Author: G2 Energy Limited

Top 3 ways to Successfully Protect your Substation from Flooding

With over 55,000 homes and businesses being affected by the 2007 floods and wet winters being commonplace, g2 Energy take a look at what can be done to help protect substations from future flood damage. Flood BarriersDue to the remote location of substations, they need to be ‘self-sufficient’ when it comes to protecting themselves from flood damage. Flood barriers can either be temporary or permanent fixtures around a substation; they are designed to prevent flooding reaching behind the protected area. A great example is the Thames barrier albeit on a much larger scale than what most substations will require. Where space is limited flood barriers may not be a realistic option, but don’t despair there are other options. Flood DoorsReplace access doors with flood doors. Flood doors can be installed to help protect your substation against intrusion from flood water, protecting the crucial operating equipment housed inside. Flood PumpsInstallation of Sump pumps to your substation will help to remove water that gets through external defences. Most sump pumps are activated automatically through sensors so no manual interaction is necessary. One consideration of a sump pump should be their reliance on electricity to operate therefore back-up power sources should be looked into before installation. If your substation is sited on, or near, an area which is at risk of flooding ensure that you have taken the necessary steps to protect...

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g2 Energy headline sponsor for Energy 2017 at UK Construction Week…

g2 Energy are pleased to be the headline sponsor for the Energy 2017 show as part of UK Construction Week! Exhibiting for the second year running, g2 Energy will be bringing one of their Containerised Substations. The fully bespoke Containers are designed in-house by their highly experienced Design Engineers and built out within their 14,500 sq. ft. warehouse facility in Milton Keynes. ISO Container Substation For more information on g2 Energy’s services, visit stand E715 at the UK Construction Week Energy 2017 show…click here to register for tickets. Alternatively, please take a look around our website! You can find g2 Energy’s...

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g2 Energy is an ICP – but what does it mean?

An Independent Connection Provider (ICP) is an accredited and independent company that can carry out works on behalf of clients on the National Grid. These networks are normally owned by either a Distribution Network Operator (DNO) or an Independent Distribution Network Operator (IDNO). What does an ICP do? An ICP can carry out contestable works on behalf of a DNO or IDNO or on behalf of a client. This includes works such as: Installation of cables (HV Cables and LV Cables) Substation installation Cable Jointing Network Connections, jointing Why use an independent connection provider? There can be many benefits to using an ICP including: Faster delivery Greater flexibility Can be more cost effective Greater choice of providers Why choose g2 Energy for your power connection project? g2 Energy is a Lloyds NERS accredited ICP who are experienced in the design and construction of grid connection works across various sectors. They are able to carry out contestable works up to, and including, 132kV which makes them a great alternative to the local DNO. Alongside their experienced high voltage electrical and civil engineers they can also offer bespoke containerised substation solutions. Visit our project section to see some of our previous...

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