This paper presents the performance and protection of medium-voltage (MV) aerial cables against lightning faults by means of laboratory experiment and digital modeling. With the series of laboratory tests, practical examination of lightning hazard to shielded and unshielded aerial cables is conducted, and the need for shield wire protection is established. For the purpose of simulation studies, digital models are developed by using Alternative Transient Program-Electromagnetic Transient Program (ATPEMTP) and its transient analysis of control system features. The performance of lightning flashover overvoltage on shielded and unshielded aerial cable is evaluated with the developed digital models. The evaluation is made by considering a direct lightning strike on wooden poles, messenger wires, and nearby trees. Based on the experimental and simulation results, practical recommendations are proposed for improvement in lightning performance of aerial cables. This study offers possible solutions for the protection of aerial cables against lightning flashover, induced overvoltage, and direct lightning strike, which may improve electricity reliability and availability to customers.
|Julkaisu||IEEE Transactions on Power Delivery|
|DOI - pysyväislinkit|
|Tila||Julkaistu - elok. 2017|
|OKM-julkaisutyyppi||A1 Julkaistu artikkeli, soviteltu|