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Lightning-induced overvoltages transferred from medium-voltage to low-voltage networks

Simulation results relevant to realistic configurations of medium-voltage (MV) and low-voltage (LV) distribution systems provide useful information to evaluate both the expected level of power quality problems on LV networks due to lightning and the benefits achievable by a proper installation of protection devices. The paper describes a procedure to evaluate lightning overvoltages induced on MV lines by lightning strokes hitting the ground on the line vicinity and that are transferred through the MV-LV transformer on the LV network. To show how the high-frequency model of the transformer play a crucial role in the simulation of transferred overvoltages, the paper presents the results obtained by using two different models identified by means of laboratory measurements.

    Keywords: High-frequency transformer models ; Lightning-induced overvoltages ; MV and LV insulation coordination ; Power quality ; Computer networks ; Electric equipment protection ; Transformer protection ; Medium-voltage ; Lightning

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    Department of Electrical Engineering, University of Bologna, Italy CYME International T and D, Canada

    Conference code: 73241

    Export Date: 25 April 2012

    Source: Scopus

    Art. No.: 4524738

    doi: 10.1109/PTC.2005.4524738

    Language of Original Document: English

    Correspondence Address: Borghetti, A.; Department of Electrical Engineering, University of BolognaItaly

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