Overvoltages in Power System

Course Description

Temporary overvoltages due to earth-faults, load shedding and ferroresonance. Slow front overvoltages due to switching of transmission lines, fault initiation and fault clearing. Switching off small capacitive and inductive currents. Energization of unloaded transformers and reactors. The initiation, propagation and consequences of lightning overvoltages. Very fast overvoltages in gas insulated substations. Overvoltage protection in high voltage substation and low voltage installation. Application of the lightning location system in the world and in Croatia.

Study Programmes

Postgraduate doctoral study programme


P. Chowdhuri (2004.), Electromagnetic Transients in Power Systems, Research Studies Press, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, New York
Rene Smeets, Lou van der Sluis, Mirsad Kapetanovic, David F. Peelo, Anton Janssen (2014.), Switching in Electrical Transmission and Distribution Systems, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, New York
N. Watson, J. Arrilaga (2003.), Power Systems Electromagnetic Transients Simulation, IEE
H. D. Betz, U. Schumann, P. Laroche (2009.), Lightning: Principles, Instruments and Applications, Springer

For students


ID 154827
  Winter semester
L1 English Level
L1 e-Learning