Project: T173700 #3421

The objective of this project is to develop a Strategy for Transmission Spare Cables to allow utilities to effectively and optimally utilize and maintain their valuable inventory of cable spares. The project will address the multiple elements indicated in the Introduction. However, the main focus of the work will be on assessing the condition of the existing inventory based on laboratory testing of samples taken from the spares. From this testing, storage/age related deterioration can be assessed from which guidelines can be developed for cable deployment, future storage or condition assessment of and data trending from stored cables. Proper condition assessment is critical in determining how spare cables are deployed and used in a variety of situations.