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EHV AC Undergrounding Electrical Power

Performance and Planning


Part of the Power Systems book series (POWSYS)

About this book


The selection and performance of insulated cables in electrical grids is a vital part of electric power transmission, but is often neglected in favour of a focus on technological construction. EHV AC Undergrounding Electrical Power discusses new methods of analysis for cable performance and for the network behaviour of cable, mixed and overhead lines. It uses capability charts throughout, to offer the reader a clear visual representation of transmission line performances.

The authors discuss the technically computed undergrounding of electrical power and develop original procedures based on the classical equations of transmission lines. They also provide technical and economical comparisons of a variety of cables and analysis methods, in order to examine the performance of AC power transmission systems. A range of important topics are covered, including:

• energization and de-energization phenomena of transmission lines;

• power quality; and

• cable safety constraints.

EHV AC Undergrounding Electrical Power is an original guide on cable insertion planning and the operation of power networks. It will enable readers to make detailed performance comparisons between power transmission systems, which will be valuable for postgraduates, as well as engineers involved in power cable manufacturing or electrical transmission systems.


CP4622 Electrical Energy Transmission Gas Insulated Power Lines (GIL) Mixed Power Lines Power Cables Undergrounding manufacturing model network power transmission transmission

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Dipto. Ingegneria ElettricaUniversità di PadovaPadovaItaly

About the authors

Roberto Benato was born in Venezia, Italy, in 1970. He received his Dr.-Ing. degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Padova in 1995 and his PhD in Power Systems Analysis in 1999. In 2002 he was appointed Assistant Professor in the Power System Group in the Department of Electrical Engineering at the University of Padova. His main fields of research are multiconductor analysis, EHV-HV transmission lines and advanced matricial techniques for static and dynamic power system analysis. He is a member of CIGRÉ WG B1.08 "Cable systems in multipurpose or shared structures", secretary of CIGRÉ JWG B3-B1.09 "Application of Long High Capacity Gas Insulated Lines in Structures" and a member of the IEEE PES Substations Committee. He is also a member of IEEE and the Italian AEIT.

Antonio Paolucci was born in Padova, Italy, in 1924. He received his Dr.-Ing. degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Padova in 1950. He joined the Department of Electrical Engineering at the University of Padova in 1952 where he was Assistant and later Associate Professor. From 1973 to 2000 he was Full Professor of Power Systems Analysis. At present, he participates in the Power System Research Group of the University of Padova and is a member of AEIT.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title EHV AC Undergrounding Electrical Power
  • Book Subtitle Performance and Planning
  • Authors Roberto Benato
    Antonio Paolucci
  • Series Title Power Systems
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag London 2010
  • Publisher Name Springer, London
  • eBook Packages Engineering Engineering (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-1-84882-866-7
  • Softcover ISBN 978-1-4471-2553-2
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-84882-867-4
  • Series ISSN 1612-1287
  • Series E-ISSN 1860-4676
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XIV, 175
  • Number of Illustrations 153 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Power Electronics, Electrical Machines and Networks
    Civil Engineering
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