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Environmental Risks to Infrastructure Innovation Programme

Delivering resilient power, road and rail networks by translating a tree failure risk model for multi-sector applications

CIRIA Ref:

NERC Ref:

Start Date:

30

NE/N012984/1

2016-01-01

Case Study:

Call Year:

End Date:

N/A

2015

Research Institution:

Lancaster University

Principle Investigator:

Dr Alan Blackburn

CO Investigator(s):

Duncan Whyatt, Chris Edwards, Petr Vopenka, Jon Abbatt, Ian Braddock

Industry Partners:

Atkins Global, Blue Sky International Limited, Scottish Power Energy Networks, Scottish Water, Transport Scotland, UK Power Networks

Hazards

Biological

The aim of the project is to develop scientifically based, robust and objective method to predict tree failure in severe weather conditions. Tree failure can cause significant damage to electricity supply networks. It is possible to reduce the impacts on electricity networks by felling trees that are close to power lines and at more risk of failure in severe weather conditions. This project allows a replicable and objective risk assessment of trees that are close to a power supply network, resulting in a risk value assigned to each individual tree. – SEE PROJECT 16

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