) for this project. This form of electricity transmission is used internationally in electricity networks and in Ireland. We are currently considering a range of cable options to determine which is most suitable for this project. Figure 9 provides an indicative overview of what a typical underground cable arrangement would look like.

Figure 9: Typical HVAC underground cable duct arrangement

What does underground cable construction look like?

As this project progresses, we will consult and work closely with local stakeholders to minimise any disruption that may be caused by the construction phase of the project. The following photos provide a typical example of what construction may look like. We will be able to provide more detailed information on what construction looks like when we know mor about the design.

Figure 10: A typical cable duct installation in the road

Figure 11: A typical jointing bay where cables are connected

Figure 12: Cables being pulled into the ducts and jointing bay

Figure 13: A typical passing bay in operation during cable jointing

Figure 14: A typical road reinstatement