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Cable Rejuvenation: Choices

March 31, 2010

Cable Rejuvenation Choices

“Cable Rejuvenation Choices” Presented at Northwest Public Power Association (NWPPA) Conference, Tacoma, WA

By Richard K. Brinton & Glen Bertini

March 31, 2010

During the two decades since the first cable injection project was completed, cable rejuvenation technology has proven itself as an important tool to enhance the reliability of aging medium voltage power cable infrastructure at the lowest possible cost.

From 1984 through 2009, approximately 90 million feet of medium voltage underground power cables were treated with available injection technologies. Cable injection is typically a fraction of the cost of replacement and the economics are almost always in favor of rejuvenation.

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