Covered conductor

Ground breaking technology

It eliminates the risk of outages or wildfires caused by objects touching power lines.

It can be installed at a cost comparable to bare conductor and is faster, cheaper and a lot easier to install than alternate methods of power line wildfire mitigation. It’s a no-brainer.

Covered conductor is available in three sizes and materials and comes complete with associated hardware to replace existing bare open wire overhead conductor.

A GROWING THREAT

In many parts of the world, climate change has increased the hot and dry conditions in which wildfires thrive.

Fire seasons have lengthened and many are questioning if destructive megafires are now the new normal. As a result, the world is experiencing record-breaking economic losses, in terms of loss of life and property, as a result of wildfires.

Conservative estimates put the percentage of wildfires caused by downed power lines at somewhere between two and eight percent. When weather conditions escalate, the percentage of wildfires caused by downed power lines can soar as high as fifty percent.

THE SOLUTION

Although it’s not possible to prevent wildfires, we can limit the risk they pose to life, property and the environment.

Limiting or even eliminating the risk of wildfires caused by power lines is simple. All that’s needed is a physical barrier between electrons and vegetation. This can be achieved by undergrounding overheard conductor, or by replacing bare conductor with covered conductor.

SAFE, RELIABLE & EFFECTIVE

With Groundline and Amokabel’s covered conductor, you can have your cake and eat it too.

Covered conductor not only eliminates the risk of wildfires caused by power lines. An independent CSIRO (Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation) report rated covered conductor as 98% effective as a power line wildfire mitigation measure. It also provides outstanding reliability improvements. In one independent study its service reliability was estimated as better than underground cable and more than 14 times better than bare conductor.

Covered conductor can also be installed at a cost comparable to bare conductor and is much faster, cheaper and easier to install than other methods of power line wildfire mitigation.

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