Route selection and detailed line design

  • Friedrich Kiessling
  • Peter Nefzger
  • João Felix Nolasco
  • Ulf Kaintzyk
Part of the Power Systems book series (POWSYS)


The requirements for route selection and detailed line design of a high-voltage overhead line are established by the preparatory work, studies and assessments described in Chapter 1 “Overall planning”. They have been developed on the basis of an electric network analysis, defining in principle the required starting and terminal point of a transmission connection taking into account the generation and consumption load centres. The voltage level and the required conductor cross section are as well determined by the existing network structure and the requirements of load flow, such that the design engineer is provided with essential parameters. The requirements on the supports to be used for a line project depend on the line voltage, number of circuits, conductor dimensions and arrangement as well as on climatic, topographic, infrastructure or legal aspects. When selecting the support structures, the design engineer will try to utilize available designs to avoid the expenditures for a new tower family including the workshop drawings, especially in case of relatively short lines. However, the development of new supports designed to the specific line requirements can result in technical improvements and investment savings and is an often adopted and recommended practice.


Longitudinal Profile Route Selection Visual Impact Line Design Overhead Line 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Friedrich Kiessling
    • 1
  • Peter Nefzger
    • 2
  • João Felix Nolasco
    • 3
  • Ulf Kaintzyk
    • 4
  1. 1.BaiersdorfGermany
  2. 2.HemmingenGermany
  3. 3.Belo HorizonteBrasil
  4. 4.Siemens AGPower Transmission and DistributionErlangenGermany

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