Case Studies

Read the featured case studies below to see how the EIC have facillitated innovation.

Acoustic Barrier

BAU

A versatile acoustic barrier that can be attached to site boundaries, reducing noise and allowing work to continue without complaint. 

Open Grid Systems - Grid(i) View

BAU

A mobile application that allows damaged equipment to be quickly identified. 

Real Time Fault Level Monitor

Trial

Managing fault levels, the highest amount of current that could flow in an electrical system under short circuit conditions, one of the major challenges faced by Distribution Network Operators (DNOs).

Pavement protection

Trial

Solution to pavement protection during maintenance and installation activities. 

Fluid CableCare

BAU 2024

A self-healing additive for fluid filled cables.

Pollywood

BAU 2023

The development of a sustainable, ultra-strong wood pole manufacturing technique that reduces material use by up to 85%.

LeakVISION

Project

LeakVision is a detection sensor that will internally detect, locate and quantify pipe damage / deterioration. The project will provide an improved understanding of the leakage process through advanced thermal modelling techniques.

SYNAPS

Project

SYNAPS sensors detect, classify and accurately locate transient faults before they cause recloser device operations and/or fuse failures.

Zero Missing Phenomenon

Project

This project proposes a technical method that will involve engaging consultants to investigate the ZMP and produce conclusions that can impact the future of transmission network design and operation.

Phased Array - Detecting Live Cables

Phase 3

A solution to minimise the risk of injury from hard-to-detect live cables, using electromagnetic sensors that can be applied to the detection of buried surfaces.

Alternative Gas Pinpointing

Project phase 2

Current methods to identify gas leaks under carriageways can cause high levels of shock through the operative’s arms and shoulders. The innovation will change how operatives work by making processes both safer and easier.

Ground Protection Boards

Trial

A solution to protect paths and verges while street works are being carried out.


Above and Beyond

Project

Above and Beyond set out to deliver concept of operations (CONOPS), safety cases, and flight trials, to enable regulatory approval and to demonstrate the ability to fly beyond visual line of sight (BVLOS) in unsegregated airspace.

Safeguarding Customers to Minimise Disruption

Project

An innovative new ‘welfare decision tool’ app for emergency engineers that enables them to tailor welfare products and services for customers who might find themselves in a vulnerable situation.

StreetScore

Project

Vulnerable consumers and the wider public often find journeys through and around street works difficult. A project was developed to better understand people's concerns and to make street works more accessible.

Energy Networks: Procurement of Innovation

Review

Acting on feedback from innovators, the EIC Partnership has been working with Baringa Partners to improve the process of procuring innovative solutions, as well as improving the overall experience of innovators when interacting with the industry.

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