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Incidence of wind and snow on rural electrical reticulation

Year: 
1981
Volume: 
1
Issue: 
2
Author(s): 
D. Harris
Abstract: 

The operation and design of overhead rural electrical distribution which is exposed to strong winds, heavy snow and ice loading, requires that consideration be given to ensure reasonable continuity of supply, and that maintenance costs can be kept within acceptable limits. Higher standard of construction can be obtained by greater use of capital, which will bring about both improved continuity and lower maintenance costs. This paper deals with some aspects of endeavouring to keep a balance between the cost of servicing additional capital, or alternatively increased maintenance costs, the probability and frequency of such storms, and the acceptance of some disruption as a feature of normal operations.

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