National Conference Paper on Power Transmission & Distribution Dr. V. Kanetkar


The Transmission and Distribution systems over a period of time have grown complex as well as have become highly demanding. Due to large proliferation and also mix up of linear and nonlinear loads, the systems are continuously stretched to switching on and off of passive and active control devices, such as capacitor banks (APFC or TSC or TCR), or harmonic filter banks for correction of reactive power / power factor and / or load current harmonics. These economical methods have been further improved to direct on line correction with the use of STATCOM(N) / Active Filters / Unified power controllers etc. The most important aspects of a power system (T&D) are to (i) deliver quality power without interruption, (ii), use the switchgear and associated components within rated capacities, (iii) limit the voltage current transients within limits so that life of all connected components and system improves, (iv) apply all necessary protections to achieve improved life and reduce stresses on the connected equipment(s), and (v) retain its objective of simplicity in operation, highest possible reliability, almost nil maintenance, and highly economical.

It may appear that such a vast coverage of various associated aspects and objective(s) may be difficult to achieve. This paper perhaps is an attempt to get into possibly a new outlook or at least look at what can be done in such a situation. The paper first deals with reduction of voltage in stresses on protective breakers when applied in an MV substation and then analyses how to reduce transient voltages / currents in a relevant capacitor switching system.


Simple solutions for improving life of breakers used in transmission and distribution systems

Related POST

Common Mass Perception Around PQ. Affordable Common PQ Initiatives

Until now, food, clothing, shelter and receiving good health services were considered the basic requ..

Read more

Continuous PQ Monitoring - Why it must be your priority?

Uninterrupted power is a very important goal for every facility and achieving the highest reliabilit..

Read more

Interactive workshop on PQ in IT/ITeS/Data Centre and Steel Industries

Two half-day workshops on Power Quality in IT/ITeS/Data Centers and Power Quality in Secondary Steel..

Read more

One-Day Seminar on Challenges Faced by Industries Due to Poor Power Quality by Indian Institution of Plant Engineers

Indian Institution of Plant Engineers (TS & AP Chapter) announces a one-day seminar on Challenges fa..

Read more

Protection and Operational Reliability Improvement Using Line / Neutral Inductances and Neutral Current Compensator

In todayís digital driven world, current in a neutral conductor is one of common problem faced by th..

Read more

Voltage Sags and Swells in Wind Mills of a Sub-Station

Wind mills are increasingly becoming an alternative generating source to fulfill the ever increasing..

Read more

7th Webinar How to calculate Electric Losses due to poor PQ?

27th November, 2015 (Thursday) - In our increasingly digital economy, maintaining power quality i..

Read more

18th Webinar - kVAh Billing - the 4 things you must know to optimize energy bills

30th July, 2020(Thursday) - After implementation of the kVAh tariff structure by MSEDCL in April 202..

Read more
Drop us a message

You're in the right place! Just drop us a message. How can we help?

Or see contact page
There seems to be some problem with validating your request. Please try again.
Thank You! Your message has been delivered.