Shield wire systems running along existing high-voltage transmission lines can supply household electricity to communities located within 20 km of the high-voltage corridor. At a fraction of the cost of new substations or independent medium-voltage lines, shield wire systems are an attractive option for rural electrification, particularly in remote and sparsely populated areas that are costly to connect to the grid. Systems have operated successfully in Sub- Saharan Africa and elsewhere for more than a quarter-century. This new manual assists engineers in designing and building shield wire systems.
A new manual to assist engineers in designing and building shield wire systems.
Shield wire schemes provide a cost-effective way to electrify villages located along high-voltage transmission lines.
Shield wire schemes provide medium-voltage electricity at a fraction of the cost of conventional medium-voltage lines, while minimizing environmental intrusion.
Shield wire schemes are an attractive option for rural electrification.