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WG B1.36 Life cycle assessment and environmental impact of underground cable systems

Aude Laurens (FR) - 2011-2014

DifferentHigh Voltage Cable types as well as their associated civil works and installation techniques do not impact the environment in the same way. In order to minimize such impact, it is important to develop the necessary tools that would enable the engineers and the decision makers to compare the Global Environmental Impact (GEI) of different High Voltage underground cable systems over their life cycle.

A few methods have been devised by electric utilities, particularly in Scandinavian countries and Japan, to assess the environmental impact of Underground High Voltage Systems over their life cycle.