The electricity transmission system in the Czech Republic is operated by the CEPS company. It builds the infrastructure and balances the supply of electricity with demand on a minute-by-minute basis. It develops the whole network through new projects and also cooperates with other transmission system operators throughout Europe and contributes to the development of the wider electricity market.
CEPS engineering unit - CEPS Invest started working on a new series of electricity tower masts. Their initial design was put on the paper and engineers started to look into joint topologies – their safety and compliance with construction code.
It soon became clear that such an effective design requires a specific joint topology. IDEA StatiCa Connection was able to solve most of them right away. The rest was examined by the IDEA StatiCa development team and served as an inspiration for further development. Changes were implemented in weeks and IDEA StatiCa Connection was able to solve 100% of the joints CEPS Invest needed to continue with its projects.
Some of the joints calculated in IDEA StatiCa Connection
Tower masts were deployed across the whole Czech Republic in 2016 and the following years.