E-Distribuţie Dobrogea is about to finalize the installation of 1.000 phase separators in 9 overhead high voltage power lines in the counties Calarasi, Ialomita and Tulcea, following an investment project worth RON 1.7 million.
The program for this year started in July and will be completed in November, in order to enhance security of supply for consumers in areas which were in the past most affected by the strong winds, in Calarasi, Ialomita and Tulcea counties.
The phase separators are isolated elements which are mounted between the different phases of the same electrical line, in order to fix the distance between the conductors and diminish the conductor gallopping (oscillation of overhead power lines due to strong wind) and therefore to lower the risk of unwanted breakdowns during severe weather conditions.
The company has begun to install phase separators in 2014-2016, when 500 were installed on 7 overhead high voltage power lines in Constanta County, an investment worth over RON 650,000.
The project is part of the investment program carried out by distribution companies of Enel Group in Romania, aimed at securing improved service for the final consumers.