Lightning Faults on Distribution Lines


A distribution line subjected to a direct lightning strike can be expected to result in an insulation failure (flashover). Typical distribution line basic insulation levels (BIL) are less than 300 kV; often, the BILs for individual structures are below 100 kV. Nearby strikes can cause flashover from induced voltages on these low-BIL structures. One of the… (More)

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@article{Parrish1989LightningFO, title={Lightning Faults on Distribution Lines}, author={Dee E. Parrish and David J. Kvaltine}, journal={IEEE Power Engineering Review}, year={1989}, volume={9}, pages={59-60} }