Precautionary measures for low-voltage distribution networks
Engineering Recommendation G92 published by the Energy Networks Association is the vehicle for implementing those recommendations of SAGE that relate to low-voltage distribution networks.
SAGE, the Stakeholder Advisory Group on ELF EMFs, published its Second Interim Assessment in June 2010. That contained a number of recommendations about low-voltage distribution networks, mainly endorsing existing best practice - there are things that are done for other reasons, but which also have the effect of reducing EMFs.
The Government responded in October 2011, endorsing these recommendations, and saying "The Government will however discuss with the electricity industry through the Energy Networks Association (ENA) the possibility of reinforcing such existing best practice through the development and adoption of one or more Engineering Recommendations across industry."
That Engineering Recommendation was published in March 2013.
It is available from the ENA's Website.
Precautionary approaches at higher voltages
This Engineering Recommendation sets out the precautionary policies that apply to low-voltage distribution networks. SAGE looked at higher voltages (transmission lines) in its First Interim Assessment and the measures resulting from that are set out in a suite of documents.
- More on SAGE
- Precautionary measures in various countries
- How distribution networks produce EMFs