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5 Serious Environmental Impacts Of HVAC Over HVDC Overhead Transmission Lines

The following discussion largely summarizes a paper by L. A. Koshcheev (2003) on the potential environmental impacts of HVDC overhead transmission lines in comparison to HVAC lines. In the paper,…...


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Jun 20, 2016 | Edvard

Grounding systems and their 3-letter classification (photo credit: Edvard Csanyi)

7 Methods To Avoid Insulator Flashovers

Contamination caused insulator flashovers produce frequent outages in severely contaminated areas. Lines closer to the ocean are in more danger of becoming contaminated. Several countermeasures have been proposed to improve… Read more

Oct 14, 2015 | Edvard

7 Methods To Avoid Insulator Flashovers

FACTS Devices To Enhance Power System Performance

Flexible Alternating Current Transmission System (FACTS) simply refers to a combination of power electronics components with traditional power system components. They are intended to improve our power system reliability, power… Read more

Sep 28, 2015 | sajna soman

FACTS Devices To Enhance Power System Performance

Selection of HV Conductors And Earth Wires

Conductors represent the most important component of an overhead power line because they have to ensure economical and reliable transmission and contribute considerably to the total line costs. However, aluminum… Read more

Feb 16, 2015 | Edvard

8 Major Advantages of Distribution Automation

More and more electric utilities are looking to distribution automation as an answer to the three main economic challenges facing the industry: The rising cost of adding generating capacity, Increased… Read more

Jan 05, 2015 | Edvard

8 Major Advantages of Distribution Automation
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