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Trends in Electrical Power & Impact on T&D Systems (Part 2 of 3)

December 9, 2017 • ARTICLE ARCHIVE, Utility Practice & ExperienceComments Off on Trends in Electrical Power & Impact on T&D Systems (Part 2 of 3)

Energy is recognized as the prime factor for economic and social development of populations and for their welfare. However, as of 2016, more than 15% of the world’s 7.5 billion people had no access to commercial energy sources and electricity. Increasing energy and electricity consumption is the driver for investment in infrastructures and therefore also ...

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Shazhou Will Serve as China’s ‘Demonstration’ Project for All-Composite-Insulated Substation

December 9, 2017 • ARTICLE ARCHIVE, Utility Practice & Experience

Nowhere in the world has composite insulator technology been so quickly and so widely adopted as in China. The reason for this lies in the country’s recent history, which has been marked by rapid economic expansion and a huge increase in coal-fired...

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Utility Implemented Program to Monitor Condition of Station Arresters

December 9, 2017 • Arresters, ARTICLE ARCHIVE, Utility Practice & Experience

To protect expensive assets at its substations, Elektroprenos BiH – the company operating the power system in Bosnia and Herzegovina – began installing metal oxide (MO) surge arresters in each of its HV transformer bays about 20 years ago. Over the years...

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Evaluating Performance of Polluted Insulators Simplified IEC Approach vs. Statistical Approach

December 2, 2017 • ARTICLE ARCHIVE, Utility Practice & Experience

Simplified design approaches for AC insulator selection are reported in Parts 1, 2 and 3 of IEC/TS 60815 Edition 1.0 2008- 10 “Selection and dimensioning of high-voltage insulators intended for use in polluted conditions”. Finalization of a similar...

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Effect of Volcanic Ash on Outdoor Insulators

December 2, 2017 • ARTICLE ARCHIVE, Utility Practice & Experience

This past week, the developing eruption of Mount Agung in Bali, Indonesia is again focusing on the potentially devastating effects of volcanic ash on power infrastructure. For example, during eruption of volcanoes, power systems across the affected regions...

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Trends in Electrical Power & Impact on Development of T&D Systems (Part 1 of 2)

December 2, 2017 • ARTICLE ARCHIVE, Utility Practice & Experience

Energy is recognized as the prime factor for economic and social development of populations and for their welfare. However, as of 2016, more than 15% of the world’s 7.5 billion people had no access to commercial energy sources and electricity. Increasing...

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Wireless Leakage Current Monitors to Improve Network Performance

November 5, 2017 • ARTICLE ARCHIVE, Utility Practice & Experience

As part of a program to provide an infrastructure for transmission line and substation monitoring, EPRI in the U.S. has been developing remote sensors to monitor the condition of important assets. This INMR article from 2015, contributed by Andrew J. Phillips...

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Maintenance Strategy Designed to Support Gulf Regional Energy Security

Maintenance Strategy Designed to Support Gulf Regional Energy Security

November 5, 2017 • ARTICLE ARCHIVE, Utility Practice & Experience

Under the aegis of the GCC Interconnection Authority (GCCIA), members of the Gulf Co-operation Council, including Kuwait, Bahrain, Qatar, the United Arab Emirates, Oman and Saudi Arabia as host, undertook an ambitious project to link their electrical systems....

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