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Feasibility of Converting Overhead Transmission Lines to Underground – A Case Study

September 23 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Please join Professor Akhtar Kalam, EIT Academic Board Chairman, to gain an insight into an Australian case study on converting overhead transmission lines to underground.

This webinar will present on various aspects of the 220 kilovolt (kV) transmission lines crossing the Waverley Park estate in Mulgrave, Victoria. It will evaluate the feasibility of diverting the transmission lines underground. The developer of Waverley Park estate had originally intended to underground the transmission lines by means of a transition enclosure constructed at each end of the estate, and approximately 530 meters of buried cable between the two locations. However, the builder’s proposal was abandoned, and the slightly realigned transmission lines were retained above ground. Included in the formal reasons for abandoning the company’s original underground proposal were visual amenity, open space, and financial cost concerns.

The presentation will identify an alternative, preferred undergrounding solution compared to the original proposal advanced by the builder. Although broadly the same as the builder’s initially proposed concept, the alternative solution is modeled on the 220 kV Brownhill Road substation located in Auckland, New Zealand. From a public amenities' perspective, the Brownhill Road scenario is similar to that existing on the Waverley Park estate but is demonstrably superior in terms of visual amenity, open space, and financial cost.

Join us to learn more at this must-attend event for engineering professionals and aspiring engineers alike.

Reserve your spot at this free webinar today!

The webinar will be recorded and will be sent out to registered attendees afterwards.

A certificate of attendance will be provided to attendees who request one near the end of the live webinar session.

Please note: the time stated on this event is in Australian Western Standard Time (AWST). You will need to convert this to your own time zone.


September 23
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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