Conference paper

Comparative performance of medium voltage overhead distribution lines designs submitted to induced voltages

The aim of this paper is to present the results of the performance study of medium voltage overhead distribution lines against lightning discharges, in the way to define methodologies to reduce the system failures. The results are obtained within the partnership among the High Voltage Laboratory of the Federal University of Itajubá, AES Sul Utility Company and the University of Bologna. The resultant performance is presented in terms of expected faults for 100 km of line for a density of discharges to the ground (GDF) of 1 discharge/km2/year. Commentaries on the relative performance and comparisons of different construction configurations of overhead lines are presented. ©2007 IEEE.

    Keywords: Distribution ; Induced ; Lightning ; Performance ; Computer networks ; Systems engineering ; Medium-voltage ; Overhead distribution lines ; Discharge (fluid mechanics)


    High Voltage Laboratory, Federal University of Itajubá, Brazil AES Sul Utility Company, Brazil University of Bologna, Italy Rua Coronel Rennó, 7, Centro, Itajubá, MG, 37500-050, Brazil

    Conference code: 73346

    Export Date: 25 April 2012

    Source: Scopus

    Art. No.: 4538412

    doi: 10.1109/PCT.2007.4538412

    Language of Original Document: English

    Correspondence Address: Saran, M. A. M.Rua Coronel Rennó, 7, Centro, Itajubá, MG, 37500-050, Brazil; email:

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    Sponsors: The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers; Power and Electronics Society


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