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The Use of ‘Containerised Substations’

Renewable Electricity installations have seen the new acceptance from the DNOs for Containerised Substations.

RCD are pushing forward with bespoke GRP solutions for sub-station containerised solutions up to 33kV with WPD, SSE & UKPN accepting. The bespoke build means the sub-station GRP is completely pre-installed, including all switchgear, with full functionality testing completed.

The whole system is then delivered in one complete unique package to site on the back of lorry.


Consumer’s requirement of reliable electrical supply is not dependent on the weather. RCD is acutely aware of the need to find a way to enable service personnel to work anywhere, at any time of the year and install in less than ideal weather conditions.

Containerised substations GRP solutions can be transposed for the use on the HV client private side sub-station switchgear arrangements as well as DNOs.


Benefits of these arrangements:

In essence, the use of Containerised Substations results have proved very quickly in the short term   a more efficient build on site which gives both massive commercial and timescale benefits.

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