BASEC and Northern Powergrid host joint webinar

Northern Powergrid is the UK power distribution network operator (DNO) for North East England and Yorkshire regions and the North Lincolnshire area. The DNO distributes electricity to 3.9 million homes and businesses across the region through their network of more than 63,000 substations, some 60,000 miles of overhead power lines and underground cables spanning 9,650 square miles.

On 1st December 2022, BASEC and Northern Powergrid hosted a joint webinar presenting an introduction to Northern Powergrid’s network.

The webinar speakers from Northern Powergrid included Steve Salkeld – Policy and Standards Engineer, and James Bell – Purchasing Operations Manager. Jaya Skandamoorthy – Regional Technical Manager for UK and Europe at BASEC chaired the event, which provided an overview of Northern Powergrid’s technical specification for low voltage (LV) and medium voltage (MV) cables and their procurement processes, including planned tenders.

Northern Powergrid recognises the value of BASEC’s product approval for LV and MV cables. Products holding the BASEC quality mark provide confidence to the DNO, as they demonstrate compliance to relevant standards, while verifying that the requirements of factory production and quality controls have been met.

To learn more about Northern Powergrid’s technical requirements, click here to view their document library and access the technical specifications to meet Northern Powergrid’s cable requirements. Simply type ‘cables’ in the search filter to view a list of relevant documents.

For further information about MV power distribution cables download your free copy of the Guide to MV Distribution Cable Standards and Power Distribution Network Requirements. The guide aims to inform a range of stakeholders within the industry including designers, specifiers, contractors, manufacturers, suppliers, operators, and others of the range of standards and product approval processes for MV cables (up to 33kV). It also highlights some of the specific enhanced performance requirements for MV cables that can help mitigate climate change impacts.

Contact the BASEC team to discuss your low and medium voltage cable testing and certification needs.

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