Ensuring the reliability of power transmission and distribution
In recent years, significant quantities of land and submarine cable systems have been installed to satisfy the ever-increasing demand for electricity. And this will increase: society continuously demands more electricity from the grid; from today to 2050 the electricity consumption will increase by about 140%. The overall European network investments is estimated to increase another 80% by 2050. Although undergrounding increases the initial costs of electric power transmission and distribution, power cable systems are typically less susceptible to outages due to external forces than overhead systems and fulfill aesthetic and environmental purposes.