INNOVATION Calls

Pilot Cable Alternatives

One of our electricity distribution network partners is looking for alternative solutions to using pilot cables. Can you help?

For additional information about this opportunity click here:  EIC Call for Innovation ‘Pilot Cable Alternative’ 

Typically laid underground alongside power distribution and/or transmission cables, pilot cables are multi-core telecoms lines.

Due to their location, pilot cables have always been susceptible to accidental damage through excavation or construction works. However many of the cables were first installed before 1950 meaning that degradation through ageing or joint failure is now a serious concern.

Our industry partner is looking for more cost effective solutions for replacing old or damaged pilot cables.

If you have the skill set or experience to contribute to this opportunity, register your interest by calling us on 0151 348 8040 and quoting the reference number DNO-15-08, or by completing the form below.

The deadline for registering initial interest in this call is 5pm, Thursday 21st April.

This is the latest in a series of calls for innovation, managed by the EIC, which offers innovators the opportunity to register interest and propose potential solutions to targeted energy distribution sector problems.

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