World Energy Transmission System

"Renewal of cables distribution networks"

Was held within the scope of JICABLE'15 in Paris on June 25 rd 2015

WETS D'15 Workshop
World Energy Transmission System
Renewal of cable distribution networks

Thursday, 25 June 2015, 9 :00 to 17 :30
Palais des congrès de Versailles
27, Rue de la Chancellerie
78 000 Versailles - France


Organization: Jicable and Prospective 21OO
Chairman, Organization Committee: Lucien Deschamps

Workshop Chairman : Jean-François Drapeau, Hydro Québec, Canada
Workshop Rapporteur : Guillaume Pelton, ERDF, France


The situation of the parks equipment distribution network, including cables, is a reflection of the history of networks. Over the years, the networks extend and reinforce in the light of developments in the region, the city needs but also in terms of technological developments. Until the 1970s, the majority of distribution cables installed around the world were « paper impregnated insulated cables ». From this date, Polymer insulated cables began to penetrate the network also with the implementation of transition accessories.
Faced with uncertainty about the future of old equipment installed in some cases over 30 years including transition accessories and the desire to improve the quality of electricity, it is a new problem: the replacement of cables and accessories for distribution networks.

The success of the workshop Renewable of cable distribution networks in 2011: WETS D'11 (see jicable.org site or CD Rom WETS D'11) invited the organizers to complete and deepen in 2015 the results obtained. As in 2011, the objective of the proposed workshop WETS D'15 is to gather, share and draw lessons from the experiences of operators around the world have been facing the problem of the aging of their distribution system and replacement of insulated cables and accessories.