An easy and swift method to evaluate, in a system ofinterconnected earth electrodes, earth potentials on earthing systems of medium-voltage/low-voltage (MV/LV) substations, in anevent of single-line-to-earth fault inside a high-voltage/mediumvoltage (HV/MV) station, is presented. The advantage of themethod is the simplicity of the mathematical model for solvingcomplex systems of any size with a sufﬁcient accuracy for practicalpurposes. This paper shows the results of simulations, performedon networks with different extensions and characteristics, organized in easy-to-read graphs and tables. A comparison of theseresults with the values obtained according to the procedure explained in the IEC-Standard 60909–3, and a study on the accuracyof the method has been made. Moreover, some considerations onthe inclusion of earth electrodes of HV/MV stations within globalearthing systems are done.
|Number of pages||10|
|Journal||IEEE Transactions on Power Delivery|
|Publication status||Published - 2008|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Energy Engineering and Power Technology
- Electrical and Electronic Engineering