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Application Filling Requirements for Transmission Line and Substation...  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Application Filling Requirements for Transmission Line and Substation Construction Projects (Wisconsin) Application Filling Requirements for Transmission Line and Substation...

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Application Filling Requirements for Transmission Line and Substation...  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

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Application Filling Requirements for Transmission Line and Substation...  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

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Concrete Foundations in Substations and Transmission Lines  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This report presents the results of surveys conducted to obtain information on the degradation of concrete foundations that support transmission towers and high-voltage substation equipment. Although concrete foundations are simple and inexpensive, their degradation or failure may have costly consequences, including potential equipment damage and the need for outages to allow movement of critical equipment so the ...

2012-12-14T23:59:59.000Z

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EIS-0483: Estes to Flatiron Substation Transmission Lines Rebuild Project,  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

3: Estes to Flatiron Substation Transmission Lines Rebuild 3: Estes to Flatiron Substation Transmission Lines Rebuild Project, Larimer County, CO EIS-0483: Estes to Flatiron Substation Transmission Lines Rebuild Project, Larimer County, CO SUMMARY DOE's Western Area Power Administration (Western) owns and operates two 16-mile, 115-kilovolt transmission lines on separate rights-of-way between Flatiron Reservoir (near Loveland, Colorado) and the town of Estes Park, Colorado. Western is preparing this EIS to evaluate the environmental impacts of a proposal to upgrade and co-locate these transmission lines, by removing one and abandoning its right-of-way, and rebuilding the other along the existing right-of-way as a double-circuit line (i.e., six conductors per pole). The USDA Forest Service, Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forest, is a cooperating agency in preparing the EIS to support

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Application Filling Requirements for Transmission Line and Substation  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

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Canby Area Service Project : Substation and Associated Transmission Line : Environmental Assessment.  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Bonneville Power Administration (BPA) provides power to Surprise Valley Electrification Corporation (SVEC) in Modoc County, California. BPA uses PacificCorp's substation and transmission facilities between Alturas and Canby, California to transfer power to SVEC's Canby Substation. In the next year, SVEC expects increased industrial, agricultural, and residential electric loads on their 69-kV transmission system south of Canby. SVEC's substation can accommodate only about 10 percent of the expected additional electric load. BPA's proposed action is intended to meet SVEC's increasing electric load. BPA proposes to meet SVEC's increasing energy load by tapping into BPA's existing BPA Malin-Warner 230-kV transmission line, and building an 7.9-mile transmission line to a new BPA substation. BPA proposes to build the new substation next to the west side of SVEC's Canby Substation (Figure 1). This new substation will allow SVEC to move the additional power over their existing transmission or distribution lines. This report is the environmental assessment of the potential impact of the proposed project. The assessment determined that no environmental impact statement'' is not required.

United States. Bonneville Power Administration.

1992-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Canby Area Service Project substation and associated transmission line. Environmental Assessment  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Bonneville Power Administration (BPA) provides power to Surprise Valley Electrification Corporation (SVEC) in Modoc County, California. BPA uses PacificCorp`s substation and transmission facilities between Alturas and Canby, California to transfer power to SVEC`s Canby Substation. In the next year, SVEC expects increased industrial, agricultural, and residential electric loads on their 69-kV transmission system south of Canby. SVEC`s substation can accommodate only about 10 percent of the expected additional electric load. BPA`s proposed action is intended to meet SVEC`s increasing electric load. BPA proposes to meet SVEC`s increasing energy load by tapping into BPA`s existing BPA Malin-Warner 230-kV transmission line, and building an 7.9-mile transmission line to a new BPA substation. BPA proposes to build the new substation next to the west side of SVEC`s Canby Substation (Figure 1). This new substation will allow SVEC to move the additional power over their existing transmission or distribution lines. This report is the environmental assessment of the potential impact of the proposed project. The assessment determined that no ``environmental impact statement`` is not required.

Not Available

1992-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Environmental analysis of proposed 230 kV transmission line from Teeland substation to Reed substation  

SciTech Connect

The environmental effects of an electric power transmission line approximately 20 miles long proposed near Anchorage, Alaska, are discussed.

1975-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Marys Lake 69/115-kV transmission line upgrade and substation expansion projects  

SciTech Connect

Western Area Power Administration (Western) and the Platte River Power Authority (Platte River) propose to upgrade portions of the existing electric transmission and substation system that serves the Town of Estes Park, Colorado. The existing transmission lines between the Estes Power Plant Switchyard and the Marys Lake Substation include a 115,000 volt (115-kV) line and 69,000 volt (69-kV) line. Approximately one mile is a double-circuit 115/69-kV line on steel lattice structures, and approximately two miles consists of separate single-circuit 115-kV and a 69-kV lines, constructed on wood H-Frame structures. Both lines were constructed in 1951 by the US Bureau of Reclamation. The existing transmission lines are on rights-of-way (ROW) that vary from 75 feet to 120 feet and are owned by Western. There are 48 landowners adjacent to the existing ROW. All of the houses were built adjacent to the existing ROW after the transmission lines were constructed. Upgrading the existing 69-kV transmission line between the Marys Lake Substation and the Estes Power Plant Switchyard to 115-kV and expanding the Marys Lake Substation was identified as the most effective way in which to improve electric service to Estes Park. The primary purpose and need of the proposed project is to improve the reliability of electric service to the Town of Estes Park. Lack of reliability has been a historical concern, and reliability will always be less than desired until physical improvements are made to the electrical facilities serving Estes Park.

NONE

1996-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Granby Pumping Plant Switchyard - Windy Gap Substation Transmission Line Rebuild, Grand County, Colorado: Final Environmental Impact Statement Appendices  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

PUMPING PLANT SWITCHYARD - WINDY GAP PUMPING PLANT SWITCHYARD - WINDY GAP SUBSTATION TRANSMISSION LINE REBUILD, GRAND COUNTY, COLORADO DOE/EIS-0400 Final Environmental Impact Statement Appendices Grand County, Colorado June 2013 Appendix A EIS Scoping Report GRANBY PUMPING PLANT - WINDY GAP TRANSMISSION LINE REBUILD PROJECT ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT STATEMENT SCOPING SUMMARY REPORT December 4, 2007

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Granby Pumping Plant Switchyard - Windy Gap Substation Transmission Line Rebuild, Grand County, Colorado: Final Environmental Impact Statement Executive Summary  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

PUMPING PLANT SWITCHYARD - WINDY GAP PUMPING PLANT SWITCHYARD - WINDY GAP SUBSTATION TRANSMISSION LINE REBUILD, GRAND COUNTY, COLORADO DOE/EIS-0400 Final Environmental Impact Statement Executive Summary Grand County, Colorado June 2013 Granby Pumping Plant-Windy Gap Substation Transmission Line Rebuild Project FEIS Executive Summary ES-1 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY Introduction Western Area Power Administration (Western), a power marketing administration within the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), is proposing to rebuild and upgrade the Granby Pumping Plant Switchyard-Windy Gap Substation transmission line in Grand County, Colorado (Grand County). This Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) analyzes the impacts associated with the proposal to remove approximately 13.6 miles of 69-kilovolt (kV) transmission line, construct approximately

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Proposed Norton-Tesuque 115 kV overhead transmission line and substation in Sante Fe, New Mexico  

SciTech Connect

Construction is proposed of a 115/12.5-kilovolt (kV), 10/12.5-megavolt-ampere (MVA) substation in the Tesuque area and of 9.02 miles of 115-kV overhead transmission line from the Norton Station to the new substation in an area approximately three miles north of Sante Fe, New Mexico. The project would involve the granting of a 100-foot width right-of-way by the Tesuque Pueblo, the construction of the substation on the Tesuque Pueblo Indian Reservation between the Rio Tesuque and New Mexico 85, the addition of a 115-kV breaker bay at Norton Station, and the installation of two underground 12.47-kV distribution feeders to connect to existing ones in the Tesuque area. In addition, the station would be designed to accommodate one future underground 12.47-kV feeder that would terminate at a future distribution line in the Tesuque area. The preferred transmission line route would originate at the Norton Station and proceed east-northeast up Calabasa Arroyo to a point approximately 1.1 miles north of the southwest corner of the Tesuque Pueblo boundary. From this point the route would proceed east to the proposed substation site.

1985-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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EIS-0483: Estes to Flatiron Substation Transmission Lines Rebuild Project, Larimer County, CO  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE))

DOE’s Western Area Power Administration (Western) owns and operates two 16-mile, 115-kilovolt transmission lines on separate rights-of-way between Flatiron Reservoir (near Loveland, Colorado) and the town of Estes Park, Colorado. Western is preparing this EIS to evaluate the environmental impacts of a proposal to upgrade and co-locate these transmission lines, by removing one and abandoning its right-of-way, and rebuilding the other along the existing right-of-way as a double-circuit line (i.e., six conductors per pole). The USDA Forest Service, Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forest, is a cooperating agency in preparing the EIS to support its decision on whether to grant a Special Use Permit for parts of the transmission line located on National Forest lands.

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Seminoe-Kortes transmission line/substation consolidation project, Carbon County, Wyoming  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

The existing switchyards at Western Area Power Administration's (WESTERN) Seminoe and Kortes facilities, located approximately 40 miles northeast of Rawlines, Carbon County, Wyoming, were constructed in 1939 and 1951, respectively. The circuit breakers at these facilities are beyond or approaching their service life and need to be replaced. In addition, the switchyards have poor access for maintenance and replacement of equipment, and their locations create potential for oil spills into the North Platte River. WESTERN is proposing to consolidate the switchyard facilities into one new substation to provide easier access, restore proper levels of system reliability, and decrease the potential for oil contamination of the river. This environmental assessment (EA) was prepared to evaluate the impacts of the proposed Seminoe-Kortes Consolidation Project. 57 refs., 12 figs., 8 tabs.

Not Available

1990-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Seminoe-Kortes transmission line/substation consolidation project, Carbon County, Wyoming  

SciTech Connect

The existing switchyards at Western Area Power Administration's (WESTERN) Seminoe and Kortes facilities, located approximately 40 miles northeast of Rawlines, Carbon County, Wyoming, were constructed in 1939 and 1951, respectively. The circuit breakers at these facilities are beyond or approaching their service life and need to be replaced. In addition, the switchyards have poor access for maintenance and replacement of equipment, and their locations create potential for oil spills into the North Platte River. WESTERN is proposing to consolidate the switchyard facilities into one new substation to provide easier access, restore proper levels of system reliability, and decrease the potential for oil contamination of the river. This environmental assessment (EA) was prepared to evaluate the impacts of the proposed Seminoe-Kortes Consolidation Project. 57 refs., 12 figs., 8 tabs.

1990-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Field Guide: Daytime Discharge Inspection of Transmission and Distribution Overhead Lines and Substations – Guide with Video  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This EPRI visual guide, one of a series of field guides designed to support inspection and assessment of transmission components, is devoted to the subject of daytime discharge inspection. Although technology for viewing corona and arcing discharges during the day has been available for a number of years, it can be rather difficult to interpret the images produced by this technology. This systematically organized document was prepared to help overcome some of these difficulties. It is intended for ...

2013-01-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Proposed amendment to presidential permit PP-63 and associated modifications to 500 kV international transmission line, Forbes, Minnesota to Manitoba, Canada. [Forbes Substation  

SciTech Connect

This Addendum to the Final Environmental Assessment for the Proposed Amendment to Presidential Permit PP-63 and Associated Modifications to 500 kV International Transmission Line: Forbes, Minnesota to Manitoba, Canada (DOE/EA-587) addresses Northern States Power Company's (NSP) proposed expansion of the Forbes Substation. The applicant has requested that the expansion take place on the west side of the substation, within the existing property line, instead of on the north side as originally proposed. All of the proposed construction would take place on property already owned by NSP. DOE has reviewed the environmental impacts associated with this minor modification and has determined that the conclusions reached in the environmental assessment and Finding of No Significant Impact prepared in connection with NSP's original amendment request remain valid.

Not Available

1992-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Kangley - Echo Lake Transmission Line Project, Final Environmental...  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Selleck Kangley North Bend Cedar Falls Existing Transmission Lines Proposed Transmission Line Alternatives Under Consideration BPA Substation Alternative * * * * * * ...

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EA-1671: Big River Substation to Poston Substation 69-Kilovolt...  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Transmission Line Project, Arizona and California EA-1671: Big River Substation to Poston Substation 69-Kilovolt Transmission Line Project, Arizona and California Summary The...

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VULNERABILITY OF BLUETOOTH TO IMPULSIVE NOISE IN ELECTRICITY TRANSMISSION SUBSTATIONS  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

VULNERABILITY OF BLUETOOTH TO IMPULSIVE NOISE IN ELECTRICITY TRANSMISSION SUBSTATIONS S A Bhattil environment of an Electricity transmission substation environment is modelled as a Symmetric Alpha Stable of an electricity transmission substation. I. INTRODUCTION In industrial environments, Supervisor Control and Data

Atkinson, Robert C

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Gila to North Gila Transmission Line Rebuild  

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Western proposes to rebuild and upgrade two, parallel, 4.8-mile-long transmission lines located between Gila and North Gila Substations and take land actions...

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EIS-0400: Granby Pumping Plant Switchyard-Windy Gap Substation Transmission  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

EIS-0400: Granby Pumping Plant Switchyard-Windy Gap Substation EIS-0400: Granby Pumping Plant Switchyard-Windy Gap Substation Transmission Line Rebuild Project, Grand County, CO EIS-0400: Granby Pumping Plant Switchyard-Windy Gap Substation Transmission Line Rebuild Project, Grand County, CO Summary Western Area Power Administration prepared an EIS, with the U.S. Forest Service, Bureau of Land Management, and Grand County (Colorado) as cooperating agencies, to evaluate the potential environmental impacts of rebuilding a 12-mile, 69-kV electric transmission line in Grand County. The proposed project would rebuild the single-circuit line as a double-circuit transmission line and add a second power transformer. Western identified potentially significant impacts while preparing an EA for this proposal (DOE/EA-1520) and prepared an EIS instead of completing

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EIS-0400: Granby Pumping Plant Switchyard-Windy Gap Substation Transmission  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

00: Granby Pumping Plant Switchyard-Windy Gap Substation 00: Granby Pumping Plant Switchyard-Windy Gap Substation Transmission Line Rebuild Project, Grand County, CO EIS-0400: Granby Pumping Plant Switchyard-Windy Gap Substation Transmission Line Rebuild Project, Grand County, CO Summary Western Area Power Administration prepared an EIS, with the U.S. Forest Service, Bureau of Land Management, and Grand County (Colorado) as cooperating agencies, to evaluate the potential environmental impacts of rebuilding a 12-mile, 69-kV electric transmission line in Grand County. The proposed project would rebuild the single-circuit line as a double-circuit transmission line and add a second power transformer. Western identified potentially significant impacts while preparing an EA for this proposal (DOE/EA-1520) and prepared an EIS instead of completing

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Transmission and Substations Research and Development News, May 2013  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This is the May 2013 issue of Transmission and Substations Research and Development News, a newsletter that provides an update on some of the latest research results, emerging industry issues, field deployments, and member-specific experiences.

2013-05-17T23:59:59.000Z

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Categorical Exclusion (CX) Determination Proposed Action: Elliot 115kV/43.8kV Transmission Substation Construction and Elliot  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Elliot 115kV/43.8kV Transmission Substation Construction and Elliot Elliot 115kV/43.8kV Transmission Substation Construction and Elliot 43.8kV Transmission Line. Description of Proposed Action: The Central Power Electric Cooperative (Central Power) is proposing a new substation near Elliot, ND to be owned and operated by Western under Western's Valley City to Forman 115kV transmission line in addition to 8 miles of new 43.8kV transmission line to connect the new substation to Dakota Valley Electric's (a Central Power member) North Milnor substation. Number and Title of Categorical Exclusions Being Applied: 10 CFR 1021.410 Subpart D, Appendix B, B4.l1: Construction of electric power substations ... or modification of existing substations and support facilities. Regulatory Requirements for CX Determination: The DOE Guidelines for Compliance with

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El Paso Electric Company Diablo Substation to the US-Mexico border 115kV transmission line project. Final Environmental Assessment  

SciTech Connect

This Environmental Assessment documents the analysis of alternative corridors for development and operation of a proposed 115 kilovolt transmission line using private lands and transporting power to the US-Mexico international border. The project will require (1) an amendment to El Paso Electric Company`s existing export authorization to transfer power across this border, and (2) a Presidential Permit for construction of the transmission line. The project would be located in Dona Ana county in southern New Mexico, approximately five miles west of El Paso, Texas. The alternative corridors, specific locations within those corridors, and structure types are identified and analyzed in the environmental studies.

Not Available

1992-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Functional design criteria exploratory shaft power line and substation Project B-417  

SciTech Connect

This project will provide a 13.8-KV, 3-phase electrical power line from substation B-251 to the ES site. The power line will be sized to carry the 6000 KVA power required to meet the construction and operations power requirements of the facility. The line will originate at an existing circuit breaker at the 13.8 KV switch gear at substation B-251 and will terminate at fused cutouts at the ES site. Wood poles will be used for the aerial support of the {approximately}4.7 mile transmission line. Joint use of the line by project B-316 is being considered. The substation will provide transformation from 13.8 KV to 2.4 KV, transformer mounting, grounding grid for the entire substation, the substation fence, and connection between the primary side of the transformer and the 13.8 KV electrical line (last pole) provided by Part 1. Switching stations, protective devices, and metering, which are normally part of a substation, will be provided by the ES Project, B-314. 10 refs.

Schroeder, B.K.

1981-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Conceptual Design Report, Exploratory Shaft Power Line and Substation, Project B-417  

SciTech Connect

This project will provide a 13.8-KV, 3-phase electrical power line from substation B-251 to the ES site. The power line will be sized to carry the 6000 KVA power required to meet the construction and operations power requirements of the facility. The line will originate at an existing circuit breaker at the 13.8 KV switch gear at substation B-251 and will terminate at fused cutouts at the ES site. Wood poles will be used for the aerial support of the {approximately}4.7 mi. transmission line. Joint use of the line by project B-316 is being considered. This part will provide transformation from 13.8 KV to 2.4 KV, transformer mounting, grounding grid for the entire substation, the substation fence, and connection between the primary side of the transformer and the 13.8 KV electrical line (last pole) provided by Part I. Switching stations, protective devices, and metering, which are normally part of a substation, will be provided by the ES project, B-314. This report includes drawings, cost estimates and schedules.

Schroeder, B.K. (Kaiser Engineers Hanford Co., Richland, WA (USA))

1982-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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DOE/EA-1366; Environmental Assessment Santiam-Bethel Transmission Line Project (09/2001)  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Preliminary Environmental Assessment Preliminary Environmental Assessment Santiam-Bethel Transmission Line Project Bonneville Power Administration September 2001 Santiam-Bethel Transmission Line Project Responsible Agency: U.S. Department of Energy, Bonneville Power Administration (BPA) Name of Proposed Project: Santiam-Bethel Transmission Line Project Abstract: Bonneville Power Administration proposes to rebuild the first 17 miles of the Santiam-Chemawa transmission line from Santiam Substation to the line's connection to Portland General Electric's Bethel Substation. BPA would replace the existing single-circuit 230-kilovolt (kV) line with towers that could support two circuits. The existing line supplies both Bethel Substation and BPA's Chemawa Substation. The new lines would eliminate

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Operation of an on-line substation diagnosis system  

SciTech Connect

On-line monitoring systems for substation equipment are expected to give an impact on the improvement of the reliability of the power system. A monitoring system was applied to one of the newly built substations. It monitors the 204 kV and 72 kV GIS's and the transformer in their normal operation condition. The basic philosophy of the monitoring system and the principle of the detection of the abnormality is introduced together with the record of its operation in the first year.

Fujimoto, Y.; Ono, T. (Shikoku Electric Power Co., Inc., Takamatsu (JP)); Ibuki, K.; Taka, S. (Itami Works, Mitsubishi Electric Corp., Amagasaki (JP))

1988-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Characterization of Planar Transmission Lines  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

... References on: On-Wafer Measurement and Calibration, Planar Transmission Line Characterization and Multiconductor Transmission Lines. ...

2011-12-15T23:59:59.000Z

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EIS-0421: Big Eddy-Knight Transmission Line | Department of Energy  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

21: Big Eddy-Knight Transmission Line 21: Big Eddy-Knight Transmission Line EIS-0421: Big Eddy-Knight Transmission Line Overview BPA is proposing to build a new 500 kilovolt (kV) transmission line in Wasco County, Oregon and Klickitat County, Washington and a new substation in Klickitat County. The new BPA transmission line would extend generally northeast from BPA's existing Big Eddy Substation in The Dalles, Oregon, to a new substation (Knight Substation) proposed to be connected to an existing BPA line about 4 miles northwest of Goldendale, Washington. The proposed Big Eddy Knight Transmission Project is needed to increase transmission capacity to respond to requests for transmission service in this area. Public Comment Opportunities No public comment opportunities available at this time.

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Series Transmission Line Transformer  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A series transmission line transformer is set forth which includes two or more of impedance matched sets of at least two transmissions lines such as shielded cables, connected in parallel at one end ans series at the other in a cascading fashion. The cables are wound about a magnetic core. The series transmission line transformer (STLT) which can provide for higher impedance ratios and bandwidths, which is scalable, and which is of simpler design and construction.

Buckles, Robert A. (Livermore, CA); Booth, Rex (Livermore, CA); Yen, Boris T. (El Cerrito, CA)

2004-06-29T23:59:59.000Z

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Quality Assurance Plan for site electrical replacements at substation line item subproject: 69 KV Substation  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The 69 KV Substation Project is based on the recognized need to provide a continuous, reliable source of power and to improve the firm capacity of the electrical service to all production facilities at Mound. The project consists of the following major element: 69 KV Substation: (1) Install a 69 KV Substation and associated equipment with two parallel 18 MVA transformers. (2) Install duct bank as required and provide 15 KV feeder cable from new substation to existing Substation 95 for connection to Mound`s existing primary distribution system. (3) Install duct bank for underground routing of the 15 KV feeder cable from Manhole 5C to the existing power house cable pit. (4) Reconfigure existing Dayton Power and Light Co. 15 KV switchgear in P Building. The purpose of this Quality Assurance Plan (QA Plan) is to assure that the objectives of the United States Department of Energy (D.O.E.) and EG&G Mound Applied Technologies, Miamisburg, Ohio (Mound) are met for this non-weapons project relative to health and safety, protection of the environment, reliability and continuity of operations, and documentation of quality efforts. This QA Plan identifies the activities and responsibilities which are necessary in the design, procurement, fabrication, installation, and start up of this project in order to meet these objectives.

Ohler, C.K.

1991-05-21T23:59:59.000Z

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Electric Transmission Lines (Iowa)  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE))

Electric transmission lines capable of operating at 69 kV or greater cannot be constructed along, across, or over any public highways or grounds outside of cities without a franchise from the...

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Transmission Line Grounding  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In 2008, the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) published a comprehensive grounding report. Published in two parts, the report covered the theoretical and practical aspects of transmission line grounding practices. To further improve the tools available for grounding analysis, an investigation into practical ways to calculate the fault current distribution and ground potential rise of the transmission line grounding system was conducted. Furthermore, a survey of utilities has documented industry pr...

2011-12-23T23:59:59.000Z

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San Luis Transmission Project  

NLE Websites -- All DOE Office Websites (Extended Search)

Luis Transmission Project EIS/EIR Luis Transmission Project EIS/EIR San Luis Transmission Project EIS/EIR Western proposes to construct, own, operate, and maintain a new 230-kilovolt transmission line about 62 miles in length between Western's Tracy Substation and Western's San Luis Substation and a new 70-kV transmission line about 5 miles in length between the San Luis and O'Neill Substations. Western also will consider other transmission construction options including: A new 500-kV transmission line about 62 miles in length operated at 230-kV between Western's Tracy and San Luis Substations; A new 500-kV transmission line operated at 500-kV about 62 miles in length between the Tracy Substation and Pacific Gas and Electric's Los Banos Substation; and A new 230-kV transmission line about 18 miles in length between San Luis Substation and Dos Amigos Substation.

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Development of 1200-kV compressed-gas-insulated transmission and substation equipment in the United States  

SciTech Connect

Major research and development (R and D) programs for the development of sulfur hexafluoride (SF/sub 6/) compressed-gas-insulated (CGI) equipment for ultrahighvoltage (uhv) application at 100-1200 kV have been under way independently in both the United States and Japan. The CGI transmission and substation equipment under study and development in these countries has included the surge arrester, circuit breaker, CGI transmission bus, disconnect and ground switches, and an air-SF/sub 6/ termination. The US CGI program has also included development of a power transformer, shunt reactor, voltage- and current-sensing instrumentation, and a line trap, all for 1200-kV application. This paper presents the overall status of development of CGI substation equipment for uhv application in the United States. It describes the major CGI components developed, highlights their key design aspects, indicates the present status of development and testing, and addresses the work remaining to establish final design consepts. The paper also includes 23 references, a number of which have not been widely distributed or included in any of the recently published bibliographies of uhv substation equipment.

Walldorf, S.P.; Gnadt, P.A.

1986-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Substation voltage upgrading  

SciTech Connect

This report addresses specific issues to support sound yet not unduly conservative uprating practices for substations. The main parts of the report cover the insulation withstand and overvoltage protection aspects, environmental measurements, reliability criteria, and industry experience. First the insulation design concerns are addressed. Substation stress by a backflashover of the line insulation due to lightning in the vicinity of the substation is recognized as a critical stress. A representative part of a 550 kV BIL substation was erected at the EPRI High Voltage Transmission Research Center, where also a special test circuit was assembled to produce a fast front, slow tail (0.2/200 {mu}s) wave. The substation as well as some special configurations were tested for line-to-ground and line-to-line withstand. Computer studies were performed to complement the test results. A number of important conclusions was reached. The most prominent result in that the high frequency oscillations, as caused by reflections within the substation, do not effect the Critical Flashover Voltage (CFO). The present practice, based on the highest peak is therefore very conservative. The slow tail of the wave appears to dictate the CFO. An arrester model for computer studies to represent very fast as well as slow phenomena was derived. It is based on full scale arrester test data, made available in this project. The computer program to calculate arrester model parameters is also a part of the report. The electric environmental measurements are reported for the tested substation at the HVTRC and for the uprated substation of Public Service Company of Colorado, both before and after the uprating. The performance is satisfactory when corona free hardware is used. Insulation design criteria are analyzed based on substation reliability, the system viewpoint and consequences of the failure. Utility experience with uprated substations is reviewed.

Panek, J.; Elahi, H.; Lux, A.; Imece, A.F. (General Electric Co., Schenectady, NY (United States). Power Systems Engineering Dept.); LaPanse, R.A.; Stewart, J.R. (Public Service Co. of Colorado, Denver, CO (United States))

1992-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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41

Nonlinear magnetoinductive transmission lines  

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Power transmission in one-dimensional nonlinear magnetic metamaterials driven at one end is investigated numerically and analytically in a wide frequency range. The nonlinear magnetic metamaterials are composed of varactor-loaded split-ring resonators which are coupled magnetically through their mutual inductances, forming thus a magnetoiductive transmission line. In the linear limit, significant power transmission along the array only appears for frequencies inside the linear magnetoinductive wave band. We present analytical, closed form solutions for the magnetoinductive waves transmitting the power in this regime, and their discrete frequency dispersion. When nonlinearity is important, more frequency bands with significant power transmission along the array may appear. In the equivalent circuit picture, the nonlinear magnetoiductive transmission line driven at one end by a relatively weak electromotive force, can be modeled by coupled resistive-inductive-capacitive (RLC) circuits with voltage-dependent cap...

Lazarides, Nikos; Tsironis, G P

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

42

Transmission line capital costs  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The displacement or deferral of conventional AC transmission line installation is a key benefit associated with several technologies being developed with the support of the U.S. Department of Energy`s Office of Energy Management (OEM). Previous benefits assessments conducted within OEM have been based on significantly different assumptions for the average cost per mile of AC transmission line. In response to this uncertainty, an investigation of transmission line capital cost data was initiated. The objective of this study was to develop a database for preparing preliminary estimates of transmission line costs. An extensive search of potential data sources identified databases maintained by the Bonneville Power Administration (BPA) and the Western Area Power Administration (WAPA) as superior sources of transmission line cost data. The BPA and WAPA data were adjusted to a common basis and combined together. The composite database covers voltage levels from 13.8 to 765 W, with cost estimates for a given voltage level varying depending on conductor size, tower material type, tower frame type, and number of circuits. Reported transmission line costs vary significantly, even for a given voltage level. This can usually be explained by variation in the design factors noted above and variation in environmental and land (right-of-way) costs, which are extremely site-specific. Cost estimates prepared from the composite database were compared to cost data collected by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) for investor-owned utilities from across the United States. The comparison was hampered because the only design specifications included with the FERC data were voltage level and line length. Working within this limitation, the FERC data were not found to differ significantly from the composite database. Therefore, the composite database was judged to be a reasonable proxy for estimating national average costs.

Hughes, K.R.; Brown, D.R.

1995-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

43

Microsoft Word - CX-Coos-CurryNorwaySubstation_WEB.doc  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Line and load interconnection of Coos-Curry Electric Cooperative's (Coos-Curry) new substation to Bonneville Power Administration's (BPA) Fairview-Bandon 115-kV transmission...

44

EA-1880: Big Bend to Witten Transmission Line Project, South Dakota  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE))

The USDA Rural Utilities Service, with DOE’s Western Area Power Administration as a cooperating agency, is preparing this EA to evaluate the environmental impacts of a proposal to construct a 70-mile long 230-kV single-circuit transmission line, a new Western Area Power Administration substation, an addition to the existing substation, and approximately 2 miles of 230-kV double-circuit transmission line, all in South Dakota.

45

Printed circuit dispersive transmission line  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A printed circuit dispersive transmission line structure is disclosed comprising an insulator, a ground plane formed on one surface of the insulator, a first transmission line formed on a second surface of the insulator, and a second transmission line also formed on the second surface of the insulator and of longer length than the first transmission line and periodically intersecting the first transmission line. In a preferred embodiment, the transmission line structure exhibits highly dispersive characteristics by designing the length of one of the transmission line between two adjacent periodic intersections to be longer than the other. 5 figures.

Ikezi, H.; Lin-Liu, Y.R.; DeGrassie, J.S.

1991-08-27T23:59:59.000Z

46

Printed circuit dispersive transmission line  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A printed circuit dispersive transmission line structure is disclosed comprising an insulator, a ground plane formed on one surface of the insulator, a first transmission line formed on a second surface of the insulator, and a second transmission line also formed on the second surface of the insulator and of longer length than the first transmission line and periodically intersecting the first transmission line. In a preferred embodiment, the transmission line structure exhibits highly dispersive characteristics by designing the length of one of the transmission line between two adjacent periodic intersections to be longer than the other.

Ikezi, Hiroyuki (Rancho Santa Fe, CA); Lin-Liu, Yuh-Ren (San Diego, CA); DeGrassie, John S. (Encinitas, CA)

1991-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

47

Printed circuit dispersive transmission line  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A printed circuit dispersive transmission line structure is disclosed comprising an insulator, a ground plane formed on one surface of the insulator, a first transmission line formed on a second surface of the insulator, and a second transmission line also formed on the second surface of the insulator and of longer length than the first transmission line and periodically intersecting the first transmission line. In a preferred embodiment, the transmission line structure exhibits highly dispersive characteristics by designing the length of one of the transmission lines between two adjacent periodic intersections to be longer than the other. 5 figs.

Ikezi, Hiroyuki; Lin-Liu, Yuh-Ren; deGrassie, J.S.

1990-03-02T23:59:59.000Z

48

Omega Transmission Lines  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

In this paper, we show how bi-anisotropic media with omega-type response can be realized using periodically loaded transmission lines. General conditions for the needed unit cell circuit block are derived. Also, an implementation is shown and analyzed.

Vehmas, Joni

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

49

Drill string transmission line  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A transmission line assembly for transmitting information along a downhole tool comprising a pin end, a box end, and a central bore traveling between the pin end and the box end, is disclosed in one embodiment of the invention as including a protective conduit. A transmission line is routed through the protective conduit. The protective conduit is routed through the central bore and the ends of the protective conduit are routed through channels formed in the pin end and box end of the downhole tool. The protective conduit is elastically forced into a spiral or other non-linear path along the interior surface of the central bore by compressing the protective conduit to a length within the downhole tool shorter than the protective conduit.

Hall, David R. (Provo, UT); Hall, Jr., H. Tracy (Provo, UT); Pixton, David S. (Lehi, UT); Bradford, Kline (Orem, UT); Fox, Joe (Spanish Fork, UT)

2006-03-28T23:59:59.000Z

50

Substation control and protection project  

SciTech Connect

This report describes the results of EPRI-sponsored Project RP1359-7, dealing with digital protection and control of transmission class substations. Earlier work involved a study of the feasibility of an integrated protection and control system, specification of functional requirements and selection of the optimum architecture for the system. An integrated system including line, bus and transformer protection was designed, built and laboratory tested. It was subsequently installed at the Deans substation of Public Service Electric and Gas (New Jersey). A standalone, digital transmission line system was built and installed at the Branchburg substation of PSE G, for coordinated line protection with the integrated system. The system is called WESPAC, an acronym for Westinghouse Substation Protection and Control. 52 refs., 174 figs.

Cassel, R.L.; Deliyannides, J.S.; Dzieduszko, J.W.; Harvey, J.H.; Hertz, L.H.; Klancher, F.; Mays, L.M.; McGarry, M.J.; Pettis, L.G.; Pistolese, L.F.; Reuther, J.F.; Sackin, M.; Szarmach, D.J.; Udren, E.A. (Westinghouse ABB Power T and D Co., Coral Springs, FL (USA). Relay and Telecommunications Div.)

1990-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

51

Electric Transmission Line Siting Compact  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Electric Transmission Line Siting Compact Electric Transmission Line Siting Compact 1 ______________________________________________________________________________ 2 ARTICLE I 3 PURPOSE 4 5 Siting electric transmission lines across state borders and federal lands is an issue for states, the 6 federal government, transmission utilities, consumers, environmentalists, and other stakeholders. 7 The current, multi-year application review process by separate and equal jurisdictions constitutes 8 a sometimes inefficient and redundant process for transmission companies and complicates the 9 efforts of state and federal policy-makers and other stakeholders to develop more robust 10 economic opportunities, increase grid reliability and security, and ensure the consumers have the 11 lowest cost electricity possible. 12

52

Terahertz Quantum-Cascade Transmission-Line Metamaterials  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Terahertz Transmission-Line Metamaterials . . . . . . .CRLH Transmission Lines . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Terahertz CRLH Transmission-Line Metamaterials . . . . . . .

Tavallaee, Amir Ali

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

53

Kangley - Echo Lake Transmission Line Project, Final Environmental Impact Statement  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

STATEMENT STATEMENT Kangley-Echo Lake Transmission Line Project Final Environmental Impact Statement Responsible Agency: U.S. Department of Energy, Bonneville Power Administration (BPA) Cooperating Agency: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service (USFS) Title of Proposed Project: Kangley-Echo Lake Transmission Line Project State Involved: Washington Abstract: BPA is proposing to build a new transmission line to accommodate increasing demand for electricity and ensure reliability in the Puget Sound area. The Proposed Action would construct a new line that would connect to an existing transmis- sion line near the community of Kangley, and then connect with BPA's existing Echo Lake Substation. The major purpose of this proposal is to improve system reliability in the King County area. An outage on an existing line during times of heavy use, such as

54

EC Transmission Line Materials  

SciTech Connect

The purpose of this document is to identify materials acceptable for use in the US ITER Project Office (USIPO)-supplied components for the ITER Electron cyclotron Heating and Current Drive (ECH&CD) transmission lines (TL), PBS-52. The source of material property information for design analysis shall be either the applicable structural code or the ITER Material Properties Handbook. In the case of conflict, the ITER Material Properties Handbook shall take precedence. Materials selection, and use, shall follow the guidelines established in the Materials Assessment Report (MAR). Materials exposed to vacuum shall conform to the ITER Vacuum Handbook. [Ref. 2] Commercial materials shall conform to the applicable standard (e.g., ASTM, JIS, DIN) for the definition of their grade, physical, chemical and electrical properties and related testing. All materials for which a suitable certification from the supplier is not available shall be tested to determine the relevant properties, as part of the procurement. A complete traceability of all the materials including welding materials shall be provided. Halogenated materials (example: insulating materials) shall be forbidden in areas served by the detritiation systems. Exceptions must be approved by the Tritium System and Safety Section Responsible Officers.

Bigelow, Tim S [ORNL

2012-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

55

Wolf Point Substation, Roosevelt County, Montana  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The Western Area Power Administration (Western), an agency of the United States Department of Energy, is proposing to construct the 115-kV Wolf Point Substation near Wolf Point in Roosevelt County, Montana (Figure 1). As part of the construction project, Western's existing Wolf Point Substation would be taken out of service. The existing 115-kV Wolf Point Substation is located approximately 3 miles west of Wolf Point, Montana (Figure 2). The substation was constructed in 1949. The existing Wolf Point Substation serves as a Switching Station'' for the 115-kV transmission in the region. The need for substation improvements is based on operational and reliability issues. For this environmental assessment (EA), the environmental review of the proposed project took into account the removal of the old Wolf Point Substation, rerouting of the five Western lines and four lines from the Cooperatives and Montana-Dakota Utilities Company, and the new road into the proposed substation. Reference to the new proposed Wolf Point Substation in the EA includes these facilities as well as the old substation site. The environmental review looked at the impacts to all resource areas in the Wolf Point area. 7 refs., 6 figs.

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1991-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

56

765kV Transmission line Voltage gradient  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Corona ring Transmission lines Nowadays, due to the ever increasing energy consumption and power supply optimization, it is required to construct new power plants, substations and transmission lines. In Iran, also, because of increasing demand for electrical energy, for a significant power loss reduction in power transmission over long distances, and to construct high transmission lines that lead to reduction in the economic costs of transmission lines, the transmission lines must be considered at extra high voltage (EHV) levels. These EHV levels should be compared with the low voltage levels in order to extract the benefits. Therefore, in this paper, a review has been conducted on the types of 765 kV transmission lines used in different countries and a comparison between them and the low voltage levels have been performed. Accordingly, the advantages of EHV transmission lines are summarized. Finally, designing a line of 765 kV single-circuit with 6 conductors per bundle based on existing standards is presented.

unknown authors

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

57

Kentucky Transmission Line Siting Methodology  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

EPRI, in conjunction with Georgia Transmission Corporation (GTC) and Photo Science, Inc. (PSI), developed a standardized methodology for siting overhead electric transmission lines. EPRI report 1013080, EPRI-GTC Overhead Electric Transmission Line Siting Methodology, published February 2006, provides additional information. This methodology has been applied in Georgia and currently is being applied to projects in Kentucky by East Kentucky Power Cooperative and E.ON U.S. on behalf of Louisville Gas and El...

2007-12-18T23:59:59.000Z

58

REQUIREMENTS FOR AUTOMATED ANALYSIS OF SUBSTATION DATA Presented to: North American Transmission & Distribution Conference & Expo  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

of substations. Large scale deployment of IEDs creates huge amount of data either recorder continuously monitoring and signal processing in substation has become a powerful feature necessary to assure the system is reliable and secure. In this paper, the new monitoring and signal processing solution in substation based

Kezunovic, Mladen

59

Substation grounding programs  

SciTech Connect

This document is a users manual and applications guide for the software package SGA. This package comprises four computer programs, namely SOMIP, SMECC, SGSYS, and TGRND. The first three programs are analysis models which are to be used in the design process of substation grounding systems. The fourth program, TGRND, is an analysis program for determining the transient response of a grounding system. This report, Volume 2, is a users manual and an installation and validation manual for the computer program SMECC (Substation Maximum Earth Current Computation Program). This program analyzes the electric current distribution among grounded structures inside and outside a substation for different fault conditions. The fault conditions are automatically selected by the program, or they may be specified by the user, or both. The fault condition resulting in maximum substation earth current is identified and reported. Data requirements for this program are: ground impedance, transformer data, transmission line data, transmission line grounding impedances, etc. The program provides four types of standard outputs: (1) a report of voltages and current flow in the unfaulted system, (2) a brief report of the maximum ground potential rise (worst fault condition), (3) a summary report of all fault conditions which have been analyzed by the program, and (4) a detailed report of voltages and current flow for a selected set of fault conditions.

Meliopoulos, A.P.S. (Georgia Inst. of Tech., Atlanta, GA (United States). Electric Power Lab.)

1992-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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EA-1880: Big Bend to Witten Transmission Line Project, South Dakota |  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

80: Big Bend to Witten Transmission Line Project, South Dakota 80: Big Bend to Witten Transmission Line Project, South Dakota EA-1880: Big Bend to Witten Transmission Line Project, South Dakota Summary The USDA Rural Utilities Service, with DOE's Western Area Power Administration as a cooperating agency, is preparing this EA to evaluate the environmental impacts of a proposal to construct a 70-mile long 230-kV single-circuit transmission line, a new Western Area Power Administration substation, an addition to the existing substation, and approximately 2 miles of 230-kV double-circuit transmission line, all in South Dakota. Proposed action is related to the Keystone XL project (see DOE/EIS-0433-S1). Public Comment Opportunities No public comment opportunities available at this time. Documents Available for Download April 12, 2011

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61

Schultz-Hanford Area Transmission Line Project Draft Environmental Impact Statement  

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This summary covers the major points of the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) prepared for the BPA Schultz-Hanford Transmission Project proposed by the Bonneville Power Administration (BPA). The project involves constructing a new 500-kilovolt (kV) line in central Washington, north of Hanford. The new line would connect to an existing line at the Schultz Substation near Ellensburg and to a new or existing substation in the Hanford area (see Map 2 in EIS). The project may also involve constructing a new substation to accommodate the new transmission line. As a federal agency, BPA is required by the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) to take into account potential environmental consequences of its proposal and take action to protect, restore, and enhance the environment during and after construction. Preparation of this EIS assists in meeting those requirements.

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2002-02-08T23:59:59.000Z

62

Electrical transmission line diametrical retainer  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

The invention is a mechanism for retaining an electrical transmission line. In one embodiment of the invention it is a system for retaining an electrical transmission line within down hole components. In accordance with one aspect of the invention, the system includes a plurality of downhole components, such as sections of pipe in a drill string. The system also includes a coaxial cable running between the first and second end of a drill pipe, the coaxial cable having a conductive tube and a conductive core within it. The invention allows the electrical transmission line to with stand the tension and compression of drill pipe during routine drilling cycles.

Hall, David R. (Provo, UT); Hall, Jr., H. Tracy (Provo, UT); Pixton, David (Lehi, UT); Dahlgren, Scott (Provo, UT); Sneddon, Cameron (Provo, UT); Briscoe, Michael (Lehi, UT); Fox, Joe (Spanish Fork, UT)

2004-12-14T23:59:59.000Z

63

Substation reliability -- Practical application and system approach  

SciTech Connect

Practical application of reliability analysis was made for the comparison of alternate line and bus arrangements of a future transmission substation with potential savings of up to $3.6 M. The paper describes how both the substation and the power system were simulated by using computer programs STAREL and COMREL. It presents the method used to obtain the most accurate estimates for the outage data of the system components. Finally, it expresses the results with simple reliability indices which can be meaningful for management. The results of the study show the need to include the reliability of the transmission system in a substation reliability evaluation.

Save, P. [Southern California Edison Co., Rosemead, CA (United States)

1995-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

64

Tucson Electric Power Company Sahuarita-Nogales Transmission Line  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Appendix A Appendix A Consultation Letters Appendix A- Consultation Letters A-1 APPENDIX A CONTENTS A-2 Letter from the State Historic Preservation Office regarding Certificate of Environmental Compatibility Case No. 111: The Proposed Tucson Electric Power Company (TEP) South Substation to Nogales Transmission Line, Pima and Santa Cruz Counties, Arizona A-6 Letter from Tetra Tech, Inc. to El Paso Natural Gas, regarding the Proposed Tucson Electric Power Transmission Line Adjacent to an El Paso Natural Gas Company Pipeline A-8 Letter from Tetra Tech, Inc. to the Drug Enforcement Administration, regarding the Proposed Tucson Electric Power Transmission Line near Nogales, Arizona A-10 Letter from Tetra Tech, Inc. to the U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service, regarding the

65

Transmission Line Grounding: Considerations and Practices Close to Substations  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Grounding is an essential part of any electrical installation because it is needed for safe and reliable operation. In principle, a grounding system serves as a zero potential reference for the electrical system by providing a low impedance connection to earth (ground). Additionally, the design of the grounding system should be so that the buildups of potential gradients around electrical installations are limited to safe values.This report describes the aspects of the design and sizing ...

2013-12-20T23:59:59.000Z

66

Hayden-Blue River 345-kV transmission line project, Colorado  

SciTech Connect

Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association, Inc., Colorado-Ute Electric Association, Inc., Platte River Power Authority, and Western Area Power Administration propose to construct and operate approximately 90 miles of 345-kilovolt (kV) transmission line between Hayden and the Blue River Valley in Colorado. The project would involve expansion of existing substation facilities at Hayden and construction of two new substations. The line would be operated at 230 kV initially. Estimated cost of the project is $37.8 million. The new line and substation facilities would provide a backup transmission path, satisfy the long-term needs in meeting the energy requirements, improve system reliability, improve system stability for the Craig and Hayden generating stations, and leave the existing 115-kV and 138-kV lines in operation to provide additional transmission capacity that would function as backup transmission during an outage on another line. Minute amounts of lands would be displaced. Construction activities would disturb critical ranges for elk and mule deer, elk calving areas, and the mating and nesting areas of greater sandhill cranes, great blue herons, sage grouse, golden eagles, and prairie falcons. Management of timberland would damage natural vegetation. The line would traverse 3.1 miles of flood-prone area, and as many as three transmission towers would lie within the floodplain of the Colorado River. The visual quality of land crossed by the line would be degraded somewhat.

Not Available

1982-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

67

Managing Transmission Line Wood Structures  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Transmission and distribution infrastructures throughout the world are aging. As such, inspection, assessment, and maintenance of existing facilities have become increasingly important topics. This valuable reference provides an in-depth look at all facets of an inspection, assessment, and maintenance program for transmission line wood structures to help utilities develop and refine individual maintenance programs. The report is part of a broader multi-year effort by EPRI to develop a comprehensive handb...

2006-09-28T23:59:59.000Z

68

EA-1671: Big River Substation to Poston Substation 69-Kilovolt Transmission Line Project, Arizona and California  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE))

The Department of the Interior’s Bureau of Indian Affairs is preparing this EA, with DOE’s Western Area Power Administration as a cooperating agency.

69

El Paso electric 345 kV, Springerville to Deming, transmission line project, New Mexico  

SciTech Connect

Construction of a 213.5-mile, 345-kilovolt (kV) transmission line is proposed from the El Paso Electric Company Luna substation, 1.5 miles north of Deming, to a point on the existing Tucson Electric Power Company transmission line near Red Hill, in New Mexico. Counties in New Mexico that could be directly affected are Luna, Sierra, Socorro, Catron, and Grant. The proposed line would use wood towers, 51 to 55 feet high, placed at an average interval of 800 feet. More equipment would be added to the Luna substation, consisting of a 345-kV circuit breaker, two switches, a dead-end tower, and relay equipment. Communication and control would be provided through a microwave radio system. The transmission line would be paralleled by a two-track road for routine patrol. Estimated cost of the project is $42.9 million.

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1985-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

70

Pulse shaping with transmission lines  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A method and apparatus for forming shaped voltage pulses uses passive reflection from a transmission line with nonuniform impedance. The impedance of the reflecting line varies with length in accordance with the desired pulse shape. A high voltage input pulse is transmitted to the reflecting line. A reflected pulse is produced having the desired shape and is transmitted by pulse removal means to a load. Light activated photoconductive switches made of silicon can be utilized. The pulse shaper can be used to drive a Pockels cell to produce shaped optical pulses.

Wilcox, R.B.

1985-08-15T23:59:59.000Z

71

Pulse shaping with transmission lines  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A method and apparatus for forming shaped voltage pulses uses passive reflection from a transmission line with nonuniform impedance. The impedance of the reflecting line varies with length in accordance with the desired pulse shape. A high voltage input pulse is transmitted to the reflecting line. A reflected pulse is produced having the desired shape and is transmitted by pulse removal means to a load. Light activated photoconductive switches made of silicon can be utilized. The pulse shaper can be used to drive a Pockels cell to produce shaped optical pulses.

Wilcox, Russell B. (Oakland, CA)

1987-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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McNary-John Day Transmission Line Project Record of Decision (DOE/EIs-0332), (11/08/02)  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

McNary-John Day Transmission Line Project McNary-John Day Transmission Line Project Record of Decision Decision The Bonneville Power Administration (Bonneville) has decided to construct the proposed McNary-John Day Transmission Line Project in Benton and Klickitat Counties, Washington, and Sherman and Umatilla Counties, Oregon. Bonneville has decided to implement the proposed action identified in the McNary-John Day Transmission Line Project Final Environmental Impact Statement (DOE/EIS-0332, August 2002). The proposed action consists of building 79 miles of 500-kilovolt (kV) transmission line between Bonneville's McNary Substation and John Day Substation. As part of the proposed action, Bonneville has also decided to construct certain short-line routing alternatives identified in the Final EIS. These alternatives are the

73

Substation Equipment Life Extension Guidelines  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Utilities are under increasing pressure to maintain service reliability while operating aging transmission substations with leaner maintenance budgets and fewer experienced personnel. A structured life extension program can help utilities make equipment maintenance, replacement, and refurbishment decisions that ensure safe, reliable, cost-effective operation of transmission substation equipment. The Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) report Life Extension Guidelines for Substation Equipment-Fi...

2011-12-21T23:59:59.000Z

74

Coiled transmission line pulse generators  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

Methods and apparatus are provided for fabricating and constructing solid dielectric "Coiled Transmission Line" pulse generators in radial or axial coiled geometries. The pour and cure fabrication process enables a wide variety of geometries and form factors. The volume between the conductors is filled with liquid blends of monomers, polymers, oligomers, and/or cross-linkers and dielectric powders; and then cured to form high field strength and high dielectric constant solid dielectric transmission lines that intrinsically produce ideal rectangular high voltage pulses when charged and switched into matched impedance loads. Voltage levels may be increased by Marx and/or Blumlein principles incorporating spark gap or, preferentially, solid state switches (such as optically triggered thyristors) which produce reliable, high repetition rate operation. Moreover, these Marxed pulse generators can be DC charged and do not require additional pulse forming circuitry, pulse forming lines, transformers, or an a high voltage spark gap output switch. The apparatus accommodates a wide range of voltages, impedances, pulse durations, pulse repetition rates, and duty cycles. The resulting mobile or flight platform friendly cylindrical geometric configuration is much more compact, light-weight, and robust than conventional linear geometries, or pulse generators constructed from conventional components. Installing additional circuitry may accommodate optional pulse shape improvements. The Coiled Transmission Lines can also be connected in parallel to decrease the impedance, or in series to increase the pulse length.

McDonald, Kenneth Fox (Columbia, MO)

2010-11-09T23:59:59.000Z

75

McNary-John Day Transmission Line Project Draft Environmental Impact Statement  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Bonneville is proposing to construct, operate, and maintain a 79-mile-long 500-kilovolt-transmission line in Benton and Klickitat Counties, Washington, and Umatilla and Sherman counties, Oregon. The new line would start at Bonneville's McNary Substation in Oregon and would cross the Columbia River just north of the substation into Washington. The line would then proceed west for about 70 miles along the Columbia River. At the John Day Dam, the line would again cross the Columbia River into Oregon and terminate at Bonneville's John Day Substation. The new line would parallel existing transmission lines for the entire length; mostly within existing available right-of-way. Presently, the existing transmission lines in the area are operating at capacity. These lines help move power from the east side of the Cascades to the west side, where there is a high need for electricity (cities along the I-5 corridor). Because the Northwest has only recently recovered from a shortfall in electric energy supply and a volatile wholesale power market in which prices reached record highs, there are many new proposals for facilities to generate new power. Some of these facilities are in the vicinity of the McNary-John Day project; the proposed line would help insure that existing and newly generated power could move through the system. Bonneville is also considering the No Action Alternative and several short-line routing alternatives. The short routing alternatives include three half-mile-long routes for getting from the McNary Substation to the Columbia River crossing; three two-mile-long routes where the Hanford-John Day transmission line joins the existing corridor; two 1,000-foot-long routes at corridor mile 32; and two 500-foot-long routes at corridor mile 35.

N /A

2002-03-08T23:59:59.000Z

76

Estes-Flatiron Transmission Line Rebuild  

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which is a cooperating agency in the project. The proposed project would: Rebuild aging and deteriorating transmission lines Reduce the number of linear miles of transmission...

77

Guide for Transmission Line Grounding  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Electrical utilities have a duty to provide effective grounding for managing steady-state and fault currents, whether near a large generating station or at a remote distribution pole ground. For transmission lines, this imperative is usually met with investment in overhead ground wires and grounding electrodes. Effective grounding at each tower improves reliability8212by providing low path impedance to lightning strokes8212and contributes to safety. However, the fundamental physical parameters in ground ...

2007-12-20T23:59:59.000Z

78

Kangley-Echo Lake Transmission Line Project Final Environmental Impact Statement  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

BPA proposes to build a single-circuit 500-kV transmission line from a tap point on an existing 500-kV line near Kangley, Washington, to its Echo Lake Substation near North Bend, Washington. The proposed route for this line, also called Alternative 1, is about nine miles long. About five miles of the proposed route would go through the Cedar River Municipal Watershed. In addition, Echo Lake Substation would be expanded about three acres to the east and new equipment would be installed there to accommodate the new line (common to all transmission alternatives). This alternative was proposed because it would be located immediately parallel to an existing BPA existing 500-kV transmission line, the Raver-Echo Lake Transmission Line. Locating a new line next to an existing one reduces right-of-way (ROW) clearing needed for the new line and reduces the need for additional access roads. Lattice steel transmission towers would support the 500-kV transmission line. These structures average 135 feet high, with the average span between towers of about 1,150 feet.

N /A

2003-06-20T23:59:59.000Z

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Environmental Assessment of the Gering-Stegall 115-kV Transmission Line Consolidation Project, Scotts Bluff County, Nebraska  

SciTech Connect

The Department of Energy (DOE), Western Area Power Administration (Western) proposes to consolidate segments of two transmission lines near the Gering Substation in Gering, Nebraska. The transmission lines are both located in Scotts Bluff County, Nebraska. The transmission lines are both located in Scotts Bluff County, Nebraska, within the city of Gering. Presently, there are three parallel 115-kilovolt (kV) transmission lines on separate rights-of-way (ROW) that terminate at the Gering Substation. The project would include dismantling the Archer-Gering wood-pole transmission line and rebuilding the remaining two lines on single-pole steel double circuit structures. The project would consolidate the Gering-Stegall North and Gering-Stegall South 115-kV transmission lines on to one ROW for a 1.33-mile segment between the Gering Substation and a point west of the Gering Landfill. All existing wood-pole H-frame structures would be removed, and the Gering-Stegall North and South ROWs abandoned. Western is responsible for the design, construction, operation, and maintenance of the line. Western prepared an environmental assessment (EA) that analyzed the potential environmental impacts of the proposed construction, operation, and maintenance of the 115-kV transmission line consolidation. Based on the analyses in the EA, the DOE finds that the proposed action is not a major Federal action significantly affecting the quality of the human environment, within the meaning of the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA).

NONE

1995-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

80

A Computer Package for Transmission Line Analysis  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A computer program, LIGNE, has been developed as a comprehensive teaching aid for the section on transmission line theory in an electromagnetics course. The program assists the student in the analysis of transmission lines, enabling him to quickly assess ...

Georges-Andre Chaudron; Manfred Nachman

1987-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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81

GRR/Section 8-NV-a - Transmission | Open Energy Information  

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of wastewater, which support or service an electric generating plant. 2. Electric transmission lines and transmission substations that: (a) Are designed to operate at 200...

82

Estes-Flatiron Transmission Line Rebuild  

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Estes-Flatiron Transmission Line Rebuild Estes-Flatiron Transmission Line Rebuild Skip Navigation Links Transmission Functions Infrastructure projects Interconnection OASIS OATT Estes-Flatiron Transmission Line Rebuild Project Western Area Power Administration proposes to rebuild approximately 32 miles of double wood-pole structure 115-kilovolt transmission line that exists between Estes Park and Flatiron Reservoir in Larimer County, Colo. The proposal would remove 16 miles of transmission line, and modernize 16 miles to steel-pole double-circuit 115-kV transmission line. The reduction and modernizing of transmission lines will occur on Federal, state and private lands. The public parcels are administered by the Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forest, which is a cooperating agency in the project.

83

Regulations for Electric Transmission and Fuel Gas Transmission Lines Ten  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Electric Transmission and Fuel Gas Transmission Electric Transmission and Fuel Gas Transmission Lines Ten or More Miles Long (New York) Regulations for Electric Transmission and Fuel Gas Transmission Lines Ten or More Miles Long (New York) < Back Eligibility Commercial Fuel Distributor Investor-Owned Utility Municipal/Public Utility Rural Electric Cooperative Tribal Government Utility Savings Category Buying & Making Electricity Water Home Weatherization Solar Wind Program Info State New York Program Type Siting and Permitting Provider New York State Public Service Commission Any person who wishes to construct an electric or gas transmission line that is more than ten miles long must file documents describing the construction plans and potential land use and environmental impacts of the proposed transmission line. The regulations describe application and review

84

Environmental Assessment of Proposed Filbert Substation and Tap Project.  

SciTech Connect

The proposal is a cooperative (jointly funded and owned) action between Bonneville Power Administration (BPS) and FGLandP involving construction of the 115/12.5-kV Filbert Substation. BPA would also build a 0.8-mile overhead 115-kV tapline from BPA's Forest Grove-McMinnville 115-kV line to the proposed substation. The Forest Grove-McMinnville transmission line has available capacity to support the proposed substation. The FGLandP would build four underground distribution circuits to connect the substation to its existing distribution system. It is normally BPA's practice to consider several substation location alternatives as a part of its facility siting process. The proposed substation site was recommended after a preliminary field evaluation by BPA determined that building on the proposed site was preferable because available sites south of the Tualatin Valley Highway and Southern Pacific Railroad were either on presently cultivated farmland, were in a floodplain, or were inaccessible without extensive access road construction. The proposed substation site is owned by FGLandP, is designated for use as a utility substation in the Forest Grove Comprehensive Plan, and was purchased by FGLandP in anticipation of a need for its use as a substation site because of its central location in relation to existing and forecasted loads. The site is accessible from Filbert Street (city road), and is gently sloping. This report describes potential environmental impacts of the proposed actions.

United States. Bonneville Power Administration.

1984-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

85

Superconducting transmission line particle detector  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A microvertex particle detector for use in a high energy physic collider including a plurality of parallel superconducting thin film strips separated from a superconducting ground plane by an insulating layer to form a plurality of superconducting waveguides. The microvertex particle detector indicates passage of a charged subatomic particle by measuring a voltage pulse measured across a superconducting waveguide caused by the transition of the superconducting thin film strip from a superconducting to a non- superconducting state in response to the passage of a charged particle. A plurality of superconducting thin film strips in two orthogonal planes plus the slow electromagnetic wave propagating in a superconducting transmission line are used to resolve N/sup 2/ ambiguity of charged particle events. 6 figs.

Gray, K.E.

1988-07-28T23:59:59.000Z

86

Magnetically insulated transmission line oscillator  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A magnetically insulated transmission line oscillator employs self-generated magnetic fields to generate microwave energy. An anode of the oscillator includes slow-wave structures which are formed of a plurality of thin conductive vanes defining cavities therebetween, and a gap is formed between the anode and a cathode of the oscillator. In response to a pulsed voltage applied to the anode and cathode, self-generated magnetic fields arfe produced in a cross-field orientation with respect to the orientation of the electric field between the anode and the cathode. The cross-field magnetic fields insulate the flow of electrons in the gap and confine the flow of electrons within the gap.

Bacon, Larry D. (Albuquerque, NM); Ballard, William P. (Albuquerque, NM); Clark, M. Collins (Albuquerque, NM); Marder, Barry M. (Albuquerque, NM)

1988-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

87

Superconducting transmission line particle detector  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A microvertex particle detector for use in a high energy physic collider including a plurality of parallel superconducting thin film strips separated from a superconducting ground plane by an insulating layer to form a plurality of superconducting waveguides. The microvertex particle detector indicates passage of a charged subatomic particle by measuring a voltage pulse measured across a superconducting waveguide caused by the transition of the superconducting thin film strip from a superconducting to a non-superconducting state in response to the passage of a charged particle. A plurality of superconducting thin film strips in two orthogonal planes plus the slow electromagnetic wave propogating in a superconducting transmission line are used to resolve N.sup.2 ambiguity of charged particle events.

Gray, Kenneth E. (Naperville, IL)

1989-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

88

Magnetically insulated transmission line oscillator  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A magnetically insulated transmission line oscillator employs self-generated magnetic fields to generate microwave energy. An anode of the oscillator includes slow-wave structures which are formed of a plurality of thin conductive vanes defining cavities therebetween, and a gap is formed between the anode and a cathode of the oscillator. In response to a pulsed voltage applied to the anode and cathode, self-generated magnetic fields are produced in a cross-field orientation with respect to the orientation of the electric field between the anode and the cathode. The cross-field magnetic fields insulate the flow of electrons in the gap and confine the flow of electrons within the gap. 11 figs.

Bacon, L.D.; Ballard, W.P.; Clark, M.C.; Marder, B.M.

1987-05-19T23:59:59.000Z

89

East Grangeville Substation : Environmental Assessment.  

SciTech Connect

BPA proposes to build a 6/8 MVA, 115/13.8-kV substation about 0.7 mile (1.2 km) east of Grangeville, Idaho. BPA's substation yard would comprise an area of 70 by 72 feet (21 by 22 m) containing a 115/13.8-kV transformer. Energization for the substation is scheduled for September 1983. In connected actions the Co-op would build a 13.8-kV switching station and a 13.8/34.5-kV step-up station. The Co-op would require an area of 100 by 55 feet (31 by 17 m) in addition to the BPA yard. The total area needed for the combined BPA/Co-op substation would be approximately 170 by 127 feet (52 by 40 m) or one-half of an acre (0.20 ha). The Co-op would also build two 13.8-kV feeders and one 34.5-kV feeder underground south of the substation to overhead distribution lines along State Highway 13 with space for one future feeder. Another 13.8-kV feeder would exit the substation underground and loop around to the north to reconnect to the existing 13.8-kV overhead line. TWWP would build a tapline from their Grangeville-Kamiah-Nez Perce (Grangeville-Nez Perce No. 2) 115-kV transmission line to the substation. This line would be approximately 0.75 mile (1.2 km) long and would consist of single wood pole structures built on the route of an existing Co-op distribution line. The new and existing lines would use the same poles. A temporary access road would be built for 0.25 mile (0.4 km). The remaining 0.5 mile (0.8 km) section would be adjacent to a county road and would not require an access road. Two sites were identified as meeting the technical requirements. Site 2 is recommended.

United States. Bonneville Power Administration.

1983-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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DOE/EIS-0332; McNary-John Day Transmission Line Project Draft Envrionmental Impact Statement(02/2002)  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

McNary-John Day Transmission Line Project McNary-John Day Transmission Line Project Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DOE/EIS -0332) Responsible Agency: Bonneville Power Administration (Bonneville), U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Cooperating Agencies: U.S. Department of Interior: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Bureau of Land Management, and Bureau of Indian Affairs. Department of Army: Corps of Engineers. States Involved: Oregon and Washington Abstract: Bonneville is proposing to construct, operate, and maintain a 79-mile-long 500-kilovolt- transmission line in Benton and Klickitat Counties, Washington, and Umatilla and Sherman counties, Oregon. The new line would start at Bonneville's McNary Substation in Oregon and would cross the Columbia River just north of the substation into Washington. The line would then proceed west for about

91

Substation Stormwater Management  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Electric substations have unique considerations in stormwater management due to the presence of high voltage lines and fluids that create contaminant concerns. In response to the changing regulatory climate, Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) members identified a need to assess and develop stormwater management strategies to control discharges from electric substation construction sites.BackgroundStormwater regulation is becoming more stringent across ...

2013-11-21T23:59:59.000Z

92

Ashland Area Support Substation Project  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The Bonneville Power Administration (BPA) provides wholesale electric service to the City of Ashland (the City) by transferring power over Pacific Power Light Company's (PP L) 115-kilovolt (kV) transmission lines and through PP L's Ashland and Oak Knoll Substations. The City distributes power over a 12.5-kV system which is heavily loaded during winter peak periods and which has reached the limit of its ability to serve peak loads in a reliable manner. Peak loads under normal winter conditions have exceeded the ratings of the transformers at both the Ashland and Oak Knoll Substations. In 1989, the City modified its distribution system at the request of PP L to allow transfer of three megawatts (MW's) of electric power from the overloaded Ashland Substation to the Oak Knoll Substation. In cooperation with PP L, BPA installed a temporary 6-8 megavolt-amp (MVA) 115-12.5-kV transformer for this purpose. This additional transformer, however, is only a temporary remedy. BPA needs to provide additional, reliable long-term service to the Ashland area through additional transformation in order to keep similar power failures from occurring during upcoming winters in the Ashland area. The temporary installation of another 20-MVA mobile transformer at the Ashland Substation and additional load curtailment are currently being studied to provide for sustained electrical service by the peak winter period 1992. Two overall electrical plans-of-service are described and evaluated in this report. One of them is proposed for action. Within that proposed plan-of-service are location options for the substation. Note that descriptions of actions that may be taken by the City of Ashland are based on information provided by them.

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1992-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

93

Magnetic Materials for Broadband Transmission Line  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

The author’s series of articles on broadband transmission line transformers (TLTs) concludes with these notes on magnetic materials and the properties that are important for best performance Ferrite and iron powder magnetic materials were developed to support a wide range of components, including inductors, EMI suppressors, conventional transformers and transmission line transformers (TLTs). This article deals with transmission line transformers, presenting the observations and conclusions of the author, reached after extensive experimental research into the behavior and performance of these devices in broadband applications. Figure 1 · The three transformers used in comparing the performance of the autotransformer and the transmission line transformer. At the top left is an autotransformer; at the top right is the transmission line transformer, while at the bottom is a transmission line transformer without a ferrite core. All transformers had a total of 10 turns.

Jerry Sevick

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

94

Electrical Effects of HVDC Transmission Lines  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

High-voltage direct current (HVDC) transmission lines are used to transmit large amounts of power over long distances. The Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) and others have produced many publications over approximately the past three decades, expounding on this topic. Several HVDC transmission lines have been built and have been in operation around the world over that period, and recently, there has been increased interest in the advantages that HVDC transmission affords. HVDC lines, like high-vol...

2010-12-23T23:59:59.000Z

95

Transmission Line Security Monitor: Final Report  

SciTech Connect

The Electric Power Transmission Line Security Monitor System Operational Test is a project funded by the Technical Support Working Group (TSWG). TSWG operates under the Combating Terrorism Technical Support Office that functions under the Department of Defense. The Transmission Line Security Monitor System is based on technology developed by Idaho National Laboratory. The technology provides a means for real-time monitoring of physical threats and/or damage to electrical transmission line towers and conductors as well as providing operational parameters to transmission line operators to optimize transmission line operation. The end use is for monitoring long stretches of transmission lines that deliver electrical power from remote generating stations to cities and industry. These transmission lines are generally located in remote transmission line corridors where security infrastructure may not exist. Security and operational sensors in the sensor platform on the conductors take power from the transmission line and relay security and operational information to operations personnel hundreds of miles away without relying on existing infrastructure. Initiated on May 25, 2007, this project resulted in pre-production units tested in realistic operational environments during 2010. A technology licensee, Lindsey Manufacturing of Azusa California, is assisting in design, testing, and ultimately production. The platform was originally designed for a security monitoring mission, but it has been enhanced to include important operational features desired by electrical utilities.

John Svoboda

2011-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

96

Northern Pass Transmission Line Project Environmental Impact...  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Northern Pass Transmission Line Project Environmental Impact Statement: Announcement of Change in Public Meeting Location: Federal Register Notice Volume 78, No. 181 - September...

97

Wallula Power Project and Wallula - McNary Transmission Line Project Final Environmental Impact Statement  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Wallula Generation, LLC proposes to construct a 1,300-megawatt (MW) natural gas-fired combined-cycle combustion gas turbine facility (the Wallula Power Project). The project would be located in the northwestern portion of Walla Walla County, Washington, approximately 8 miles south of the City of Pasco, 2 miles north of the unincorporated community of Wallula, and 7 miles southeast of the unincorporated community of Burbank. The purpose of the proposed power project is to provide energy to meet the needs of the Northwest and other interconnected electric transmission areas where electrical energy is needed. Firm transmission of the power generated by the Wallula Power Project would require construction of a new 500-kilovolt (kV) transmission line and construction of a new switchyard near Smiths Harbor. Approximately 5.1 miles of new transmission line from the proposed generation plant to the new switchyard would be completed. An additional 28 miles of new transmission line from the Smiths Harbor Switchyard to the McNary Substation would be constructed adjacent to the existing Lower Monumental-McNary transmission line and upgrades completed to the existing McNary Substation if loads are exceeded on the existing line. Wallula Generation, LLC, would construct and operate the generation plant and associated facilities, including the makeup water supply line. Bonneville would design, construct, and operate the two 500 kV transmission line segments and switchyard. To supply natural gas to the plant site, a 5.9-mile pipeline interconnection would be engineered, constructed, owned, and operated by PG&E Gas Transmission-Northwest (GTN). This EIS evaluates the environmental impacts of the proposed action, which includes the proposed power plant and 33-mile transmission line. It also evaluates an alternative using taller towers and longer spans between towers along part of the transmission line, and the use of an alternative approach for the transmission line where it would enter the McNary Substation. The No Action Alternative is also addressed.

N /A

2002-08-16T23:59:59.000Z

98

Proposed 230-kV Crossover Substation, Big Horn County, Montana: Environmental assessment  

SciTech Connect

Western proposes to construct, operate, and maintain a 230-kV substation northwest of Hardin, Big Horn County, Montana. The proposed Crossover Substation would form an interconnection between Western's Yellowtail-Custer and MPC's Colstrip-Billings 230-kV transmission lines. Impacts and mitigation strategies are discussed.

1984-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

99

Roseville Direct Service 230 kV Transmission Line Project, Sacramento and Placer Counties, California: Environmental assessment  

SciTech Connect

At present, the only transmission line serving the City of Roseville is operated by Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG and E), which serves the City's Berry Street substation with a 60-kV circuit from the company's own Atlantic Street substation. Western pays wheeling charges to PG and E for use of their lines to deliver power to its customers which cannot be served directly. PG and E has informed Roseville that additional system facilities are required to meet the City's firm transmission requirements in excess of 69 megawatt peak. They proposed to build a new 230-kV line and transformer bank at a cost of $10.9 million which the City would have to pay, in addition to the wheeling charges Western would be charged to use the PG and E line. The City's preferred alternative is to have Western construct a direct 239-kV service from its Elverta substation to the Berry Street substation. This would save the city money in construction capital cost, result in more transmission capacity and eliminate the present wheeling costs charged to Western. Mitigation recommendations are included.

1986-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

100

Transmission line protection based on travelling waves  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Major problem of tripping signal of a relay based on steady state component does not warranty faster tripping schemes for protection of extra high voltage transmission lines. Proposed work has made an attempt to find solution to the problem of fault ... Keywords: postfault voltage, relaying signals, surge impedence, transmission line protection, travelling waves

Anuradha S. Deshpande; Grishma S. Shah

2011-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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101

EIS-0474: Southline Transmission Project, Arizona and New Mexico  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE))

DOE’s Western Area Power Administration is preparing this EIS to evaluate the environmental impacts of the proposed Southline Transmission Project, which would consist of a new 225-mile transmission line between existing substations at Afton, New Mexico, and Apache, Arizona, and improvements to approximately 130 miles of existing transmission lines between the Apache and Saguaro, Arizona substations.

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Draft Supplement to the Environmental Statement Fiscal Year 1976 Proposed Program : Facilty Location Evaluation for Franklin-Badger Canyon 230-kV Line and Badger Canyon Substation Study Area 74-6B.  

SciTech Connect

Proposed is the construction of a 15-mile, 230-kV double-circuit transmission line from Franklin Substation near Pasco, Washington, to a proposed new Badger Canyon Substation to be constructed 5 miles west of Kennewick, Washington. Depending on the final route location chosen, approximately 15 miles of 230-kV double circuit transmission line requiring 5.6 miles of new and 9.4 miles of existing right-of-way would be needed as well as approximately 2500 feet of new access road. Land use affected includes crossing Sacajawea State Park and passig through irrigated cropland and grassland on existing right-of-way, and depending on the alternative route chosen, could cross land proposed for residential development and a proposed interstate highway. An additional 10 to 11 acres of potential cropland would be required for the proposed substation. Disturbance to wildlife during construction would occur and habitat associated with the above land uses would be eliminated. Some erosion and sedimentation would occur. Visual impacts would affect Sacajawea State Park, a proposed highway, and potential residential development land. Noise and other disturbances to residents will occur, primarily during construction.

United States. Bonneville Power Administration.

1974-10-22T23:59:59.000Z

103

Definition: Transmission Line | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Transmission Line Transmission Line Jump to: navigation, search Dictionary.png Transmission Line A system of structures, wires, insulators and associated hardware that carry electric energy from one point to another in an electric power system. Lines are operated at relatively high voltages varying from 69 kV up to 765 kV, and are capable of transmitting large quantities of electricity over long distances.[1] View on Wikipedia Wikipedia Definition An overhead power line, also known as a "pylon" in some areas, is a structure used in electric power transmission and distribution to transmit electrical energy along large distances. It consists of one or more conductors (most often three or four) suspended by towers or utility poles. Since most of the insulation is provided by air, overhead power lines are

104

Substation equipment diagnostics  

SciTech Connect

Recent advances in signal processing techniques have paved the way for utilities to effectively meet the challenge of using existing assets more fully while maintaining traditional service reliability. Over the last 10 years, the author's institute has been applying these technological advances in the area of transmission substations to develop substation diagnostic devices and systems. Their involvement with transformer diagnostic is discussed in this paper.

Nilsson, S. (Electrical Equipment Div., Electric Power Research Inst. (US))

1990-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

105

Reclamations Mead Substation  

SciTech Connect

This 35 million dollar facility will be a vital part of the Pacific Northwest-Southwest Intertie. It will be one of the four terminals in the project, involving ehv direct current transmission of power. After site preparation, construction began July 25 on the Bureau of Reclamations Mead Substation. This is a key dc, ac terminal of the Pacific Northwest-Southwest Intertie. The entire Mead Substation, fully equipped with both ac and dc facilities, is scheduled for completion by September 1971.

Bennet, N.B.

1968-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

106

Improved Thermal Modeling Tools for Substation Equipment  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The ratings of substation terminal equipment often limit power flow through transmission circuits. Capital investment in terminal equipment is generally modest in comparison to lines, transformers, and underground cables. Replacement difficulties are centered more on service availability than on cost. Detailed manufacturer test data is often unavailable for older equipment but ratings are simpler to calculate than for lines. Certain types of terminal equipment are tolerant of over-loading and problems in...

2007-03-08T23:59:59.000Z

107

Managing Transmission Line Wood Structures  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The objective of this project is to reduce capital cost by extending life expectancy of overhead transmission wood structures through inspection and assessment procedures and through aging mitigation techniques and tools.

2005-11-29T23:59:59.000Z

108

McNary-John Day Transmission Line Project, Final Environmental Impact Statement  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Bonneville is proposing to construct, operate, and maintain a 79-mile-long 500-kilovolt-transmission line in Benton and Klickitat Counties, Washington, and Umatilla and Sherman Counties, Oregon. The new line would start at Bonneville's McNary Substation in Oregon and would cross the Columbia River just north of the substation into Washington. The line would then proceed west for about 70 miles along the Columbia River. At the John Day Dam, the line would again cross the Columbia River into Oregon and terminate at Bonneville's John Day Substation. The new line would parallel existing transmission lines for the entire length; mostly within existing available right-of-way. Presently, the existing transmission lines in the area are operating at capacity. These lines help move power from the east side of the Cascades to the west side, where there is a high need for electricity (cities along the I-5 corridor). Because the Northwest has only recently recovered from a shortfall in electric energy supply and a volatile wholesale power market in which prices reached record highs, there are many new proposals for facilities to generate new power. Some of these facilities are in the vicinity of the McNary-John Day project; the proposed line would help insure that existing and newly generated power could move through the system. Bonneville is also considering the No Action Alternative and several short-line routing alternatives. The short routing alternatives include three half-mile-long routes for getting from the McNary Substation to the Columbia River crossing; three two-mile-long routes where the Hanford-John Day transmission line joins the existing corridor; two 1,000-foot-long routes at corridor mile 32; and two 500-foot-long routes at corridor mile 35. This abbreviated final EIS consists of an introduction to the document, changes to the draft EIS, copies of all the comments received on the draft EIS, and Bonneville's written responses to the comments. The final EIS should be used as a companion document to the draft EIS (dated February 2002), which contains the full text of the affected environment, environmental analysis, and appendices.

N /A

2002-08-30T23:59:59.000Z

109

Microsoft Word - CX_DeMoss_Substation_Expansion_130531  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Alaric Hsu Alaric Hsu Project Manager - TEP-CSB-2 Proposed Action: De Moss Substation Expansion Categorical Exclusion Applied (from Subpart D, 10 C.F.R. Part 1021): B4.6 Additions and modifications to transmission facilities Location: Sherman County, Oregon Proposed by: Bonneville Power Administration (BPA) Description of the Proposed Action: BPA proposes to expand its De Moss Substation yard located in Sherman County, Oregon. The expansion is necessary to install additional reactors that would provide the necessary reactive support to address the extreme high voltage at De Moss Substation resulting from the loss of the Big Eddy - DeMoss transmission line during winter peak conditions. The equipment at De Moss Substation is currently sustaining voltage

110

Bonneville Power Administration Grand Coulee-Bell 500-kV Transmission Line Project Record of Decision  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Grand Coulee-Bell 500-kV Transmission Line Project Grand Coulee-Bell 500-kV Transmission Line Project Record of Decision Decision The Bonneville Power Administration (BPA) has decided to construct the proposed Grand Coulee-Bell 500-kV Transmission Line Project in Douglas, Grant, Lincoln, and Spokane Counties, Washington. BPA has decided to implement the proposed action identified in the Grand Coulee-Bell 500-kV Transmission Line Project Final Environmental Impact Statement (DOE/EIS-0344, December 2002). The proposed action consists of constructing a new 500- kilovolt (kV) transmission line between the Bureau of Reclamation's (BOR) Grand Coulee 500- kV Switchyard near Grand Coulee, Washington, and BPA's Bell Substation near Spokane, a distance of 84 miles. The proposed action involves removing an existing 115-kV transmission

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Definition: Transmission Line | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Line Line (Redirected from Definition:Transmission lines) Jump to: navigation, search Dictionary.png Transmission Line A system of structures, wires, insulators and associated hardware that carry electric energy from one point to another in an electric power system. Lines are operated at relatively high voltages varying from 69 kV up to 765 kV, and are capable of transmitting large quantities of electricity over long distances.[1] View on Wikipedia Wikipedia Definition An overhead power line, also known as a "pylon" in some areas, is a structure used in electric power transmission and distribution to transmit electrical energy along large distances. It consists of one or more conductors (most often three or four) suspended by towers or utility poles. Since most of the insulation is provided by air, overhead power lines are

112

Tucson Electric Power Company Sahuarita-Nogales Transmission Line Draft Environmental Impact Statement  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Tucson Electric Power Company (TEP) has applied to the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) for a Presidential Permit to construct and operate a double-circuit, 345,000-volt (345-kV) electric transmission line across the United States border with Mexico. Under Executive Order (EO) 10485 of September 3, 1953, as amended by EO 12038 of February 3, 1978, a Presidential Permit is required to construct, connect, operate, or maintain facilities at the U.S. international border for the transmission of electric energy between the United States and a foreign country. DOE has determined that the issuance of a Presidential Permit to TEP for the proposed project would constitute a major Federal action that may have a significant impact on the environment within the meaning of the ''National Environmental Policy Act of 1969'' (NEPA) 42 United States Code (U.S.C.) {section}4321 et seq. For this reason, DOE has prepared this Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) to evaluate potential environmental impacts from the proposed Federal action (granting a Presidential Permit for the proposed transmission facilities) and reasonable alternatives, including the No Action Alternative. This EIS was prepared in accordance with Section 102(2)(c) of NEPA, Council of Environmental Quality (CEQ) regulations (40 Code of Federal Regulations [CFR] 1500-1508), and DOE NEPA Implementing Procedures (10 CFR 1021). DOE is the lead Federal Agency, as defined by 40 CFR 1501.5. The U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service (USFS), the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) of the U.S. Department of the Interior, and the U.S. Section of the International Boundary and Water Commission, U.S. and Mexico (USIBWC), are cooperating agencies. Each of these organizations will use the EIS for its own NEPA purposes, as described in the Federal Agencies' Purpose and Need and Authorizing Actions section of this summary. The 345-kV double-circuit transmission line would consist of twelve transmission line wires, or conductors, and two neutral ground wires that would provide both lightning protection and fiber optic communications, on a single set of support structures. The transmission line would originate at TEP's existing South Substation (which TEP would expand), in the vicinity of Sahuarita, Arizona, and interconnect with the Citizens Communications (Citizens) system at a Gateway Substation that TEP would construct west of Nogales, Arizona. The double-circuit transmission line would continue from the Gateway Substation south to cross the U.S.-Mexico border and extend approximately 60 miles (mi) (98 kilometers [km]) into the Sonoran region of Mexico, connecting with the Comision Federal de Electricidad (CFE, the national electric utility of Mexico) at CFE's Santa Ana Substation.

N /A

2003-08-27T23:59:59.000Z

113

Transmission Line Design and Construction  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The power industry wants to construct reliable and cost-effective overhead lines. A reliable and cost effective line requires not only that the line and structures meet design criteria for strength, clearances, and electrical considerations, but also that it be designed for safe and easy construction and maintenance. Design and construction practices should therefore go hand in hand. Information among various departments within a utility has to be shared for mutual benefit. Communication is a key ...

2012-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

114

fault diagnosis of a high voltage transmission line using waveform ...  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Oct 4, 2013 ... FAULT DIAGNOSIS OF A HIGH VOLTAGE TRANSMISSION LINE USING ... Fault types such as single line to ground, line to line, double line to ...

115

Single transmission line data acquisition system  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A single transmission line interrogated multiple channel data acquisition system is provided in which a plurality of remote station/sensors monitor specific process variables and transmit measurement values over the single transmission line to a master station when addressed by the master station. Power for all remote stations (up to 980) is provided by driving the line with constant voltage supplied from the master station and automatically maintained independent of the number of remote stations directly connected to the line. The transmission line can be an RG-62 coaxial cable with lengths up to about 10,000 feet with branches up to 500 feet. The remote stations can be attached randomly along the line. The remote stations can be scanned at rates up to 980 channels/second.

Fasching, George E. (Morgantown, WV)

1984-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

116

Electrical Transmission Line Diametrical Retention Mechanism  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

The invention is a mechanism for retaining an electrical transmission line. In one embodiment of the invention it is a system for retaining an electrical transmission line within downhole components. The invention allows a transmission line to be attached to the internal diameter of drilling components that have a substantially uniform drilling diameter. In accordance with one aspect of the invention, the system includes a plurality of downhole components, such as sections of pipe in a drill string, drill collars, heavy weight drill pipe, and jars. The system also includes a coaxial cable running between the first and second end of a drill pipe, the coaxial cable having a conductive tube and a conductive core within it. The invention allows the electrical transmission line to withstand the tension and compression of drill pipe during routine drilling cycles.

Hall, David R. (Provo, UT); Hall, Jr., H. Tracy (Provo, UT); Pixton, David (Lehi, UT); Dahlgren, Scott (Provo, UT); Sneddon, Cameron (Provo, UT); Briscoe, Michael (Lehi, UT); Fox, Joe (Spanish Fork, UT)

2006-01-03T23:59:59.000Z

117

Substation EMC Standards: Volume 2  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The substation presents a unique combination of critical and sensitive equipment embedded in a very harsh electromagnetic interference (EMI) environment. Electromagnetic (EM) noise is naturally generated by the normal operation of relays, disconnect switches, and circuit breakers in high voltage (HV) substations. Substations that incorporate flexible AC transmission systems (FACTS) and high voltage DC (HVDC) converters can create additional high frequency (HF) EM noise that may interfere with the operati...

2005-11-21T23:59:59.000Z

118

Wild Horse 69-kV transmission line environmental assessment  

SciTech Connect

Hill County Electric Cooperative Inc. (Hill County) proposes to construct and operate a 69-kV transmission line from its North Gildford Substation in Montana north to the Canadian border. A vicinity project area map is enclosed as a figure. TransCanada Power Corporation (TCP), a Canadian power-marketing company, will own and construct the connecting 69-kV line from the international border to Express Pipeline`s pump station at Wild Horse, Alberta. This Environmental Assessment is prepared for the Department of Energy (DOE) as lead federal agency to comply with the requirements of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), as part of DOE`s review and approval process of the applications filed by Hill County for a DOE Presidential Permit and License to Export Electricity to a foreign country. The purpose of the proposed line is to supply electric energy to a crude oil pump station in Canada, owned by Express Pipeline Ltd. (Express). The pipeline would transport Canadian-produced oil from Hardisty, Alberta, Canada, to Caster, Wyoming. The Express Pipeline is scheduled to be constructed in 1996--97 and will supply crude oil to refineries in Wyoming and the midwest.

NONE

1996-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

119

500-kV Transmission Line Design  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The design of an extrahigh-voltage (EHV) transmission line involves an integrated analysis and comparison of influencing factors to develop a structure configuration and conductor/shieldwire system that will provide safe, reliable, and economic service. Many of the parameters in design have varied impacts on the performance characteristics of a transmission line: safety, reliability, capital cost, and lifetime cost. The interdependencies are many and technical in nature. Having a solid knowledge of the p...

2011-02-04T23:59:59.000Z

120

Substation grounding programs  

SciTech Connect

This document is a users manual and applications guide for the software package SGA. This package comprises four computer programs, namely SOMIP, SMECC, SGSYS, and TGRND. The first three programs are analysis models which are to be used in the design process of substation grounding systems. The fourth program, TGRND, is an analysis program for determining the transient response of a grounding system. This report, Volume 5, is an applications guide of the three computer programs. SOMIP, SMECC, and SGSYS, for the purpose of designing a safe substation grounding system. The applications guide utilizes four example substation grounding systems for the purpose of illustrating the application of the programs, SOMIP, SMECC, and SGSYS. The examples are based on data provided by four contributing utilities, namely, Houston Lighting and Power Company, Southern Company Services, Puget Sound Power and Light Company, and Arizona Public Service Company. For the purpose of illustrating specific capabilities of the computer programs, the data have been modified. As a result, the final designs of the four systems do not necessarily represent actual grounding system designs by these utilities. The example system 1 is a 138 kV/35 kV distribution substation. The example system 2 is a medium size 230 kV/115 kV transmission substation. The third example system is a generation substation while the last is a large 525 kV/345 kV/230 kV transmission substation. The four examples cover most of the practical problems that a user may encounter in the design of substation grounding systems.

Meliopoulos, A.P.S. (Georgia Inst. of Tech., Atlanta, GA (United States). Electric Power Lab.)

1992-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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121

Review and evaluation of the Department of Energy's Research and Development Program for 1200-kV transmission and substation equipment  

SciTech Connect

In 1975 the US Department of Energy (DOE), Division of Electric Energy Systems (EES), initiated a program for the research and development (R and D) of 1200-kV transmission and substation equipment with a goal of developing the technology capable of three-phase power transfer of 10 GW. The program was oriented toward compact, compressed-gas-insulated (CGI) component design. The DOE/EES R and D program has encompassed all the major and essential transmission cable, substation apparatus, and specialized instrumentation for a 1200-kV system. It has included more than ten major multiyear research projects and has involved numerous research, development, manufacturing, and testing organizations. This report provides a review and evaluation of the overall DOE/EES 1200-kV R and D program. It includes detailed descriptions of the major projects, their objectives, component and system design direction, and current research status. Future R and D requirements are noted, and commercialization issues are briefly discussed. Research to date has not presented any insurmountable technical obstacles to 1200-kV CGI component design. Thus, although all of the component pieces are not yet available and all of the testing is not yet complete, 1200-kV CGI-based transmission and substation equipment appears to be technically feasible. Although the substation and transmission components under development in this program will not likely reach 1200-kV system commercialization for a number of years, many of the materials and design concepts that have been identified for 1200-kV service are readily applicable to devices rated at lower voltages.

Gnadt, P.A.; Walldorf, S.P.

1985-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

122

Concurrent Wind Cooling in Power Transmission Lines  

SciTech Connect

Idaho National Laboratory and the Idaho Power Company, with collaboration from Idaho State University, have been working on a project to monitor wind and other environmental data parameters along certain electrical transmission corridors. The combination of both real-time historical weather and environmental data is being used to model, validate, and recommend possibilities for dynamic operations of the transmission lines for power and energy carrying capacity. The planned results can also be used to influence decisions about proposed design criteria for or upgrades to certain sections of the transmission lines.

Jake P Gentle

2012-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

123

Grand Coulee - Bell 500-kV Transmission Line Project, Draft Environmental Impact Statement  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

BPA is proposing to construct a 500-kilovolt (kV) transmission line that would extend approximately 84 miles between the Grand Coulee 500-kV Switchyard, near Grand Coulee Dam, and the Bell Substation, in Mead just north of Spokane. The new line would cross portions of Douglas, Grant, Lincoln, and Spokane counties. In addition to the transmission line, new equipment would be installed at the substations at each end of the new line and at other facilities. The proposed action would remove an existing 115-kV transmission line and replace it with the new 500-kV line on existing right-of-way for most of its length. Additional right-of-way would be needed in the first 3.5 miles out of the Grand Coulee Switchyard to connect to the existing 115-kV right-of-way. Since the mid-1990s, the transmission path west of Spokane, called the West of Hatwai transmission pathway, has grown increasingly constrained. To date, BPA has been able to manage operation of the path through available operating practices, and customer needed have been met while maintaining the reliability of the path. however, in early 2001, operations showed that the amount of electricity that needs to flow from east to west along this path creates severe transmission congestion. Under these conditions, the system is at risk of overloads and violation of industry safety and reliability standards. The problem is particularly acute in the spring and summer months because of the large amount of power generated by dams east of the path. Large amounts of water cannot be spilled during that time in order for BPA to fulfill its obligation to protect threatened and endangered fish. The amount of power that needs to move through this area during these months at times could exceed the carrying capacity of the existing transmission lines. In additional capacity is not added, BPA will run a significant risk that it will not be able to continue to meet its contractual obligations to deliver power and maintain reliability standards that minimize risks to public safety and to equipment. BPA is considering two construction alternatives, the Agency Proposed Action and the Alternative Action. The Alternative Action would include all the components of the Preferred Action except a double-circuit line would be constructed in the Spokane area between a point about 2 miles west of the Spokane River and Bell Substation, a distance of about 9 miles. BPA is also considering the No Action Alternative.

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2002-08-09T23:59:59.000Z

124

Electrical Characterization of Textile Transmission Lines  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

In this paper, electrical characterization and modeling of conductive textiles are presented. A dedicated measurement setup has been developed to allow reliable connection of the textile samples with the equipment cables. Geometrical fabric structures and fabrication tolerances as well as high frequency properties up to 6 GHz for four types of textiles have been determined. Transmission lines with controlled characteristic impedance have been realized enabling the characterization of typical line attenuation factors. This work shows that textile transmission lines can be used for frequencies up to 1.2 GHz and 120 MHz with the maximal lengths of 10 and 100 cm, respectively. Index Terms---Attenuation constants, characteristic impedance, conductive textiles, transmission lines, wearable computing.

Didier Cottet; Janusz Grzyb; Student Member; Student Member; Tünde Kirstein; Gerhard Tröster; Senior Member

2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

125

EIS-0325: Schultz-Hanford Area Transmission Line Project Final...  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

EIS-0325: Schultz-Hanford Area Transmission Line Project Final Environmental Impact Statement, EIS-0325 (January 2003) EIS-0325: Schultz-Hanford Area Transmission Line Project...

126

EA-1950: Grand Coulee-Creston Transmission Line Rebuild; Grant...  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

0: Grand Coulee-Creston Transmission Line Rebuild; Grant and Lincoln Counties, Washington EA-1950: Grand Coulee-Creston Transmission Line Rebuild; Grant and Lincoln Counties,...

127

EA-1946: Salem-Albany Transmission Line Rebuild Project; Polk...  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

6: Salem-Albany Transmission Line Rebuild Project; Polk, Benton, Marion, and Linn Counties, Oregon EA-1946: Salem-Albany Transmission Line Rebuild Project; Polk, Benton, Marion,...

128

EA-1960: Townsite Solar Project Transmission Line, Clark County...  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

60: Townsite Solar Project Transmission Line, Clark County, Nevada EA-1960: Townsite Solar Project Transmission Line, Clark County, Nevada SUMMARY The Bureau of Land Management,...

129

Amended Notice of Intent for the Northern Pass Transmission Line...  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Amended Notice of Intent for the Northern Pass Transmission Line Project Published in the Federal Register Amended Notice of Intent for the Northern Pass Transmission Line Project...

130

EA-1896: Williston to Stateline Transmission Line Project, Mountrail...  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

6: Williston to Stateline Transmission Line Project, Mountrail Williams Electric Cooperative, Williston, North Dakota EA-1896: Williston to Stateline Transmission Line Project,...

131

EA-1961: Kalispell-Kerr Transmission Line Rebuild Project, Kalispell...  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

1: Kalispell-Kerr Transmission Line Rebuild Project, Kalispell and Polson, Montana EA-1961: Kalispell-Kerr Transmission Line Rebuild Project, Kalispell and Polson, Montana SUMMARY...

132

Request for Information on Permitting of Transmission Lines:...  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Information on Permitting of Transmission Lines: Federal Register Notice Volume 77, No. 38 - Feb. 27, 2012 Request for Information on Permitting of Transmission Lines: Federal...

133

RI critical in surburban hvdc substation design  

SciTech Connect

Access to existing rights of way, site availability and ample short circuit capabilities led to the location of Sylmar hvdc substation within the city limits of Los Angeles. The Department of Water and Power, in choosing this site as the southern terminus of the 851 mile, 400 kV, hvdc transmission line from The Dalles, Oregon, was faced with unusual problems in the suppression of radio and telephone interference.

York, E.

1968-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

134

MCP Upgrade: Transmission Line and Pore Importance  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

In order to take advantage of all of the benefits of Multi-Channel Plate Photo-Multiplier Tubes (MCPs) a fast and efficient readout scheme must be implemented. One scheme that appears very promising is that of a transmission line coupled to a digital sampling readout. Transmission line readout allows for 2D position reconstruction, as well as an extremely fast response time, allowing for an exceptional timing resolution. I will be discussing the development of a method to connect the transmission line readout to the anode of the MCP, as well as testing the resultant MCP-transmission line readout system. This testing occurred at Argonnes laser lab, which featured a tunable fast rise time laser as well as a data acquisition system with a low noise level. A study to determine the importance of the pore size of the MCP was also carried out at Argonnes laser lab. In this study two MCPs which differed only in pore size (25µm and 10µm) were tested and their timing resolutions were compared. The objective of the following discussion is to quantify the effectiveness of the transmission line readout, learn more about the nature of the MCP and its signals, and look for ways in which to improve upon the present readout technique. 2 Tyler Natoli 1

Tyler Natoli; Advisor Henry Frisch

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

135

Proceedings: Tenth EPRI Substation Equipment Diagnostics Conference  

SciTech Connect

Advanced monitoring and diagnostic sensors and systems are needed to provide reliable and accurate information for determining the condition of major transmission substation equipment. The tenth EPRI Substation Equipment Diagnostics Conference highlighted the work of researchers, universities, manufacturers, and utilities in producing advanced monitoring and diagnostic equipment for substations.

None

2002-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

136

Proceedings: Substation Equipment Diagnostics Conference IX  

SciTech Connect

Advanced monitoring and diagnostic sensors and systems are needed to provide reliable and accurate information for determining the condition of major transmission substation equipment. The ninth EPRI Substation Equipment Diagnostics Conference highlighted the work of researchers, universities, manufacturers, and utilities in producing advanced monitoring and diagnostic equipment for substations.

None

2001-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

137

Proceedings: Substation Equipment Diagnostics Conference VIII  

SciTech Connect

Advanced monitoring and diagnostic sensors and systems are needed to provide reliable and accurate information for determining the condition of major transmission substation equipment. The eighth EPRI Substation Equipment Diagnostics Conference highlighted the work of researchers, universities, manufacturers, and utilities in producing advanced monitoring and diagnostic equipment for substations.

None

2000-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

138

Proceedings: Tenth EPRI Substation Equipment Diagnostics Conference  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Advanced monitoring and diagnostic sensors and systems are needed to provide reliable and accurate information for determining the condition of major transmission substation equipment. The tenth EPRI Substation Equipment Diagnostics Conference highlighted the work of researchers, universities, manufacturers, and utilities in producing advanced monitoring and diagnostic equipment for substations.

2002-06-27T23:59:59.000Z

139

A Guide for Transmission Line Voltage Upgrade  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In the last few decades, construction of new transmission facilities has not caught up with the demand for electric power. The problem of transmission capacity shortage was further compounded by deregulation of the power industry, which allows power to be dispatched from any generation source for the lowest energy cost. As a result, lines that were not planned for these power flows may now be overloaded. A number of bottlenecks were thus created, restricting power transfer from one location to another. U...

2008-12-09T23:59:59.000Z

140

Managing Transmission Line Steel Structures, Version 2  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Utilities are under more pressure than ever to efficiently utilize existing overhead lines by optimizing their life and reliability. A key issue involves the question of how to efficiently inspect and maintain transmission systems. In light of aging transmission and distribution infrastructures, resources are needed to design and implement cost-effective assessment and maintenance programs. This valuable reference provides an in-depth look at all facets of an inspection, assessment, and maintenance progr...

2004-12-02T23:59:59.000Z

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141

Ehv substation equipment challenges both designer and manufacturer  

SciTech Connect

Huge equipment and structures necessary to operate substations at extra-high voltage (ehv) require special design innovations. Because of the phase spacing required more real estate and larger, stronger takeoff structures are necessary. Also, economics (and optimization) becomes a more-important factor in design because of the large investment involved. Because generating plants are increasing steadily in size and are being located more remote from load centers, ehv transmission is becoming more common. Some of the design criteria and costs for ehv-substation equipment that is necessary to terminate the transmission lines at 345 kV and higher voltages are discussed.

Carey, H.D.

1965-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

142

Electric Field Modeling of Polymer Insulators in Substations  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The use of transmission line suspension class polymer insulators is increasing for a wide range of reasons including lower cost, availability, their lightweight nature, and contamination performance. The expected use of these polymer insulators is on transmission lines; thus this is the application for which manufacturers design and test the recommended corona rings. Numerous suspension polymer insulators are being applied in substations in configurations which have different geometries to the transmissi...

2005-11-23T23:59:59.000Z

143

DOE/EA-1470: Environmental Assessment Harry Allen-Mead 500 kV Transmission Line Project Environmental Assessment  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

4 4 DOE/EA-1470 DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Western Area Power Administration Finding of No Significant Impact and Floodplain Statement of Findings Nevada Power Company's Harry Allen-Mead 500-kV Transmission Line Project Summary - Nevada Power Company (Nevada Power) proposes to build a 48- mile, 500-kilovolt (kV) transmission line between the Harry Allen Substation, northeast of Las Vegas Nevada, and the Mead Substation, southeast of Las Vegas (Proposed Action). The project would be part of the Interstate Intertie of the Centennial Plan. Of the 48 miles, 32 miles are within lands managed by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), 8 miles are within lands managed by the US Bureau of Reclamation (USBR), and 4 miles are within lands managed by Western Area

144

Electric Transmission Lines (Nebraska) | Department of Energy  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Nebraska) Nebraska) Electric Transmission Lines (Nebraska) < Back Eligibility Agricultural Commercial Construction Fed. Government Fuel Distributor General Public/Consumer Industrial Installer/Contractor Institutional Investor-Owned Utility Local Government Low-Income Residential Multi-Family Residential Municipal/Public Utility Nonprofit Residential Retail Supplier Rural Electric Cooperative Schools State/Provincial Govt Systems Integrator Transportation Tribal Government Utility Savings Category Alternative Fuel Vehicles Hydrogen & Fuel Cells Buying & Making Electricity Water Home Weatherization Solar Wind Program Info State Nebraska Program Type Siting and Permitting Provider Public Service Commission The Public Service Commission has jurisdiction over all electricity transmission lines crossing over or under railroad tracks at public highway

145

EC Transmission Line Risk Identification and Analysis  

SciTech Connect

The purpose of this document is to assist in evaluating and planning for the cost, schedule, and technical project risks associated with the delivery and operation of the EC (Electron cyclotron) transmission line system. In general, the major risks that are anticipated to be encountered during the project delivery phase associated with the implementation of the Procurement Arrangement for the EC transmission line system are associated with: (1) Undefined or changing requirements (e.g., functional or regulatory requirements) (2) Underperformance of prototype, first unit, or production components during testing (3) Unavailability of qualified vendors for critical components Technical risks associated with the design and operation of the system are also identified.

Bigelow, Tim S [ORNL

2012-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

146

Sierra Pacific Power Company Alturas Transmission Line Project...  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

transmission line to withstand expected maximum fault displacement. . ES-49 KesidualI*acf '.:, , ,,.,, .. .... ...... .. . ... . .. . .. .. . . . .. ,,. ,::.,. ,.,,, ,..,, lot...

147

Future Inspection of Overhead Transmission Lines  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This report documents scenarios and technologies that can be applied in the future for the inspection of transmission lines. Scenarios describe the utilization of a range of concepts, including distributed sensors, unmanned airborne vehicles, RF communication, and robotics. An approach to performing demonstration projects using currently available technologies is provided and will be implemented in the following phases of the project.

2008-06-23T23:59:59.000Z

148

Supplement Analysis for the Transmission System Vegetation Management Program FEIS (DOE/EIS-0285/SA-96) Snohomish District Substations  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

6) 6) - Snohomish District Substations Dennis Sjoquist - TFN/Snohomish Snohomish Regional Manager Proposed Action: Vegetation Management for the following facilities located in the Snohomish District: Bellingham Custer Fidalgo Intalco Lopez Island Monroe Murray, V.M. Snohomish Snoking Whatcom Whatcom Skagit Whatcom San Juan Snohomish Snohomish Snohomish Snohomish Proposed by: Bonneville Power Administration (BPA). Description of the Proposal: BPA proposes total vegetation management (bareground) in the electrical substations, and, noxious weed management and maintenance of landscaping within the property boundaries of the listed facilities. These facilities are all located within the Snohomish District of the Snohomish Region. Description of the Proposal: BPA proposes to manage vegetation inside and around electrical substations and associated facilities.

149

Supplement Analysis for the Transmission System Vegetation Management Program FEIS (DOE/EIS-0285/SA-94) Covington District Substations  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

4) 4) - Covington District Substations Dennis Sjoquist - TFN/Snohomish Snohomish Regional Manager Proposed Action: Vegetation Management for the following facilities located in the Covington District: Covington Echo Lake Lynch Creek Maple Valley Narrows Raver, P.J. South Tacoma Steilacoom Surprise Lake Tacoma King King Pierce King Pierce King Pierce Pierce Pierce Pierce Proposed by: Bonneville Power Administration (BPA). Description of the Proposal: BPA proposes total vegetation management (bareground) in the electrical substations, and, noxious weed management and maintenance of landscaping within the property boundaries of the listed facilities. These facilities are all located within the Covington District of the Snohomish Region. Description of the Proposal: BPA proposes to manage vegetation inside and around electrical substations and associated facilities.

150

Cultural-resource survey report: Hoover Dam Powerplant Modification Project II. Associated transmission-line facility  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The Bureau of Reclamation (Reclamation) is proposing to modify or install additional transmission facilities between the Hoover Dam hydroelectric plant and the Western Area Power Authority substation near Boulder City, Nevada. Reclamation has completed cultural resource investigations to identify historic or prehistoric resources in the project area that might be affected during construction of the transmission line. Four possible transmission corridors approximately 50 feet wide and between 9.5 and 11.5 miles long were investigated. The proposed transmission lines either parallel or replace existing transmission lines. The corridors generally have undergone significant disturbance from past transmission line construction. A Class II sampling survey covering approximately 242 acres was conducted. Access or construction roads have not been identified and surveys of these areas will have to be completed in the future. No historic or prehistoric archeological sites were encountered within the four corridor right-of-ways. It is believed that the probability for prehistoric sites is very low. Four historic period sites were recorded that are outside, but near, the proposed corridor. These sites are not individually eligible for the National Register of Historic Places, but may be associated with the construction of Hoover Dam and contribute to a historic district or multiple property resource area focusing on the dam and its construction.

Queen, R.L.

1991-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

151

Ashland Area Support Substation Project : Environmental Assessment.  

SciTech Connect

The Bonneville Power Administration (BPA) provides wholesale electric service to the City of Ashland (the City) by transferring power over Pacific Power & Light Company`s (PP&L) 115-kilovolt (kV) transmission lines and through PP&L`s Ashland and Oak Knoll Substations. The City distributes power over a 12.5-kV system which is heavily loaded during winter peak periods and which has reached the limit of its ability to serve peak loads in a reliable manner. Peak loads under normal winter conditions have exceeded the ratings of the transformers at both the Ashland and Oak Knoll Substations. In 1989, the City modified its distribution system at the request of PP&L to allow transfer of three megawatts (MW`s) of electric power from the overloaded Ashland Substation to the Oak Knoll Substation. In cooperation with PP&L, BPA installed a temporary 6-8 megavolt-amp (MVA) 115-12.5-kV transformer for this purpose. This additional transformer, however, is only a temporary remedy. BPA needs to provide additional, reliable long-term service to the Ashland area through additional transformation in order to keep similar power failures from occurring during upcoming winters in the Ashland area. The temporary installation of another 20-MVA mobile transformer at the Ashland Substation and additional load curtailment are currently being studied to provide for sustained electrical service by the peak winter period 1992. Two overall electrical plans-of-service are described and evaluated in this report. One of them is proposed for action. Within that proposed plan-of-service are location options for the substation. Note that descriptions of actions that may be taken by the City of Ashland are based on information provided by them.

United States. Bonneville Power Administration.

1992-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

152

Transmission line environmental assessment guidance document  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Since 1939, U.S. utility companies have been required to obtain a Presidential Permit to construct electric transmission lines that cross a U.S. border and connect with a foreign utility. The purpose of this document is to provide Presidential Permit applicants with two types of guidance: (1) on the type of environmental and project descriptive information needed to assess the potential impacts of the proposed and alternative actions and (2) on compliance with applicable federal and state regulations. The main three chapters present information on the purpose and content of this document (Chapter 1); legislative, regulatory, and consultation requirements for transmission line interconnect projects (Chapter 2); and identification of basic transmission system design parameters and environmental data requirements for analysis of potential impacts of the proposed action (Chapter 3). Chapter 3 also includes information on possible techniques or measures to mitigate impacts. Appendix A presents an overview of NEPA requirements and DOE`s implementing procedures. Appendix B summarizes information on legislation that may be applicable to transmission line projects proposed in Presidential Permit applications.

Jackson, J.; Pentecost, E.; Muzzarelli, J.

1994-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

153

DOE/EA-1596: Finding of No Significant Impact for Belfield to Rhame Transmission Line Project Stark, Slope, and Bowman Counties, North Dakota (02/18/09)  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

WESTERN AREA POWER ADMINISTRATION WESTERN AREA POWER ADMINISTRATION UPPER GREAT PLAINS CUSTOMER SERVICE REGION FINDING OF NO SIGNIFICANT IMPACT Belfield to Rhame Transmission Line Project Stark, Slope, and Bowman Counties, North Dakota DOEIEA-1596 AGENCY: U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), Western Area Power Administration (Western) ACTION: Finding of No Significant Impact SUMMARY: Basin Electric Power Cooperative (Basin) has requested to interconnect their proposed new Belfield to Rhame 230-kilovolt (kV) transmission line and new Rhame Substation (Project) to the Western Area Power Administration's (Western) transmission system at Western's existing Belfield Substation. Under its Open Access Transmission Service Tariff (Tariff), Western is required to respond to Basin's interconnection requests. Western's Tariff

154

Feasibility of thyristor controlled series capacitor for distribution substation enhancements  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

While Thyristor Controlled Series Capacitors (TCSCs) are already being used for control of transmission system power flows, the dynamic adjustment of transmission infeed impedances presents other system enhancement opportunities. In the case of the Con Edison system, distribution substation upgrades are severely constrained by limits to existing circuit breaker interrupting capabilities. Because additional transmission line infeeds cannot be provided without increasing fault current levels, a TCSC was investigated for use as a fault current limiter. In order to demonstrate proper operation in the current limiting mode, Electromagnetic Transients Program (EMTP) simulations were conducted. Three TCSC configurations are presented to illustrate that additional power can be provided during normal operation without increasing fault currents at the substation: (1) series compensation of existing 138 kV infeeds (to allow higher substation MVA uprates), (2) series compensation of new 138 kV infeeds (without fault current increases), and (3) a 13.8 kV TCSC compensated link between two substations (to allow regulated power transfer between substation buses).

Godart, T.F.; Imece, A.F.; McIver, J.C. [GE Industrial and Power Systems, Schenectady, NY (United States). Power Systems Engineering Dept.; Chebli, E.A. [Consolidated Edison Co. of New York Inc., New York, NY (United States)

1995-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

155

Overhead Transmission Line Inspector Workshop Proceedings - 2012  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

 This report presents the proceedings of the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) Overhead Transmission Line Inspector Workshop, which was held Monday, July 30, through Wednesday, August 1, 2012, at the Hyatt Place Hotel and at Georgia Power’s Klondike Training Center in Lithonia, Georgia.The first half day of the workshop focused on inspection and assessment, with a participant roundtable discussion, followed by utility, vendor and EPRI presentations on the ...

2012-11-14T23:59:59.000Z

156

Guide for Successful Transmission Line Siting  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

As described in the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) Permit Process, eminent domain proceedings are not the preferred method of obtaining rights-of-way for transmission lines. The permitting process is rather one of engaging the public through meetings and education to develop siting consensus. This approach requires an in-depth understanding of the primary technical issues by everyone involved in the siting procedures. The applicant must demonstrate due diligence in justifying the new ...

2013-12-05T23:59:59.000Z

157

Guide for Successful Transmission Line Siting  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

As described in the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) Permit Process, eminent domain proceedings are not the preferred method of obtaining rights-of-way for transmission lines. The permitting process is rather one of engaging the public through meetings and education to develop siting consensus. This approach requires an in-depth understanding of the primary technical issues by everyone involved in the siting procedures. The applicant must demonstrate due diligence in justifying the new ...

2012-11-19T23:59:59.000Z

158

Fault diagnosis using substation computer  

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A number of substation integrated control and protection systems (ICPS) are being developed around the world, where the protective relaying, control, and monitoring functions of a substation are implemented using microprocessors. In this design, conventional relays and control devices are replaced by clusters of microprocessors, interconnected by multiplexed digital communication channels using fibre optic, twisted wire pairs or coaxial cables. The ICPS incorporates enhanced functions of value to the utility and leads to further advancement of the automation of transmission substations. This paper presents an automated method of fault diagnosis which can be incorporated in the station computer of an integrated control and protection system. The effectiveness of this method is demonstrated using a transmission-level substation as an example.

Jeyasurya, B. (Indian Inst. of Tech., Bombay (India)); Venkata, S.S. (Washington Univ., Seattle, WA (USA). Dept. of Electrical Engineering); Vadari, S.V. (ESCA Corp., Bellevue, WA (USA)); Postforoosh, J. (T and D. Protection Group, Puget Sound Power and Light, Bellevue, WA (US))

1990-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

159

Life Extension Guidelines for Other Substation Equipment  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Utilities are under increasing pressure to maintain service reliability while operating aging transmission substations with tighter, leaner maintenance budgets and fewer experienced personnel. A structured life extension program can help utilities make equipment maintenance, replacement, and refurbishment decisions that ensure safe, reliable, cost-effective operation of transmission substation equipment.BackgroundThe ...

2012-12-12T23:59:59.000Z

160

Life Extension Guidelines for Substation Equipment  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Utilities are under increasing pressure to maintain service reliability while operating aging transmission substations with leaner maintenance budgets and fewer experienced personnel. A structured life extension program can help utilities make equipment maintenance, replacement, and refurbishment decisions that ensure safe, reliable, cost-effective operation of transmission substation equipment. EPRI's life extension guidelines for substationsfirst published in 1995 and periodically revisedsupport curre...

2010-12-22T23:59:59.000Z

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161

Life Extension Guidelines for Other Substation Equipment  

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Utilities are under increasing pressure to maintain service reliability while operating aging transmission substations with tighter, leaner maintenance budgets and fewer experienced personnel. A structured life extension program can help utilities make equipment maintenance, replacement, and refurbishment decisions that ensure safe, reliable, cost-effective operation of transmission substation equipment.BackgroundEPRI’s Life Extension Guidelines for ...

2013-12-20T23:59:59.000Z

162

Kangley - Echo Lake Transmission Line Project Supplemental Draft Environmental Impact Statement  

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Bonneville Power Administration (BPA) is proposing to build a new transmission line to accommodate increasing demand for electricity and address reliability concerns in the Puget Sound area. The Proposed Action would construct a new line that would connect to an existing transmission line near the community of Kangley, and then connect with BPA's existing Echo Lake Substation. The major purpose of this proposal is to improve system reliability in the King County area. An outage on an existing line during times of heavy use, such as during a winter cold snap, could cause voltage instability and a loss of power in the King County area. System planners have projected total system load using normal growth in demand and determined that system instability could develop as early as the winter of 2002-03. Besides meeting this need for system reliability, this project would enhance the United States' delivery of power to Canada as required under the Columbia River Treaty of 1961. BPA described and analyzed transmission route alternatives in a draft environmental impact statement (DEIS) released in June 2001. The DEIS identified a preferred alternative that would parallel an existing BPA transmission line through the Cedar River Municipal Watershed. BPA received over 700 comments from landowners, agencies, tribes and special interest groups on the DEIS. Many of the comments suggested BPA re-evaluate the range of alternatives considered and prepare a supplemental draft environmental impact statement (SDEIS). After reviewing the comments and refining the cost estimates associated with BPA's preferred alternative, BPA decided to prepare this SDEIS to re-evaluate alternatives not analyzed in detail in the DEIS. The added transmission alternatives, all located outside of the Cedar River Watershed, were initially considered but dropped from detailed analysis. They are identified as Alternatives A, B, C, and D. Alternatives A and C are located to the west of the Cedar River Watershed boundary. Alternatives B and D cross the Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie and Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forests. Under all transmission alternatives, Echo Lake Substation would be expanded about three acres to the east and new equipment to accommodate the new line would be installed. BPA is also considering a Non-Transmission Alternative and the No Action Alternative.

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2003-01-10T23:59:59.000Z

163

DOE/EIS-0332: McNary-John Day Transmission Line Project Supplement Analysis (DOE/EIS-0332-SA-1) (02/09/09)  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

09 09 REPLY TO ATTN OF: KEC-4 SUBJECT: McNary-John Day Transmission Line Project Supplement Analysis (DOE/EIS-0332/SA-1) Mark Korsness, Project Manager, McNary-John Day Transmission Line Project Proposed Action: McNary-John Day Transmission Line - Review for significant new circumstances or information Proposed by: Bonneville Power Administration (BPA) Location: Umatilla and Sherman Counties, Oregon; Benton and Klickitat Counties, Washington. Background: In 2002, BPA completed the McNary-John Day Transmission Line Project Final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) (DOE/EIS-0332). The Final EIS analyzed the potential impacts of constructing, maintaining, and operating a new 79-mile, 500-kV transmission line between BPA's McNary and John Day substations. This line was proposed in early 2000 to

164

Ground potential rise characteristics of urban step-down substations fed by power cables - A practical example  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper shows some special ground potential rise characteristics of substations fed by power cables. These characteristics were detected during the study of the interconnected ground system of 14 step-down urban substations fed by the 138 kV underground cable network serving the South Zone of Rio de Janeiro city in Brazil. As this type of system is very common in large cities, the subject can be of general interest for the industry. It was verified that when a fault occurs at a ''cable substation'' (a substation fed exclusively by power cables), almost no ground potential effects were detected at the faulted substation or at the other ''cable substations'' of the 138 kV network. However, high values of ground potential occurred at the ''transition substations'' (substations in which the power cables are connected to overhead 138 kV transmission lines, with steel groundwires). That ground potential was enough to produce shocks and equipment damage in certain ''transition substations''. It was verified that this problem has no relation with potential transfer. The paper shows also that the utilization of overhead lines with ACSR groundwires on the initial spans closer to the ''transition substation'' would be enough to avoid the problem. Even if the ACSR conductor is used only at the initial section of one of the lines, a reduction of the problem would be obtained. The paper shows also that the utilization of ACSR ground-wires near the ''transition substations'' contributes to reduce the amount of the copper necessary to control step, touch and mess potentials in these substations. Additional mitigation procedures are also examined in the paper.

Sobral, S.T. (IESA - Internacional de Engenharia S.A. (BR)); Barbosa, J.O.; Numes, J.V.C.; Chinelli, E.; Netto, A.F. (Light - Servicos de Eletricidade S.A. (BR)); Costa, V.S.; Campos, J.H. (Eletrobras - Centrais Eletricas, Brasileiras (BR))

1988-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

165

EA-1896: Williston to Stateline Transmission Line Project, Mountrail  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

96: Williston to Stateline Transmission Line Project, 96: Williston to Stateline Transmission Line Project, Mountrail Williams Electric Cooperative, Williston, North Dakota EA-1896: Williston to Stateline Transmission Line Project, Mountrail Williams Electric Cooperative, Williston, North Dakota Summary DOE's Western Area Power Administration is preparing this EA to evaluate the environmental impacts of interconnecting the proposed Stateline I transmission line, in Williston, North Dakota, to Western's transmission system. Public Comment Opportunities No public comment opportunities available at this time. Documents Available for Download May 4, 2012 EA-1896: Finding of No Significant Impact Williston to Stateline Transmission Line Project, Mountrail Williams Electric Cooperative, Williams County, North Dakota

166

Mode conversation losses in overmolded millimeter wave transmission lines  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Millimeter wave transmission lines are integral components for many important applications like nuclear fusion and NMR spectroscopy. In low loss corrugated transmission lines propagating the HE,1 mode with a high waveguide ...

Tax, David S. (David Samuel)

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

167

Dispersion-free radial transmission lines  

SciTech Connect

A dispersion-free radial transmission line ("DFRTL") preferably for linear accelerators, having two plane conductors each with a central hole, and an electromagnetically permeable material ("EPM") between the two conductors and surrounding a channel connecting the two holes. At least one of the material parameters of relative magnetic permeability, relative dielectric permittivity, and axial width of the EPM is varied as a function of radius, so that the characteristic impedance of the DFRTL is held substantially constant, and pulse transmission therethrough is substantially dispersion-free. Preferably, the EPM is divided into concentric radial sections, with the varied material parameters held constant in each respective section but stepwise varied between sections as a step function of the radius. The radial widths of the concentric sections are selected so that pulse traversal time across each section is the same, and the varied material parameters of the concentric sections are selected to minimize traversal error.

Caporaso, George J. (Livermore, CA); Nelson, Scott D. (Patterson, CA)

2011-04-12T23:59:59.000Z

168

Marion Industrial Substation Project : Environmental Assessment.  

SciTech Connect

Consumers Power, Inc. (CPI), proposes to construct a new distribution substation under the existing Bonneville Power Administration (BPA) Albay-Lebanon transmission line near the city of Albany in Linn County, Oregon. BPA is proposing to grant a new Point of Delivery to CPI at this substation. The purpose of the project is to serve the developing industrial needs in the Marion Industrial Park and on the 550 acres of nearby land within CPI`s service area that are zoned for residential use. CPI prepared, and the Rural Electrification Administration (REA) has approved a Borrower`s Environmental Report (BER) which addresses this action along with several other proposed projects in the CPI service area. Portions of this BER are summarized in this brief EA. BPA is preparing its own EA since Department of Energy National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) guidelines require additional environmental concerns to be addressed than are required by REA`s NEPA guidelines.

United States. Bonneville Power Administration.

1992-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

169

Marion Industrial Substation Project : Environmental Assessment.  

SciTech Connect

Consumers Power, Inc. (CPI), proposes to construct a new distribution substation under the existing Bonneville Power Administration (BPA) Albay-Lebanon transmission line near the city of Albany in Linn County, Oregon. BPA is proposing to grant a new Point of Delivery to CPI at this substation. The purpose of the project is to serve the developing industrial needs in the Marion Industrial Park and on the 550 acres of nearby land within CPI's service area that are zoned for residential use. CPI prepared, and the Rural Electrification Administration (REA) has approved a Borrower's Environmental Report (BER) which addresses this action along with several other proposed projects in the CPI service area. Portions of this BER are summarized in this brief EA. BPA is preparing its own EA since Department of Energy National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) guidelines require additional environmental concerns to be addressed than are required by REA's NEPA guidelines.

United States. Bonneville Power Administration.

1992-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

170

Substation EMC Standards  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The electromagnetic (EM) environment in an electric power substation presents a challenging electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) problem. High voltages and currents, combined with devices such as flexible AC transmission systems (FACTS) and high voltage DC (HVDC) converters, have the potential to create EM environments that can interfere with the operation of control systems and nearby electronic devices. There have been a number of unexplained outages at FACTS facilities that are suspected of being EMI-r...

2004-11-29T23:59:59.000Z

171

Mitigation of Animal-Caused Outages For Distribution Lines and Substations  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A significant number of electric outages throughout North America are caused by animals -- mammals, birds, snakes, etc. These animal-caused outages are increasingly common in both urban and residential areas. By taking a pro-active approach to mitigating outages, utilities will spare the lives of wildlife and address the increasing pressures from environmental groups and concerned utility customers. This document describes a study designed to mitigate animal-caused outages for distribution lines and subs...

1999-12-20T23:59:59.000Z

172

Transmission line including support means with barriers  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A gas insulated transmission line includes an elongated outer sheath, a plurality of inner conductors disposed within and extending along the outer sheath, and an insulating gas which electrically insulates the inner conductors from the outer sheath. A support insulator insulatably supports the inner conductors within the outer sheath, with the support insulator comprising a main body portion including a plurality of legs extending to the outer sheath, and barrier portions which extend between the legs. The barrier portions have openings therein adjacent the main body portion through which the inner conductors extend.

Cookson, Alan H. (Pittsburgh, PA)

1982-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

173

Multi-transmission-line-beam interactive system  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

We construct here a Lagrangian field formulation for a system consisting of an electron beam interacting with a slow-wave structure modeled by a possibly non-uniform multiple transmission line (MTL). In the case of a single line we recover the linear model of a traveling wave tube (TWT) due to J.R. Pierce. Since a properly chosen MTL can approximate a real waveguide structure with any desired accuracy, the proposed model can be used in particular for design optimization. Furthermore, the Lagrangian formulation provides for: (i) a clear identification of the mathematical source of amplification, (ii) exact expressions for the conserved energy and its flux distributions obtained from the Noether theorem. In the case of uniform MTLs we carry out an exhaustive analysis of eigenmodes and find sharp conditions on the parameters of the system to provide for amplifying regimes.

Alexander Figotin; Guillermo Reyes

2013-04-19T23:59:59.000Z

174

Transmission | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Gateway Gateway Edit History Facebook icon Twitter icon » Transmission (Redirected from Transmission) Jump to: navigation, search Transmission header.png Transmission Dashboard Permitting Atlas Compare States Arizona California Colorado Idaho Montana Nevada New Mexico Oregon Utah Washington Wyoming Resource Library NEPA Database Transmission Lattice.jpg High-voltage transmission lines form the backbone of electricity systems. Transmission lines are designed to carry large amounts of electricity at high voltages, typically 115 to 500 kilovolts (kV), across long distances. Networks of transmission lines transfer electricity from power plants or other interconnections to substations. At substations, the high-voltage electricity is "stepped down" to a lower voltage, which can be carried

175

Switching surge test results ehv substation bus configurations  

SciTech Connect

The industry has been actively engaged in, and has presented many results of, ehv switching surge test programs associated with transmission line designs. It would seem equally important that similar efforts be staged relative to ehv switching surge capabilities of the terminal equipment as it would normally be found in its variety of configurations. Toward this end, a series of switching surge test programs on a number of substation bus configurations was conducted. Particular emphasis was placed on the determination of switching surge characteristics of the air gaps found in ehv substation bus designs. The test data are presented with pertinent data evaluations in an attempt to provide a more refined basis for the application of final judgments to bus designs for 345, 500, and 750 kV substations.

Hertig, G.E.; Kelly, W.B.

1966-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

176

Method for bonding a transmission line to a downhole tool  

SciTech Connect

An apparatus for bonding a transmission line to the central bore of a downhole tool includes a pre-formed interface for bonding a transmission line to the inside diameter of a downhole tool. The pre-formed interface includes a first surface that substantially conforms to the outside contour of a transmission line and a second surface that substantially conforms to the inside diameter of a downhole tool. In another aspect of the invention, a method for bonding a transmission line to the inside diameter of a downhole tool includes positioning a transmission line near the inside wall of a downhole tool and placing a mold near the transmission line and the inside wall. The method further includes injecting a bonding material into the mold and curing the bonding material such that the bonding material bonds the transmission line to the inside wall.

Hall, David R. (Provo, UT); Fox, Joe (Spanish Fork, UT)

2007-11-06T23:59:59.000Z

177

Lovell-Yellowtail transmission line rebuild project, Western Area Power  

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Lovell-Yellowtail Transmission Line Rebuild Project Lovell-Yellowtail Transmission Line Rebuild Project Project overview LVYT-1_158_092512 A contractor crew worked out of the bucket truck, Sept. 25, 2012, to perform dead-ending operations as part of phase 1 of the Lovell-to-Yellowtail transmission line rebuild. (Photo by Bob Kemp) See more photos of phase 1 and 2 constuction on Flickr. Western is rebuilding the Lovell-to-Yellowtail No. 1 and No. 2 115-kV transmission lines. The 94-circuit-miles of lines are located between Lovell, Wyo., and Yellowtail Dam, Mont. The rebuilt transmission lines are needed because the original lines were built by the Bureau of Reclamation in 1956 and 1966. The project will: Ensure reliability and safety of the transmission lines Improve capability to transmit full output from Yellowtail

178

Nonlinear transmission line based electron beam driver  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Gated field emission cathodes can provide short electron pulses without the requirement of laser systems or cathode heating required by photoemission or thermionic cathodes. The large electric field requirement for field emission to take place can be achieved by using a high aspect ratio cathode with a large field enhancement factor which reduces the voltage requirement for emission. In this paper, a cathode gate driver based on the output pulse train from a nonlinear transmission line is experimentally demonstrated. The application of the pulse train to a tufted carbon fiber field emission cathode generates short electron pulses. The pulses are approximately 2 ns in duration with emission currents of several mA, and the train contains up to 6 pulses at a frequency of 100 MHz. Particle-in-cell simulation is used to predict the characteristic of the current pulse train generated from a single carbon fiber field emission cathode using the same technique.

French, David M.; Hoff, Brad W.; Tang Wilkin; Heidger, Susan; Shiffler, Don [Directed Energy Directorate, Air Force Research Laboratory, Kirtland AFB, New Mexico 87117 (United States); Allen-Flowers, Jordan [Program in Applied Mathematics, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona 85721 (United States)

2012-12-15T23:59:59.000Z

179

Proposed amendment for Presidential Permit PP-63 and associated modifications to 500 kV international transmission line, Forbes, Minnesota to Manitoba, Canada Northern States Power Company. Final Environmental Assessment  

SciTech Connect

Northern States Power Company, (NSP), a Minnesota investor owned utility has applied to the Office of Fossil Energy, United States Department of Energy, to amend Presidential Permit PP-63 to allow for alterations to the 500 kV transmission line and as sedated facilities currently regulated by this permit. The alterations proposed for the 500 kV line owned by NSP are part of a long term effort sponsored by NSP to upgrade the existing NSP transmission system to allow for increased exchange of electricity with the Manitoba Hydro-Electric Board. Presidential Permit PP-63 authorized NSP to construct, connect, operate and maintain a 500 kV line at the United States/Canadian border approximately seven-and-a-half miles west of Warroad in Roseau County, Minnesota. This line connects with a 500 kV line owned and operated by the Manitoba Hydro-Electric Board (MHEB), which extends from Dorsey, Manitoba, Canada to the United States/Canadian border. NSP proposes to increase the electricity transfer capability of this transmission facility by constructing a new 80-acre substation on the existing 500 kV line in Roseau County, Minnesota, and upgrading the existing substation at Forbes, Minnesota. The proposed Roseau substation would contain two 41.5 ohm series capacitor banks. In addition, static VAR compensators are to be installed at the existing Forbes Substation. Approximately 5 acres would be added to the 30-acre Forbes site to house the additional equipment. No new lines would enter or exit the facility. NSP proposes to place the new Roseau Substation in service in May 1993 and to complete the upgrading of the Forbes Substation in March 1994. The primary, initial purpose of these modifications is to enable NSP to import 400 megawatts of electric power from MHEB during the summer months to meet peak electrical demand in the Minneapolis-St. Paul area. It is expected that this power transfer would begin in 1993.

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1992-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

180

Finite element modeling of transmission line under downburst wind loading  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Despite the fact that extensive research has been carried out on transmission lines subjected to normal wind loads, their behaviour under high intensity wind loads (HIW), such as downburst, is poorly defined. This paper describes a detailed numerical ... Keywords: Downbursts, Finite element, Microbursts, Transmission line, Transmission tower, Wind load

A. Y. Shehata; A. A. El Damatty; E. Savory

2005-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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181

Rebuild of the Libby (FEC) to Troy Section of BPA's Libby to Bonners Ferry 115-kilovolt Transmission Line  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

S-1 S-1 Summary This summary covers the major points of the draft environmental impact statement (DEIS) prepared for the Rebuild of the Libby (FEC) to Troy Section of Bonneville Power Administration's Libby to Bonners Ferry 115-kilovolt Transmission Line Project (Libby-Troy Project). This DEIS was prepared by Bonneville Power Administration (BPA). The project would include rebuilding a 17-mile section of an existing BPA transmission line located between Libby and Troy, Montana. S.1 Purpose of and Need for Action Historically, BPA has served electrical loads in northwestern Montana and northern Idaho with transmission facilities from Libby Dam east of Libby, Montana through Bonners Ferry Substation west of Bonners Ferry, Idaho to Albeni Falls Dam near the Idaho-Washington border (Figure S-1). These

182

Big George to Carter Mountain 115-kV transmission line project, Park and Hot Springs Counties, Wyoming. Environmental Assessment  

SciTech Connect

The Western Area Power Administration (Western) is proposing to rebuild, operate, and maintain a 115-kilovolt (kV) transmission line between the Big George and Carter Mountain Substations in northwest Wyoming (Park and Hot Springs Counties). This environmental assessment (EA) was prepared in compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and the regulations of the Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) and the Department of Energy (DOE). The existing Big George to Carter Mountain 69-kV transmission line was constructed in 1941 by the US Department of Interior, Bureau of Reclamation, with 1/0 copper conductor on wood-pole H-frame structures without an overhead ground wire. The line should be replaced because of the deteriorated condition of the wood-pole H-frame structures. Because the line lacks an overhead ground wire, it is subject to numerous outages caused by lightning. The line will be 54 years old in 1995, which is the target date for line replacement. The normal service life of a wood-pole line is 45 years. Under the No Action Alternative, no new transmission lines would be built in the project area. The existing 69-kV transmission line would continue to operate with routine maintenance, with no provisions made for replacement.

1994-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

183

Substation grounding programs  

SciTech Connect

This document is a users manual and applications guide for the software package SGA. This package comprises four computer programs, namely SOMIP, SMECC, SGSYS, and TGRND. The first three programs are analysis models which are to be used in the design process of substation grounding systems. The fourth program, TGRND, is an analysis program for determining the transient response of a grounding system. This report, Volume 3, is a users manual and an installation and validation manual for the computer program SGSYS (Substation Grounding SYStem Analysis Program). This program analyzes the substation ground field given the total electric current injected into the ground field and the design of the grounding system. Standard outputs of the program are (1) total ground resistance, (2) step voltage, (3) touch voltage, (4) voltages on a grid of points, (5) voltage profile along straight lines, (6) transfer voltages, (7) ground potential rise, (8) body currents, (9) step voltage profile along straight lines, and (10) touch voltage profile along straight lines. This program can be utilized in an interactive or batch mode. In the interactive mode, the user defines the grounding system geometry, soil parameters, and output requests interactively, with the use of a user friendly conversational program. The users manual describes data requirements and data preparation procedures. An appendix provides forms which facilitate data collection procedures. The installation and validation manual describes the computer files which make up the program SGSYS and provides a test case for validation purposes.

Meliopoulos, A.P.S. (Georgia Inst. of Tech., Atlanta, GA (United States). Electric Power Lab.)

1992-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

184

Transmission | Open Energy Information  

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source source History View New Pages Recent Changes All Special Pages Semantic Search/Querying Get Involved Help Apps Datasets Community Login | Sign Up Search Gateway Edit History Facebook icon Twitter icon » Transmission Jump to: navigation, search Transmission header.png Transmission Dashboard Permitting Atlas Compare States Arizona California Colorado Idaho Montana Nevada New Mexico Oregon Utah Washington Wyoming Resource Library NEPA Database Transmission Lattice.jpg High-voltage transmission lines form the backbone of electricity systems. Transmission lines are designed to carry large amounts of electricity at high voltages, typically 115 to 500 kilovolts (kV), across long distances. Networks of transmission lines transfer electricity from power plants or other interconnections to substations. At substations, the high-voltage

185

EA-1960: Townsite Solar Project Transmission Line, Clark County, Nevada |  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

60: Townsite Solar Project Transmission Line, Clark County, 60: Townsite Solar Project Transmission Line, Clark County, Nevada EA-1960: Townsite Solar Project Transmission Line, Clark County, Nevada SUMMARY The Bureau of Land Management, with Western Area Power Administration as a cooperating agency, prepared an EA to evaluate potential impacts of a proposal to build and operate a 180-MW photovoltaic facility; a 220, 230, or 500 kV transmission line; and associated facilities in Clark County, Nevada. PUBLIC COMMENT OPPORTUNITIES None available at this time. DOCUMENTS AVAILABLE FOR DOWNLOAD October 28, 2013 EA-1960: Finding of No Significant Impact Townsite Solar Project Transmission Line, Clark County, Nevada June 28, 2013 EA-1960: Final Environmental Assessment Townsite Solar Project Transmission Line, Clark County, Nevada

186

Radio frequency communication system utilizing radiating transmission lines  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A radio communication system for use in tunnels, mines, buildings or other shielded locations in which a pair of radiating transmission lines (30), (31) extend through such location in spaced coextensive relation to each other. Each transmission line (30), (31) has at least one unidirectional amplifier (32), (33) interposed therein with the sense of the unidirectional amplifier (32) of one transmission line (30) being opposite to the sense of the unidirectional amplifier (33) of the other transmission line (31). Each of the amplifiers (32), (33) has a gain which is less than the coupling loss between the transmission lines (30), (31). Two or more mobile transceivers (35) in the location served by the system are coupled to the transmission lines (30), (31) by electromagnetic wave propagation in space in order to communicate directly with each other at a given radio frequency within the frequency range of the system.

Struven, Warren C. (San Carlos, CA)

1984-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

187

Field Guide: Transmission Line Aerial Marking and Lighting  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Electric transmission lines and wild birds must co-exist. Power lines traverse birds' flight routes, birds commonly roost on lines and poles, and birds make their nests—the largest of which weigh thousands of pounds—on transmission structures. Some avian activities can have deleterious effects on outdoor structures and transmission—for example, nests have been known to collapse and span critical clearances during storms, resulting in outages. Accordingly, it is important for ...

2013-11-22T23:59:59.000Z

188

Emerging and Future Inspection of Overhead Transmission Lines  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This technical update report describes research by the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) into emerging and future overhead electric transmission line inspection and assessment technologies. In 2008, EPRI published a report entitled Future Inspection of Overhead Transmission Lines (product 1016921) that documented scenarios and viable technologies that could be applied for the inspection of transmission lines over a multi-decade timeframe. That document was intended to provide a roadmap for near- a...

2011-12-22T23:59:59.000Z

189

The impact on transmission line terminations on radiated emissions.  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

??Terminating transmission lines at either the source or the load end with a damping resistor is frequently used to improve the signal integrity of clock… (more)

Wong, Wei-Juet

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

190

EIS-0442: Forest Service Reauthorization of Transmission Lines...  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Utah and Nebraska for Routine Maintenance Practices including Changes in Vegetation Management EIS-0442: Forest Service Reauthorization of Transmission Lines on Forest Service...

191

FRN Request for Proposals for New or Upgraded Transmission Line...  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Western Area Power Administration Request for Proposals for New or Upgraded Transmission Line Projects Under Section 1222 of the Energy Policy Act of 2005 AGENCY:...

192

EPRI-GTC Overhead Electric Transmission Line Siting Methodology  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This report explains and documents a standardized process that utilities could use to improve the way transmission line routes are evaluated and selected.

2006-02-06T23:59:59.000Z

193

DESIGN OF INTEGRATED ANALYSIS REPORTS USING DATA FROM SUBSTATION IEDs  

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in electricity transmission substations has been proposed [8]. One of the project objectives requires integrated substation control system (WISCS)," in Advances in Power System Control, Operation and Management voltage electricity supply substations. The character of partial discharge and WLAN technology are briefly

Kezunovic, Mladen

194

EIS-0447: Champlain Hudson Power Express Transmission Line Project, New  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

7: Champlain Hudson Power Express Transmission Line Project, 7: Champlain Hudson Power Express Transmission Line Project, New York EIS-0447: Champlain Hudson Power Express Transmission Line Project, New York Summary This EIS evaluates the potential environmental impacts of a DOE proposal to grant a Presidential permit to Champlain Hudson Power Express, Inc., to construct, operate, maintain, and connect a new 1000-megawatt (MW) electric transmission system across the U.S.-Canada border in northeastern New York State. The proposed transmission line would run from the Canadian Province of Quebec to New York City. Public Comment Opportunities None available at this time. Documents Available for Download December 6, 2013 EIS-0447: DOE Notice of Availability of Draft Environmental Impact Statement Champlain Hudson Power Express Transmission Line Project, New York

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Mutual Design Considerations for Overhead AC Transmission Lines and Gas Transmission Pipelines, Volume 1: Engineering Analysis  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This reference book presents data on an investigation into the mutual effects of electric power transmission lines and natural gas transmission pipelines sharing rights-of-way. Information is useful to both power and pipeline industry users.

1978-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

196

Florida Electric Transmission Line Siting Act (Florida) | Department of  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Electric Transmission Line Siting Act (Florida) Electric Transmission Line Siting Act (Florida) Florida Electric Transmission Line Siting Act (Florida) < Back Eligibility Commercial Construction Developer Fed. Government Industrial Installer/Contractor Institutional Investor-Owned Utility Local Government Municipal/Public Utility Retail Supplier Rural Electric Cooperative Systems Integrator Tribal Government Utility Savings Category Alternative Fuel Vehicles Hydrogen & Fuel Cells Buying & Making Electricity Water Home Weatherization Solar Wind Program Info State Florida Program Type Siting and Permitting Provider Florida Department of Environmental Protection The Transmission Line Siting Act (TLSA) is the state's centralized process for licensing electrical transmission lines which; (a) are 230 kV or larger; (b) cross a county line; and, (c) are 15 miles or longer. An

197

Definition: Transmission Line Monitoring System | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

Monitoring System Monitoring System Jump to: navigation, search Dictionary.png Transmission Line Monitoring System Hardware, software, including sensors for voltage, current, temperature, mechanical load, wind speed, or other electrical or environmental parameters, including synchrophasors. These systems are designed to provide precise information that determine the operating conditions and ratings of transmission lines. Such a system can monitor line conditions and alert grid operators of trouble.[1] Related Terms transmission lines, transmission line References ↑ https://www.smartgrid.gov/category/technology/transmission_line_monitoring_system [[Ca LikeLike UnlikeLike You like this.Sign Up to see what your friends like. tegory: Smart Grid Definitionssmart grid,smart grid, |Template:BASEPAGENAME]]smart grid,smart grid,

198

Scoping study: Substation design workstation  

SciTech Connect

This project conducted a survey, consisting of a written questionaire, a workshop, and site visits to determine what facets of substation engineering would benefit from incorporation into a workstation environment. Based on the needs expressed by the respondents, a program for the staged development of a Substation Workstation is recommended. Six analytical function modules for assisting in substation engineering were identified for potential inclusion in the workstation: Initial Planning Activities; Physical Plant Design; Analytical Functions; Civil/Structural Design; Environmental Design; and Project Management. The initial release of the Substation Workstation is recommended to include the workstation environment (including MENTOR -- a concept for on-line help, tutorials, notepad, a minor spreadsheet, and interfaces to other regular desktop functions) and portions of the first three functional modules listed above. Recommendations for progress beyond this first release of the workstation included the development of additional capabilities within the initial functional modules, as well as the development of the remaining modules. An overlap exists between the analytical requirements for this workstation and those already included in the EPRI TLWorkstation and the ICWorkstation. In some cases, elements of these other workstations are also suggested for incorporation into the Substation Workstation (such as the foundation analyses from the TLWorkstation), and in others, an assimilation of the other workstation into the Substation Workstation is recommended (as with the ICWorkstation). Estimated resources for implementing the recommended program, including both costs and development time, are also provided.

Mauser, S.F. (Power Technologies, Inc., Wilmerding, PA (United States)); Conroy, M.W. (Sargent and Lundy, Chicago, IL (United States)); Singh, N.M. (Power Computing, Dallas, TX (United States))

1993-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

199

EIS-0496: San Luis Transmission Project, Alameda, Merced, San...  

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proposes at a minimum to construct, own, operate, and maintain a new 230-kilovolt (kV) transmission line about 62 miles in length between Western's Tracy Substation and...

200

Green Power Transmission Line Given New Life | Department of Energy  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Green Power Transmission Line Given New Life Green Power Transmission Line Given New Life Green Power Transmission Line Given New Life March 11, 2010 - 4:34pm Addthis Poles for the Montana-Alberta Tie Line are unloaded outside Shelby, Mont. | Photo courtesy of Tonbridge Power Poles for the Montana-Alberta Tie Line are unloaded outside Shelby, Mont. | Photo courtesy of Tonbridge Power Stephen Graff Former Writer & editor for Energy Empowers, EERE Thanks to funds from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, construction of a green power transmission line stretching from Lethbridge, Alberta in Canada, down to Great Falls, Mont., was put back on track after a bank failure. Currently under construction, the Montana-Alberta Tie Line, which is owned by Toronto-based Tonbridge Power, will connect the electricity markets of

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Comments on RFI on Permitting of Transmission Lines Available | Department  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Comments on RFI on Permitting of Transmission Lines Available Comments on RFI on Permitting of Transmission Lines Available Comments on RFI on Permitting of Transmission Lines Available April 3, 2012 - 2:12pm Addthis On October 5, 2011, the White House announced the creation of a Rapid Response Team for Transmission (RRTT). In support of the RRTT the Department of Energy's Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability released a Federal Register Notice seeking information on questions related to permitting of transmission lines. The Request for Information focused on making the development times for generation and transmission more commensurate with one another. Public comments received from the following organizations are now available for review and downloading. - Allegheny Highlands Alliance - American Electric Power

202

Multistability in nonlinear left-handed transmission lines  

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Employing a nonlinear left-handed transmission line as a model system, we demonstrate experimentally the multi-stability phenomena predicted theoretically for microstructured left-handed metamaterials with a nonlinear response. We show that the bistability is associated with the period doubling which at higher power may result in chaotic dynamics of the transmission line.

Powell, David A; Kivshar, Yuri S

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

203

Overhead Transmission Line Lightning and Grounding Reference Book 2012  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In North America and many other parts of the world, lightning remains the primary cause of transmission line outages, momentary interruptions, and reliability and maintenance problems. The lightning performance of transmission lines may be improved by applying overhead ground wires, providing a low impedance connection to ground, and selecting appropriate insulation levels for the phase conductors. The success of these measures is not always ...

2012-12-12T23:59:59.000Z

204

A transmission line fault locator based on Elman recurrent networks  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In this paper, a transmission line fault location model which is based on an Elman recurrent network (ERN) has been presented for balanced and unbalanced short circuit faults. All fault situations with different inception times are implemented on a 380-kV ... Keywords: Elman networks, Fault location, Transmission lines, Wavelet transform

Sami Ekici; Selcuk Yildirim; Mustafa Poyraz

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

205

Superconducting magnetic energy storage for BPA transmission-line stabilization  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

The Bonneville Power Administration (BPA) operates the electrical transmission system that joins the Pacific Northwest with southern California. A 30 MJ (8.4 kWh) Superconducting Magnetic Energy Storage (SMES) unit with a 10 MW converter is being installed at the Tacoma Substation to provide system damping for low frequency oscillations of 0.35 Hz. The integrated system status is described and reviewed. Components included in the system are the superconducting coil, seismically mounted in an epoxy fiberglass nonconducting dewar; a helium refrigerator; a heat rejection subsystem; a high pressure gas recovery subsystem; a liquid nitrogen trailer; the converter with power transformers and switchgear; and a computer system for remote microwave link operation of the SMES unit.

Rogers, J.D.; Barron, M.H.; Boenig, H.J.; Criscuolo, A.L.; Dean, J.W.; Schermer, R.I.

1982-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

206

Transmission Lines and Property Values: State of the Science  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Growing energy demand and an aging electricity infrastructure underscore the need for new and upgraded transmission lines. Despite system failures and seasonal symptoms such as rolling brownouts, efforts to expand or improve transmission systems invariably meet with strong opposition. A primary source of this opposition comes from landowners who feel that the presence of a nearby transmission line may cause their property to decrease in value. A significant factor contributing to the contentious nature o...

2003-11-24T23:59:59.000Z

207

Tucson Electric Power Company Sahuarita-Nogales Transmission Line  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

TEP Sahuarita-Nogales Transmission Line Final EIS TEP Sahuarita-Nogales Transmission Line Final EIS 2-4 Figure 2.1-1. Close-up of Alternative Study Corridors Near Sahuarita and Green Valley. Chapter 2- Proposed Action and Alternatives 2-5 Figure 2.1-2. Close-up of Alternative Study Corridors Near Amado. TEP Sahuarita-Nogales Transmission Line Final EIS 2-6 Figure 2.1-3. Close-up of Alternative Study Corridors Near Nogales. TEP Sahuarita-Nogales Transmission Line Final EIS 2-8 Figure 2.1-4. Western Corridor on the Coronado National Forest. Chapter 2-Proposed Action and Alternatives 2-13 Figure 2.1-5. Central Corridor on the Coronado National Forest. Chapter 2-Proposed Action and Alternatives 2-15 Figure 2.1-6. Crossover Corridor on the Coronado National Forest. TEP Sahuarita-Nogales Transmission Line Final EIS

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Northern Pass Transmission Line Project Environmental Impact Statement:  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Northern Pass Transmission Line Project Environmental Impact Northern Pass Transmission Line Project Environmental Impact Statement: Announcement of Change in Public Meeting Location: Federal Register Notice Volume 78, No. 181 - September 18, 2013 Northern Pass Transmission Line Project Environmental Impact Statement: Announcement of Change in Public Meeting Location: Federal Register Notice Volume 78, No. 181 - September 18, 2013 DOE has changed the location of the September 26 public scoping meeting for the Northern Pass Transmission Line Project to Colebrook Elementary School, 27 Dumont Street, Colebrook, NH. On September 6, 2013, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) published in the Federal Register an amended Notice of Intent (NOI) to modify the scope of the Northern Pass Transmission Line Project Environmental Impact Statement

209

Hyperreal Waves on Transfinte, Terminated, Distortionless and Lossless, Transmission Lines  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

A prior work (see Chapter 8 of the book, ``Graphs and Networks: Transfinite and Nonstandard,'' Birkhauser-Boston, Cambridge, Mass., USA, 2004) examined the propagation of an electromagnetic wave on a transfinite transmission line, transfinite in the sense that infinitely many one-way infinite transmission lines are connected in cascade. That there are infinitely many such one-way infinite lines results in the wave propagating without ever reflecting at some discontinuity. The present work examines the cascade where the cascade terminates after only finitely many one-way infinite transmission lines, with the result that reflected waves are now produced at both the far end as well as at the initial end of the transfinite transmission line. The question of whether the reflected waves are infini tesimal or appreciable and whether they sum to an infinitesimal or appreciable amount are resolved for both distortionless and lossless lines. Finally, the generalizations to higher ranks of transfiniteness is briefly summarized.

A. H. Zemanian

2004-06-10T23:59:59.000Z

210

Transmission Line Surge Arrester - White Paper  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Electricity customers are continually demanding improved transmission system reliability and performance. In order to improve reliability, utilities must focus on mitigating the effects of lightning, which is often the most frequent cause of transmission outages and service interruptions. The widespread use of electronic equipment at home and at work makes the challenge of providing reliable electrical service greater today than ever before. Customers can be adversely affected by even momentary outages o...

2005-07-27T23:59:59.000Z

211

EIS-0447: Champlain Hudson Power Express Transmission Line Project, New  

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447: Champlain Hudson Power Express Transmission Line Project, 447: Champlain Hudson Power Express Transmission Line Project, New York EIS-0447: Champlain Hudson Power Express Transmission Line Project, New York Summary This EIS evaluates the environmental impacts of a DOE proposal to grant a Presidential permit to Champlain Hudson Power Express, Inc., to construct, operate, maintain, and connect a new 1000-megawatt (MW) electric transmission system across the U.S.-Canada border in northeastern New York State. The proposed transmission line will run from the Canadian Province of Quebec to New York City. DOE also published a notice correcting the location of the public hearing that was held on November 19, 2013. Public Comment Opportunities As of December 6, 2013 - Comment Period Extended through 1/15/14 Written comments must be received by January 15, 2014. Comments submitted

212

Request for Information on Permitting of Transmission Lines: Federal  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Request for Information on Permitting of Transmission Lines: Request for Information on Permitting of Transmission Lines: Federal Register Notice Volume 77, No. 38 - Feb. 27, 2012 Request for Information on Permitting of Transmission Lines: Federal Register Notice Volume 77, No. 38 - Feb. 27, 2012 The Department of Energy's Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability requested information on questions related to permitting of transmission lines. Infrastructure projects - such as high voltage, long distance, electric transmission facilities - often involve multiple Federal, State, local and Tribal authorizations and are subject to a wide array of processes and procedural requirements in order to obtain all necessary permits and other authorizations. Delays in securing required statutory reviews, permits, and consultations can threaten the completion

213

Request for Information on Permitting of Transmission Lines: Federal  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Request for Information on Permitting of Transmission Lines: Request for Information on Permitting of Transmission Lines: Federal Register Notice Volume 77, No. 38 - Feb. 27, 2012 Request for Information on Permitting of Transmission Lines: Federal Register Notice Volume 77, No. 38 - Feb. 27, 2012 The Department of Energy's Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability requested information on questions related to permitting of transmission lines. Infrastructure projects - such as high voltage, long distance, electric transmission facilities - often involve multiple Federal, State, local and Tribal authorizations and are subject to a wide array of processes and procedural requirements in order to obtain all necessary permits and other authorizations. Delays in securing required statutory reviews, permits, and consultations can threaten the completion

214

DOE Seeking Information on Transmission Line Permitting | Department of  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Seeking Information on Transmission Line Permitting Seeking Information on Transmission Line Permitting DOE Seeking Information on Transmission Line Permitting February 27, 2012 - 3:25pm Addthis The Department of Energy's Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability is seeking information on the questions related to permitting of transmission lines. Infrastructure projects - such as high voltage, long distance, electric transmission facilities - often involve multiple Federal, State, local, and Tribal authorizations and are subject to a wide array of processes and procedural requirements in order to obtain all necessary permits and other authorizations. Delays in securing required statutory reviews, permits, and consultations can threaten the completion projects of national and regional significance. This Request for

215

Power upgrading of transmission line by combining AC-DC transmission  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Long extra high voltage (EHV) ac lines cannot be loaded to their thermal limits in order to keep sufficient margin against transient instability. With the scheme proposed in this project, it is possible to load these lines very close to their thermal ... Keywords: extra high voltage (EHV)transmission, flexible ac transmission system (FACTS), power system computer-aided design(PSCAD), simultaneous ac-dc power transmission

Jarupula Somlal

2010-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

216

EIS-0484: Montana-to-Washington Transmission System Upgrade Project in Washington, Idaho, and Montana  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE))

This EIS will evaluate the environmental impacts of a proposal to replace roughly 12 miles of transmission line on the Taft-Dworshak 500-kV transmission line, install new series capacitors on the Garrison-Taft 500-kV transmission line, and perform various upgrades to Bell, Hatwai, Dworshak, Garrison, and Hot Springs substations.

217

Request for Proposals for New or Upgraded Transmission Line Projects...  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Request for Proposals for New or Upgraded Transmission Line Projects Under Section 1222 of the Energy Policy Act of 2005: Federal Register Notice Volume 75, No. 111 - Jun 10, 2012...

218

Single transmission line interrogated multiple channel data acquisition system  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A single transmission line interrogated multiple channel data acquisition system is provided in which a plurality of remote station/sensor circuits each monitors a specific process variable and each transmits measurement values over a single transmission line to a master interrogating station when addressed by said master interrogating station. Typically, as many as 330 remote stations may be parallel connected to the transmission line which may exceed 7,000 feet. The interrogation rate is typically 330 stations/second. The master interrogating station samples each station according to a shared, charging transmit-receive cycle. All remote station address signals, all data signals from the remote stations/sensors and all power for all of the remote station/sensors are transmitted via a single continuous terminated coaxial cable. A means is provided for periodically and remotely calibrating all remote sensors for zero and span. A provision is available to remotely disconnect any selected sensor station from the main transmission line.

Fasching, George E. (Morgantown, WV); Keech, Jr., Thomas W. (Morgantown, WV)

1980-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

219

A Novel Approach to Transients in Transmission Lines  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Transient traveling waves in transmission lines can be analyzed by means of bounce diagrams. However, the procedures in deriving the transient responses are often mechanical and provide little physical insight to the solutions of wave equations. In this ...

C. Q. Lee

1987-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

220

Electrical and Biological Effects of Transmission Lines: A Review.  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This review describes the electrical properties of a-c and d-c transmission lines and the resulting effects on plants, animals, and people. Methods used by BPA to mitigate undesirable effects are also discussed. Although much of the information in this review pertains to high-voltage transmission lines, information on distribution lines and electrical appliances is included. The electrical properties discussed are electric and magnetic fields and corona: first for alternating-current (a-c) lines, then for direct current (d-c).

Lee, Jack M.

1989-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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221

Gas insulated transmission line having tapered particle trapping ring  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A gas-insulated transmission line includes an outer sheath, an inner conductor, insulating supports and an insulating gas. A particle-trapping ring is secured to each insulating support, and it is comprised of a central portion and two tapered end portions. The ends of the particle trapping ring have a smaller diameter than the central portion of the ring, so as to enable the use of the particle trapping ring in a curved transmission line.

Cookson, Alan H. (Pittsburgh, PA)

1982-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

222

Future Inspection and Monitoring of Underground Transmission Lines  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Underground transmission lines have performed reliably for the power transmission industry. Nonetheless, there are opportunities to improve on-line condition assessment of the underground cable systems. Some of these opportunities can be realized by incorporating improved sensors, more efficient power sources to the sensors, enhanced data collection systems, and better integration with utilities operations systems. This report describes technologies that can be applied in future inspection and monitoring...

2009-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

223

Thermal Models of Overhead Transmission Lines Operating at High Temperatures  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Bare stranded overhead transmission line conductorsreferred to as aluminum conductor steel reinforced ACSRtypically consist of at least two layers of aluminum strands, helically stranded around a core consisting of steel wires. The current that flows through such conductors is located predominantly in the aluminum layers while the steel core provides mechanical strength and limits sag at high temperature. The lack of new line construction combined with the decoupling of transmission from power generatio...

2010-12-23T23:59:59.000Z

224

Guide for the Application of Transmission Line Surge Arrestors  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Lightning flashovers are the most frequent cause of transmission line outages, resulting in a direct cost to utilities of more than $1 billion per year in damaged or destroyed equipment. There are also substantial indirect costs involved due to the reduction in power quality caused by frequent lightning outages. The lightning performance of transmission lines is usually improved by installing overhead ground or shield wires or by increasing the tower footing resistance; however, in some cases, these meas...

2009-12-21T23:59:59.000Z

225

Corrugated outer sheath gas-insulated transmission line  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A gas-insulated transmission line includes two transmission line sections each of which are formed of a corrugated outer housing enclosing an inner high-voltage conductor disposed therein, with insulating support means supporting the inner conductor within the outer housing and an insulating gas providing electrical insulation therebetween. The outer housings in each section have smooth end sections at the longitudinal ends thereof which are joined together by joining means which provide for a sealing fixed joint.

Kemeny, George A. (Pittsburgh, PA); Cookson, Alan H. (Churchill Boro, PA)

1981-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

226

Electrical Effects of HVDC Transmission Lines--2012  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Electrical effects may constrain the design of prospective high-voltage direct current (HVDC) lines, when either alone or sharing the same structures with high-voltage alternating current (HVAC) lines. In 2012, the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) research focused on electric field and ion density at ground level. The ultimate goal is to calculate with confidence these electrical effects. The work built on research previously performed, including pioneering research performed at EPRI’s ...

2012-12-12T23:59:59.000Z

227

Electrical Effects of HVDC Transmission Lines  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Electrical effects can constrain the design of prospective high-voltage direct current (HVDC) lines operating either alone or sharing the same rights of way structures with high-voltage alternate current (HVAC) lines. In 2013, the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) research on HVDC electrical effects focused on electric field and ion density at ground level. The ultimate goal of the project is to calculate with confidence these electrical effects. The algorithms on which the software currently ...

2013-11-08T23:59:59.000Z

228

STRATEGIC TRANSMISSION INVESTMENT PLAN  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

involves the construction of an approximate 1000 mile HVAC and HVDC transmission project from British ACSR. (Northern Segment) b) A 3000 MVA, 500 kV HVAC to +/-500 kV HVDC Converter at the NEO Station. c) A +/-500 kV HVDC line from the NEO Station to the proposed Collinsville Substation in the San Francisco Bay

229

Nondestructive Testing of Overhead Transmission Lines: Numerical and Experimental Investigation  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Overhead transmission lines are periodically inspected using both on-ground and helicopter-aided visual inspection. Factors including sun glare, cloud cover, close proximity to power lines and the rapidly changing visual circumstances make airborne inspection of power lines a particularly hazardous task. In this research, a finite element model is developed that can be used to create the theoretical dispersion curves of an overhead transmission line. The complex geometry of the overhead transmission line is the primary reason for absence of a theoretical solution to get the analytical dispersion curves. The numerical results are then verified with experimental tests using a non-contact and broadband laser detection technique. The methodology developed in this study can be further extended to a continuous monitoring system and be applied to other cable monitoring applications, such as bridge cable monitoring, which would otherwise put human inspectors at risk.

Kulkarni, Salil Subhash

2009-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

230

Survey of Substation Equipment Access Control Policies  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Utility management and control of access to substations and equipment can help prevent not only unauthorized access by outside agents with ill intent, but also erroneous access to, or erroneous operation of, utility equipment by utility personnel.  This report provides the results of an EPRI–sponsored research project to identify how utilities manage access to transmission and distribution substations and equipment. BackgroundThe enhanced ...

2012-11-20T23:59:59.000Z

231

Substation voltage upgrading  

SciTech Connect

Substation voltage uprating, i.e., conversion of a substation from a lower rated voltage to a higher rated voltage without a complete substation rebuild, can lead to excellent economic benefits. Utilization of the old substation layout and/or the existing equipment, to some extent, is the practical objective of such an uprating. The objective of this project was to assess the opportunities for substation uprating in the industry, to establish feasibility for such uprating and to study methods for accomplishing it. The final aim of the project was to provide guidance to utilities interested in uprating. 56 refs., 41 figs., 18 tabs.

Panek, J.; Elahi, H.; Sublich, M. (General Electric Co., Schenectady, NY (USA). Systems Development and Engineering Dept.)

1989-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

232

Electric Companies and Electric Transmission Lines (North Dakota) |  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Electric Companies and Electric Transmission Lines (North Dakota) Electric Companies and Electric Transmission Lines (North Dakota) Electric Companies and Electric Transmission Lines (North Dakota) < Back Eligibility Utility Fed. Government Commercial Agricultural Investor-Owned Utility State/Provincial Govt Industrial Construction Municipal/Public Utility Local Government Residential Installer/Contractor Rural Electric Cooperative Tribal Government Low-Income Residential Schools Retail Supplier Institutional Multi-Family Residential Systems Integrator Fuel Distributor Nonprofit General Public/Consumer Transportation Savings Category Alternative Fuel Vehicles Hydrogen & Fuel Cells Buying & Making Electricity Water Home Weatherization Solar Wind Program Info State North Dakota Program Type Line Extension Analysis The Public Service Commission has the authority to regulate the

233

Stand-off transmission lines and method for making same  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

Standoff transmission lines in an integrated circuit structure are formed by etching away or removing the portion of the dielectric layer separating the microstrip metal lines and the ground plane from the regions that are not under the lines. The microstrip lines can be fabricated by a subtractive process of etching a metal layer, an additive process of direct laser writing fine lines followed by plating up the lines or a subtractive/additive process in which a trench is etched over a nucleation layer and the wire is electrolytically deposited. Microstrip lines supported on freestanding posts of dielectric material surrounded by air gaps are produced. The average dielectric constant between the lines and ground plane is reduced, resulting in higher characteristic impedance, less crosstalk between lines, increased signal propagation velocities, and reduced wafer stress. 16 figures.

Tuckerman, D.B.

1991-05-21T23:59:59.000Z

234

Stand-off transmission lines and method for making same  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

Standoff transmission lines in an integrated circuit structure are formed by etching away or removing the portion of the dielectric layer separating the microstrip metal lines and the ground plane from the regions that are not under the lines. The microstrip lines can be fabricated by a subtractive process of etching a metal layer, an additive process of direct laser writing fine lines followed by plating up the lines or a subtractive/additive process in which a trench is etched over a nucleation layer and the wire is electrolytically deposited. Microstrip lines supported on freestanding posts of dielectric material surrounded by air gaps are produced. The average dielectric constant between the lines and ground plane is reduced, resulting in higher characteristic impedance, less crosstalk between lines, increased signal propagation velocities, and reduced wafer stress.

Tuckerman, David B. (Livermore, CA)

1991-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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DOE/EA-1967: Hills Creek-Lookout Point Transmission Line Rebuild...  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

DOEEA-1967: Hills Creek-Lookout Point Transmission Line Rebuild, Lane County, Oregon DOEEA-1967: Hills Creek-Lookout Point Transmission Line Rebuild, Lane County, Oregon Summary...

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Timing modeling and optimization under the transmission line model  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Abstract—As the operating frequency increases to gigahertz and the rise time of a signal is less than or comparable to the time-of-flight delay of a wire, it is necessary to consider the transmission line behavior for delay computation. We present in this paper, an analytical formula for the delay computation under the transmission line model. Extensive simulations with SPICE show the high fidelity of the formula. Compared with previous works, our model leads to smaller average errors in delay estimation. Based on this formula, we show the property that the minimum delay for a transmission line with reflection occurs when the number of round trips is minimized (i.e., equals one). Besides, we show that the delay of a circuit path is a posynomial function in wire and buffer sizes, implying that a local optimum is equal to the global optimum. Thus, we can apply any efficient search algorithm such as the well-known gradient search procedure to compute the globally optimal solution. Experimental results show that simultaneous wire and buffer sizing is very effective for performance optimization under the transmission line model. Index Terms—Buffer sizing, delay model, inductance, interconnect, performance optimization, transmission line, wire sizing.

Tai-chen Chen; Song-ra Pan; Yao-wen Chang

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

237

Use of Transmission Line Easements for Benefit of Native Bees  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The management of vegetation on electric utility rights-of-way (ROWs) is an essential part of managing electrical transmission and distribution systems. This study examines the impact of habitat vegetation management in transmission line easements on native bee communities. The study emphasizes quantitative testing of whether management strategies such as integrated vegetation management, seeding, and plantingall of which differ from the standard mechanical removal of tall vegetation through episodic mow...

2011-12-20T23:59:59.000Z

238

Energia Sierra Juarez U.S. Transmission Line Draft EIS  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Energia Sierra Juarez U.S. Transmission Line Project Energia Sierra Juarez U.S. Transmission Line Project Draft Environmental Impact Statement Summary August 2010 U.S. Department of Energy Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability Washington, DC 20585 Cooperating Agency - County of San Diego San Diego, CA DOE/EIS-0414 Department of Energy Washington, DC 20585 August 2010 Dear Sir/Madam: Enclosed for your review and comment is the Energia Sierra Juarez U.S. Transmission Line Project Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DOE/EIS-0414), prepared by the Department of Energy (DOE) pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA) and its implementing regulations. The County of San Diego, California, is a cooperating agency in the preparation of this Draft EIS.

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Many Body Physics with Coupled Transmission Line Resonators  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

We present the Josephson junction intersected superconducting transmission line resonator. In contrast to the Josephson parametric amplifier, Josephson bifurcation amplifier and Josephson parametric converter we consider the regime of few microwave photons. We review the derivation of eigenmode frequencies and zero point fluctuations of the nonlinear transmission line resonator and the derivation of the eigenmode Kerr nonlinearities. Remarkably these nonlinearities can reach values comparable to Transmon qubits rendering the device ideal for accessing the strongly correlated regime. This is particularly interesting for investigation of quantum many-body dynamics of interacting particles under the influence of drive and dissipation. We provide current profiles for the device modes and investigate the coupling between resonators in a network of nonlinear transmission line resonators.

Martin Leib; Michael J. Hartmann

2012-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

240

Multimode circuit QED with hybrid metamaterial transmission lines  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Quantum transmission lines are a central to superconducting and hybrid quantum computing. Parallel to these developments are those of left-handed meta-materials. They have a wide variety of applications in photonics from the microwave to the visible range such as invisibility cloaks and perfect flat lenses. For classical guided microwaves, left-handed transmission lines have been proposed and studied on the macroscopic scale. We combine these ideas in presenting a left-handed/right-handed hybrid transmission line for applications in quantum optics on a chip. The resulting system allows circuit QED to reach a new regime: multi-mode ultra-strong coupling. Out of the many potential applications of this novel device, we discuss two; the preparation of multipartite entangled states and its use as a quantum simulator for the spin-boson model where a quantum phase transition is reached up to finite size-effects.

Daniel J. Egger; Frank K. Wilhelm

2013-02-22T23:59:59.000Z

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241

Self-monitoring high voltage transmission line suspension insulator  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A high voltage transmission line suspension insulator (18 or 22) which monitors its own dielectric integrity. A dielectric rod (10) has one larger diameter end fitting attachable to a transmission line and another larger diameter end fitting attachable to a support tower. The rod is enclosed in a dielectric tube (14) which is hermetically sealed to the rod's end fittings such that a liquidtight space (20) is formed between the rod and the tube. A pressurized dielectric liquid is placed within that space. A discoloring dye placed within this space is used to detect the loss of the pressurized liquid.

Stemler, Gary E. (Vancouver, WA); Scott, Donald N. (Vancouver, WA)

1981-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

242

Exposure to transmission line electric fields during farming operations  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper describes an analysis of exposure to transmission line electric fields during typical farming operations. This analysis makes use of experimentally determined ''activity factors'' and time budget information for typical farms as compiled by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. A detailed exposure assessment for 18 ''typical farms'' (as defined by USDA) is provided for a base case 345 kV design. Exposure estimates for transmission lines ranging from 115-765 kV are provided for a representative farm.

Silva, M.; Huber, D.

1985-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

243

UPDATE TO PLAINS & EASTERN CLEAN LINE PROPOSAL FOR NEW OR UPGRADED TRANSMISSION LINE PROJECTS  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

UPDATE TO PLAINS & EASTERN CLEAN LINE PROPOSAL UPDATE TO PLAINS & EASTERN CLEAN LINE PROPOSAL FOR NEW OR UPGRADED TRANSMISSION LINE PROJECTS UNDER SECTION 1222 OF THE ENERGY POLICY ACT OF 2005 AUGUST 2011 Table of Contents 1. Executive Summary .......................................................................................................... 1 2. Project Update .................................................................................................................. 2 a. Jobs and Economic Development ........................................................................................................... 5 b. Interconnection Studies ............................................................................................................................. 6 c. Routing and Public Outreach ................................................................................................................... 7

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Substation Data Integration  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The purpose of the project was to implement a field demonstration of automated substation data integration. To achieve the goal of the smart grid, it will be necessary to integrate substation intelligent electronic device (IED) data into a data warehouse or data mart. Converting data to information to allow improved decision making requires automation, which is referred to as an information smart approach. The report discusses automated integration of data from substation IEDs and automated analysis of r...

2010-12-06T23:59:59.000Z

245

Transmission Line Fault Inspection and Root Cause Analysis Approach  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Transmission lines are designed to transfer electric power from source locations, sometimes over great distances through different terrains and exposed to several influences. These challenges include faulty equipment, misoperation, human errors, and aging of components, as well as meteorological and ecological factors such as storms, lightning, and the effects of plants and animals. A number of techniques are currently used to isolate the faulting line and provide the fault position. Sustained or ...

2013-12-20T23:59:59.000Z

246

Economic and Environmental Challenges of Transmission Lines - An Engineering Perspective  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The permitting process for transmission lines requires engaging the public through meetings and education to develop siting consensus. This approach requires that everyone involved in the siting procedures have an in-depth understanding of the primary technical issues. The applicant must demonstrate due diligence in justifying the new line as the best choice when compared to alternatives. Technical depth of understanding is crucial in obtaining permits from state or federal regulators. In national intere...

2011-12-12T23:59:59.000Z

247

Spectroscopy of a Qubit Array via a Single Transmission Line  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Frequency-selective readout for superconducting qubits opens the way towards scaling qubit circuits up without increasing the number of measurement lines. Here we demonstrate the readout of an array of 7 flux qubits located on the same chip. Each qubit is placed near an individual lambda/4 resonator which, in turn, is coupled to a common microwave transmission line. We performed spectroscopy of all qubits and determined their parameters in a single measurement run.

Jerger, M; Macha, P; Huebner, U; Lukashenko, A; Il'ichev, E; Ustinov, A V

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

248

Transmission Line Fault Inspection and Root Cause Analysis Approach  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Transmission lines are designed to transfer electric power from source locations sometimes over great distances through different terrains and exposed to several influences. These challenges include faulty equipment, misoperation, human errors, and aging of components, and meteorological and ecological factors such as storms, lightning, and the effects of plants and animals. A number of techniques are currently used to isolate the faulting line and provide the fault position. Sustained or permanent ...

2012-12-20T23:59:59.000Z

249

Tests with a line-commutated converter as a variable inductive load on the Bonneville Power Administration transmission system  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

A twelve-pulse, line-commutated converter, with a steady-state rating of 2.5 kV and 5.5 kA, formerly used for charging and discharging a superconducting magnet, was reconfigured as a static reactive power load. Tests staged at the Tacoma, WA, substation of the Bonneville Power Administration (BPA) revealed that the converter could be used as a variable inductive load, provided a stable current controller was installed. The unit was modulated as a variable VAR load following a sinusoidal VAR demand signal with an amplitude up to 14.8 MVAR. The total losses at maximum VAR output were 370 kW. This paper explains the necessary modifications of the converter to operate as a variable reactive load. Measured current waveshapes are analyzed. The effects of such a load on the BPA transmission system are presented.

Boenig, H.J.; Hauer, J.F.; Nielsen, R.G.

1986-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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General purpose rigid coaxial transmission lines and their associated flange connectors - Part 2 Detail specifications  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Describes detail specifications for general purpose rigid coaxial transmission lines and their associated flange connectors.

International Electrotechnical Commission. Geneva

1996-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

251

Design Considerations of Fast-cycling Synchrotrons Based on Superconducting Transmission Line Magnets  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Design Considerations of Fast-cycling Synchrotrons Based on Superconducting Transmission Line Magnets

Piekarz, H; Huang, Y; Shiltsev, V

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

252

DOE/EIS-0285/SA-134: Supplement Analysis for the Transmission System Vegetation Management Program FEIS (Bandon-Rogue-GoldBeach)(3/24/03)  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

4, 2003 4, 2003 REPLY TO ATTN OF: KEP/4 SUBJECT: Supplement Analysis for the Transmission System Vegetation Management Program FEIS (DOE/EIS-0285/SA-134-Bandon-Rogue-GoldBeach) Ben Tilley Natural Resource Specialist - TFE/Alvey Proposed Action: Vegetation Management for the Bandon-Rogue-Gold Beach transmission line corridor. This corridor includes the Bandon-Rogue #1 115 kV transmission line from Bandon Substation to Rogue Substation and the Rogue-Gold Beach #1 and #2 115kV transmission lines, starting at Rogue Substation and ending at Gold Beach Substation. In addition the project includes adjacent portions of the Fairview-Rogue #1 230 kV Transmission Line. Location: The project is located in the BPA Eugene Region, Coos and Curry Counties, Oregon.

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High voltage gas insulated transmission line with continuous particle trapping  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

This invention provides a novel high voltage gas insulated transmission line utilizing insulating supports spaced at intervals with snap-in means for supporting a continuous trapping apparatus and said trapping apparatus having perforations and cutouts to facilitate trapping of contaminating particles and system flexibility.

Cookson, Alan H. (Pittsburgh, PA); Dale, Steinar J. (Monroeville, PA)

1983-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Interactive Transmission Line Computer Program for Undergraduate Teaching  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Distributed-circuit analysis using transmission lines is a standard topic in undergraduate education in electrical engineering and computer engineering. This paper presents a simple menu-driven program that students can use to explore the behavior of transmission line circuits, and as a computational laboratory for verifying their solutions to homework problems. At the introductory level the program demonstrates traveling waves and standing waves. Smith-chart calculations of impedance and reflection coefficient can be associated with the standing-wave pattern on the transmission line. A branching circuit can be solved, including impedance matching with a quarter-wave transformer. At the intermediate level, students can use the program to test their designs for two- and three-step Chebyshev transformers, and for impedance matching using single, double and triple-stub circuits. The program makes easy the calculation of the bandwidth of a design by displaying the return loss or transmission loss as a function of frequency. Low-pass and bandstop filters can be solved. The program encourages students to explore the behavior of the voltages and currents on the lines as the frequency is changed to gain insight into the operation of transformers, matching schemes and filters.

Christopher W. Trueman

2000-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

255

Analysis of time response of lossy multiconductor transmission line networks  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Abstract —Systems are considered consisting of an arbitrary number of multiconductor transmission lines joined and terminated by arbitrary linear networks. The fines are assumed to be Iossy, with frequency-dependent parameters. The system is analyzed in the frequency domain, and the inverse Fourier transform is used to obtain tbe time-domain response.

Antonije R. Djordjevic; Tapan; K. Sarkar; Senior Member

1987-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

256

HIGH FREQUENCY POWER TRANSMISSION LINE FOR CYCLOTRONS AND THE LIKE  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

High-frequency power transmission systems, particularly a stacked capacitance alternating power current transmission line wherein maximum utilization of the effective conductios skin of the line conductors is achieved while enabling a low impedance to be obtained are reported. The transmission line consists of a number of flat metal strips with interleaved dielectric strips. The metal dielectric strips are coiled spirally with the axis of the spiral extending along the length of the strips, and the alternating metal strips at the output end have outwardly extending aligned lugs which are directly strapped together and connected to the respective terminals on the load. At the input end of the transmission line, similarly, the alternate metal strips are directly strapped together and connected to an altereating current source. With the arrangement described each metal strip conducts on both sides, so that the metal strips are designed to have a thickness corresponding to twice the depth of the "skin effect" conducting lamina of each conductor at the source frequency.

Armstrong, W.J.

1954-04-20T23:59:59.000Z

257

Optimization of Transmission Line Design Using Life Cycle Costing  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

When an overhead line is designed, all costs incurred during the expected life of the line should be considered. The total cost during the life or life-cycle cost of a transmission line is a combination of the initial capital cost, operation and maintenance (O&M) cost, cost of electrical losses over its entire life, and dependability associated costs. The option that has the lowest life-cycle cost is selected as the optimized design. A tool is required by utility engineers to help them readily select an ...

2009-12-22T23:59:59.000Z

258

Optimization of Transmission Line Design Using Life-Cycle Costing  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

When an overhead line is designed, all costs incurred during the expected life of the line should be considered. The total cost during the life, or life-cycle cost, of a transmission line is a combination of the initial capital cost, operation and maintenance (O&M) cost, cost of electrical losses over its entire life, and dependability-associated costs. The option that has the lowest life-cycle cost is selected as the optimized design. A tool is required by utility engineers to help them readily select a...

2008-12-09T23:59:59.000Z

259

Ratings of Transmission Lines: Applications, Computations, and Thermal Models  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The thermal rating of overhead transmission lines can be complex, because there is no way to directly measure the line rating and because high current load events occur only rarely in most parts of the power system. A thermal line rating is a prediction of how the conductor will behave thermally, mechanically, and electrically in the event of a high electrical current. It is possible to calculate ratings incorrectly and not discover that this is true until a most inopportune timeduring a system emergency...

2011-12-16T23:59:59.000Z

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EIS-0478: Antelope Valley Station to Neset Transmission Project, Mercer, Dunn, Billngs, Williams, McKenzie, and Mountrail Counties, ND  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE))

USDA Rural Utilities Service is preparing this EIS to evaluate the potential environmental impacts of constructing, operating, and maintaining a proposed transmission line and associated facilities in western North Dakota. DOE’s Western Area Power Administration, a cooperating agency, would modify its existing Williston Substation to allow a connection of the proposed new transmission line to Western’s transmission system.

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261

Wireless Sensor Network for Electric Transmission Line Monitoring  

SciTech Connect

Generally, federal agencies tasked to oversee power grid reliability are dependent on data from grid infrastructure owners and operators in order to obtain a basic level of situational awareness. Since there are many owners and operators involved in the day-to-day functioning of the power grid, the task of accessing, aggregating and analyzing grid information from these sources is not a trivial one. Seemingly basic tasks such as synchronizing data timestamps between many different data providers and sources can be difficult as evidenced during the post-event analysis of the August 2003 blackout. In this project we investigate the efficacy and cost effectiveness of deploying a network of wireless power line monitoring devices as a method of independently monitoring key parts of the power grid as a complement to the data which is currently available to federal agencies from grid system operators. Such a network is modeled on proprietary power line monitoring technologies and networks invented, developed and deployed by Genscape, a Louisville, Kentucky based real-time energy information provider. Genscape measures transmission line power flow using measurements of electromagnetic fields under overhead high voltage transmission power lines in the United States and Europe. Opportunities for optimization of the commercial power line monitoring technology were investigated in this project to enable lower power consumption, lower cost and improvements to measurement methodologies. These optimizations were performed in order to better enable the use of wireless transmission line monitors in large network deployments (perhaps covering several thousand power lines) for federal situational awareness needs. Power consumption and cost reduction were addressed by developing a power line monitor using a low power, low cost wireless telemetry platform known as the ''Mote''. Motes were first developed as smart sensor nodes in wireless mesh networking applications. On such a platform, it has been demonstrated in this project that wireless monitoring units can effectively deliver real-time transmission line power flow information for less than $500 per monitor. The data delivered by such a monitor has during the course of the project been integrated with a national grid situational awareness visualization platform developed by Oak Ridge National Laboratory. Novel vibration energy scavenging methods based on piezoelectric cantilevers were also developed as a proposed method to power such monitors, with a goal of further cost reduction and large-scale deployment. Scavenging methods developed during the project resulted in 50% greater power output than conventional cantilever-based vibrational energy scavenging devices typically used to power smart sensor nodes. Lastly, enhanced and new methods for electromagnetic field sensing using multi-axis magnetometers and infrared reflectometry were investigated for potential monitoring applications in situations with a high density of power lines or high levels of background 60 Hz noise in order to isolate power lines of interest from other power lines in close proximity. The goal of this project was to investigate and demonstrate the feasibility of using small form factor, highly optimized, low cost, low power, non-contact, wireless electric transmission line monitors for delivery of real-time, independent power line monitoring for the US power grid. The project was divided into three main types of activity as follows; (1) Research into expanding the range of applications for non-contact power line monitoring to enable large scale low cost sensor network deployments (Tasks 1, 2); (2) Optimization of individual sensor hardware components to reduce size, cost and power consumption and testing in a pilot field study (Tasks 3,5); and (3) Demonstration of the feasibility of using the data from the network of power line monitors via a range of custom developed alerting and data visualization applications to deliver real-time information to federal agencies and others tasked with grid reliability (Tasks 6,8)

Alphenaar, Bruce

2009-06-30T23:59:59.000Z

262

Federal Draft Environmental Impact Statement and State of Montana Supplemental Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the Montana Alberta Tie Ltd. (MATL) 230-kV Transmission Line  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

S-1 S.1 Introduction This document is both a State of Montana Supplemental Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) and a U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Federal Draft EIS (referred to herein as the Draft EIS for both state and federal purposes) prepared for the United States portion of the proposed Montana Alberta Tie Ltd. (MATL) 230-kilovolt (kV) transmission line. MATL has proposed to construct an international 230-kV alternating current merchant (private) transmission line that would originate at an existing NorthWestern Energy (NWE) 230-kV switch yard at Great Falls, Montana, and extend north to a new substation to be constructed northeast of Lethbridge, Alberta, crossing the U.S.-Canada international border north of Cut Bank, Montana (proposed Project). Approximately

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DOE Transmission Capacity Report | Department of Energy  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Transmission Capacity Report Transmission Capacity Report DOE Transmission Capacity Report DOE Transmission Capacity Report: Transmission lines, substations, circuit breakers, capacitors, and other equipment provide more than just a highway to deliver energy and power from generating units to distribution systems. Transmission systems both complement and substitute for generation. Transmission generally enhances reliability; lowers the cost of electricity delivered to consumers; limits the ability of generators to exercise market power; and provides flexibility to protect against uncertainties about future fuel prices, load growth, generator construction, and other factors affecting the electric system. DOE Transmission Capacity Report More Documents & Publications Report to Congress:Impacts of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission's

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Substation Configuration Reliability 1 Reliability of Substation Configurations  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

-Repairable Components," Power Learn Electric Power Engineering Education, Module PE.PAS.U15.5, 2005. #12;SubstationSubstation Configuration Reliability 1 Reliability of Substation Configurations Daniel Nack, Iowa substation, it still contains what could be described as weak points or points of failure that would lead

McCalley, James D.

265

AC-to-DC Power Transmission Line Conversion  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

System planners have grown more interest in the prospect of converting ac transmission lines to dc as transfer constraints become more severe and they increasingly recognize dc as a means to improve ac system performance. Two factors have influenced the economic case for conversion. The first is development of a new (tripole) dc configuration that allows dc to make full use of all three ac phase positions without the need for earth return. The second is the realization that converting an ac line to dc ma...

2010-11-10T23:59:59.000Z

266

EIS-0486: Plains & Eastern Clean Line Transmission Project  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE))

This EIS will evaluate the potential environmental impacts of participating with Clean Line Energy Partners LLC (Clean Line) in the proposed Plains & Eastern Project. The proposed project would include an overhead ± 600 kilovolt (kV) high voltage direct current (HVDC) electric transmission system and associated facilities with the capacity to deliver approximately 3,500 megawatts (MW) primarily from renewable energy generation facilities in the Oklahoma Panhandle region to load-serving entities in the Mid-South and Southeast via an interconnection with the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA).

267

Optimizing the Transmission Line Design for Effective Live Working  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This report is intended to help designers of transmission lines to factor in the techniques and tools for live working when designing a new line. This draft progress report is being provided to members of EPRI's base-funded Live Working Research project for review and comment. A final version of the report will be included as part of a chapter in the revised Red Book, which is being rewritten in 2003 and 2004. Live work is the performance of maintenance, construction, or testing on equipment and circuits...

2003-08-28T23:59:59.000Z

268

Superluminal tunneling of microwaves in smoothly varying transmission lines  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Tunneling of microwaves through a smooth barrier in a transmission line is considered. In contrast to standard wave barriers, we study the case where the dielectric permittivity is positive, and the barrier is caused by the inhomogeneous dielectric profile. It is found that reflectionless, superluminal tunneling can take place for waves with a finite spectral width. The consequences of these findings are discussed, and an experimental setup testing our predictions is proposed.

Shvartsburg, A B; Brodin, G; Stenflo, L

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

269

Signal encoding for party-line digital data transmission  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

A digital encoding method is described which permits a single clock generator to synchronise data transmission on a party-line busbar shared by many transceivers. The requirements for either a separate busbar for clock distribution or individual clocks in each transceiver are eliminated by the use of a signal set which allows the busbar to carry data and synchronising information generated simultaneously by separate sources. (10 refs).

Taylor, B G

1975-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

270

Field Guide: Inspection of Transmission Line Grounding Systems  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This EPRI report, one in a series of practical guides designed as reference aids for utility personnel working in the field, visually catalogs the various condition issues that commonly affect transmission line grounding systems. It presents photographs and short written descriptions of the conditions and lists associated causes, failure modes, and impacts.The downloadable PDF for this product is optimized for viewing on electronic devices such as tablets. For Android devices, Adobe ...

2013-11-25T23:59:59.000Z

271

To Optimally Design Microstrip Nonuniform Transmission Lines as Lowpass Filters  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

A method is proposed to optimally design the Microstrip Nonuniform Transmission Line (MNTLs) as lowpass filters. Some electrical and physical restrictions are used to design MNTLs. To optimally design the MNTLs, their strip width is expanded as truncated Fourier series, firstly. Then, the optimum values of the coefficients of the series are obtained through an optimization approach. The performance of the proposed structure is studied by design and fabrication of two lowpass filters of cutoff frequency 2.0 GHz.

Khalaj-Amirhosseini, M

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

272

Asymmetric parametric amplification in nonlinear left-handed transmission lines  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

We study parametric amplification in nonlinear left-handed transmission lines, which serve as model systems for nonlinear negative index metamaterials. We experimentally demonstrate amplification of a weak pump signal in three regimes: with the signal in the left-handed band, with the signal in the stop band, and with the signal at a defect frequency. In particular, we demonstrate the amplification of the incident wave by up to 15dB in the left-handed regime.

Powell, David A; Kivshar, Yuri S

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

273

Gas insulated transmission line with insulators having field controlling recesses  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A gas insulated transmission line having a novel insulator for supporting an inner conductor concentrically within an outer sheath. The insulator has a recess contiguous with the periphery of one of the outer and inner conductors. The recess is disposed to a depth equal to an optimum gap for the dielectric insulating fluid used for the high voltage insulation or alternately disposed to a large depth so as to reduce the field at the critical conductor/insulator interface.

Cookson, Alan H. (Pittsburgh, PA); Pederson, Bjorn O. (Chelmsford, MA)

1984-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

274

Field Guide: Inspection of Transmission Line Grounding Systems (Standard PDF)  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This EPRI report, one in a series of practical guides designed as reference aids for utility personnel working in the field, visually catalogs the various condition issues that commonly affect transmission line grounding systems. It presents photographs and short written descriptions of the conditions and lists associated causes, failure modes, and impacts. The guide is printed in color on high-quality paper and is ring-bound. It is therefore recommended that members order printed copies rather than ...

2012-11-06T23:59:59.000Z

275

Causes and Effects of Microshocks Under Transmission Lines  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Because the effect of a voltage on an overhead wire extends into the surrounding space, electric fields occur beneath overhead electric power transmission lines; and voltages are induced on nearby electrically conducting objects, whether vehicles, buildings, people, animals, or other similarly sized objects. Electric field induction can result in a current flow from the affected object to ground. This current flows to earth through the object's capacitance to ground and any parallel conducting ...

2013-10-07T23:59:59.000Z

276

Damping of bending waves in truss beams by electrical transmission lines with PZT actuators  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Damping of bending waves in truss beams by electrical transmission lines with PZT actuators F. dell of the truss beam with an electrical transmission line by a line distribution of PZT actuators. It has been modular beams by coupling them with fourth-order electric transmission lines and adding PZT actu- ators

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

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Proposed amendment to presidential permit PP-63 and associated modifications to 500 kV international transmission line, Forbes, Minnesota to Manitoba, Canada. Addendum to the final environmental assessment  

SciTech Connect

This Addendum to the Final Environmental Assessment for the Proposed Amendment to Presidential Permit PP-63 and Associated Modifications to 500 kV International Transmission Line: Forbes, Minnesota to Manitoba, Canada (DOE/EA-587) addresses Northern States Power Company`s (NSP) proposed expansion of the Forbes Substation. The applicant has requested that the expansion take place on the west side of the substation, within the existing property line, instead of on the north side as originally proposed. All of the proposed construction would take place on property already owned by NSP. DOE has reviewed the environmental impacts associated with this minor modification and has determined that the conclusions reached in the environmental assessment and Finding of No Significant Impact prepared in connection with NSP`s original amendment request remain valid.

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1992-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Proposed Amendment to Presidential Permit PP-63 and Associated Modifications to 500-kV International Transmission Line: Forbes, Minnesota to Manitoba, Canada, Northern States Power Company. Addendum to the final Environmental Assessment  

SciTech Connect

This Addendum to the Final Environmental Assessment for the Proposed Amendment to Presidential Permit PP-63 and Associated Modifications to 500 kV International Transmission Line: Forbes, Minnesota to Manitoba, Canada (DOE/EA-587) addresses Northern States Power Company`s (NSP) proposed expansion of the Forbes Substation. The applicant has requested that the expansion take place on the west side of the substation, within the existing property line, instead of on the north side as originally proposed. All of the proposed construction would take place on property already owned by NSP. DOE has reviewed the environmental impacts associated with this minor modification and has determined that the conclusions reached in the environmental assessment and Finding of No Significant Impact prepared in connection with NSP`s original amendment request remain valid.

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1992-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Table 6. Existing and Proposed High-voltage Transmission Line ...  

U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)

U MAIN AC 345 345 0 Jun-08 Baldwin Power Plant Rush Island Substati 26 OH P S 0 1 2 9208 I9 9 U MAIN AC 345 345 0 Jun-08 Prairie State PP Sub Stallings Substation 7.5 ...

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Substation Site Assessment  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Companies assess environmental conditions at their facilities as part of routine operations and in preparation of property transfers. This report and template provide a simple, efficient guide for assessing substation facilities.

2001-02-09T23:59:59.000Z

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281

EPRI Transmission Line Reference Book (Blue Book): 115-345 kV Compact Line Design  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This report is an updated edition of the industry standard on overhead line compaction, the EPRI Transmission Line Reference Book: 115-138 kV Compact Line Design, commonly known as the Blue Book, which was last published in 1978. Publication of this new edition is the culmination of three years of research by a team of experts in the field. The report includes the latest information on research, technology, materials, and utility experience with compact lines. Note that this electronic report is being pu...

2007-12-13T23:59:59.000Z

282

Substation Grounding Grids  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This report is an account of research performed by the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) in 2011 on the subject of degradation of buried grounding grids in electric power substations. Substation ground grids are usually made of copper conductors, which are placed below grade and are joined together and to the above-grade structures with various types of connectors. While above-grade connections are visible and may be inspected, below-grade connections are not visible or readily accessible for insp...

2011-12-22T23:59:59.000Z

283

EPRI Substation Grounding Project  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) has been conducting research in the area of substation grounding and fault current management for several decades. This research has resulted in a large number of reports and other products. To help users locate the results of EPRI’s research in substation grounding and fault current management, an annual update is prepared containing brief descriptions of the products.ObjectiveThe objective of this report is ...

2012-09-06T23:59:59.000Z

284

EA-1952: Lane-Wendson No. 1 Transmission Line Rebuild Project...  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

52: Lane-Wendson No. 1 Transmission Line Rebuild Project; Lane County, Oregon EA-1952: Lane-Wendson No. 1 Transmission Line Rebuild Project; Lane County, Oregon SUMMARY Bonneville...

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EA-1891: Alvey-Fairview 230-kV Transmission Line Rebuild Lane...  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

1: Alvey-Fairview 230-kV Transmission Line Rebuild Lane, Douglas and Coos Counties, Oregon EA-1891: Alvey-Fairview 230-kV Transmission Line Rebuild Lane, Douglas and Coos Counties,...

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EA-1972: ED2 Saguaro No. 2 115-kV Transmission Line Rebuild Project...  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

No. 2 115-kV Transmission Line Rebuild Project for Central Arizona Project near Eloy, Pinal County, Arizona EA-1972: ED2 Saguaro No. 2 115-kV Transmission Line Rebuild Project...

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Sensor Technologies for a Smart Transmission System An EPRI White Paper  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Sensor Technologies for a Smart Transmission System Sensor Technologies for a Smart Transmission System An EPRI White Paper December 2009 December 2009 Page 2 An EPRI White Paper Sensor Technologies for a Smart Transmission System Aging equipment and tight O&M budgets are putting the squeeze on transmission line and substation managers. A new gen- eration of low-cost sensors can help diag- nose equipment health to optimize mainte- nance and prevent catastrophic failures. Power delivery systems are among the largest and most diverse, remotely located investments. There are a num- ber of challenges that utilities face with their transmis- sion line and substation assets: * Existing transmission lines and substations are aging while the required reliability is increasing and the availability of clearance to perform maintenance is

288

AN INFINITE DIMENSIONAL DESCRIPTOR SYSTEM MODEL FOR ELECTRICAL CIRCUITS WITH TRANSMISSION LINES  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

AN INFINITE DIMENSIONAL DESCRIPTOR SYSTEM MODEL FOR ELECTRICAL CIRCUITS WITH TRANSMISSION LINES TIMO REIS Abstract. In this paper a model of linear electrical circuits with transmission lines is de-coupled with the telegraph equations who describe the behavior of the transmission lines. The resulting system of equations

Reis, Timo

289

Overhead Transmission Line Inspection - Online Training (OTLOT) Version 9.0  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The EPRI Overhead Transmission Line Inspection - Online Training is a CD-based application for training on how to complete overhead transmission line inspections.It contains fourteen modules of instruction on overhead transmission line inspections. A browser interface helps the user navigate through the interactive training. As the user moves through the module, it provides instruction, application practice, and review questions.Benefits & ...

2013-12-16T23:59:59.000Z

290

PRE-SW EPRI Overhead Transmission Line Inspection - Online Training (OTLOT) Version 9.0, Beta  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The EPRI Overhead Transmission Line Inspection - Online Training is a CD-based application for training on how to complete overhead transmission line inspections.It contains fourteen modules of instruction on overhead transmission line inspections. A browser interface helps the user navigate through the interactive training. As the user moves through the module, it provides instruction, application practice, and review questions.    Benefits ...

2013-08-25T23:59:59.000Z

291

Analysis of the ITER LFS Reflectometer Transmission Line System  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A critical issue in the design of the ITER Low Field Side (LFS) reflectometer is the transmission line (TL) system. A TL connects each launcher to a diagnostic instrument. Each TL will typically consist of ~42 m of corrugated waveguide and up to 10 miter bends. Important issues for the performance of the TL system are mode conversion and reflections. Minimizing mode conversion and reflections in the waveguide are critical to minimizing standing waves and phase errors in the reflectometer-measured phase. The performance of the corrugated waveguide and miter bends is analyzed and recommendations given.

Hanson, Gregory R [ORNL; Wilgen, John B [ORNL; Bigelow, Tim S [ORNL; Diem, Stephanie J [ORNL; Biewer, Theodore M [ORNL

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

292

Microsoft Word - Ringold Substation Upgrade CX.doc  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

1, 2011 1, 2011 REPLY TO ATTN OF: KEC-4 SUBJECT: Environmental Clearence Memorandum Myra Lovell - TELP-TPP-3 Proposed Action: Ringold Substation Structure Replacement Project Budget Information: Work Order # 00272078 Task 03 Categorical Exclusion Applied (from Subpart D, 10 C.F.R. Part 1021: B4.6 "Additions or modifications to electric power transmission facilities..." Location: Franklin County, Washington - Township 12 North, Range 29 East, Section 26 of the Basin City Quadrangle Proposed by: Bonneville Power Administration (BPA) Description of the Proposed Action: BPA is proposing to replace the single pole structure 8/9 of the Benton-Scooteney No. 1 115-kV transmission line, the attached vertically mounted disconnect switch,

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Microsoft PowerPoint - FY12 RMR - CRSP TRANSMISSION PLANNING MEETING_Final.PPT [Compatibility Mode]  

NLE Websites -- All DOE Office Websites (Extended Search)

TRANSMISSION TRANSMISSION PLANNING MEETING PLANNING MEETING December 6, 2011 December 6, 2011 1 Agenda g Introductions CRSP North (Loveland) Program CRSP South (Phoenix) Program CRSP South (Phoenix) Program Open Forum 2 CRSP North (Loveland) ( ) Capital Program Transmission Lines Substations Communications Communications Control, Protection and Metering M bil & H E i t Mobile & Heavy Equipment Programmatic Improvements 3 Transmission Lines Line Equipment Replacements 50k in FY12 & every year after Pleasant View 24.9-kV Line Replacement Estimated Project Cost (EPC) $ 1,000k FY15 $200K FY16 $800K 4 Substations Annual Equipment Replacement Program Substation Test Equipment Combined all test equipment categories under movable property, "Test Equipment Replacements"

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Giant van der Waals and Casimir interactions via transmission lines  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

We show that the van der Waals (vdW) and Casimir forces between neutral particles can be enhanced by many orders of magnitude upon changing the character of the force-mediating vacuum photon-modes. By considering two induced dipoles in the vicinity of any standard electric transmission line, where photons can propagate in one dimension (1d), we find analytically that the interaction scales nontrivially with the inter-dipolar distance, resulting in much stronger and longer-range interaction than in free-space. This may have profound implications on the non-additivity of vdW and Casimir interactions in many-particle systems, and open the door for Casimir phenomena in 1d. We discuss the possibilities of measuring this effect, e.g. in a coplanar waveguide line.

Ephraim Shahmoon; Igor Mazets; Gershon Kurizki

2013-04-07T23:59:59.000Z

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Environmental Assessment of Proposed Lynch Creek Substation Project : Service to Eatonville and the Ohop Valley.  

SciTech Connect

Bonneville Power Administation (BPA) proposes to construct 3.2 miles of 115-kV transmission line from a tap point on Tacoma City Light's Cowlitz-LaGrande 115-kV line to a new 115/12.5-kV, 15/20/25 MVA substation to be located about 1 mile northwest of Eatonville, adjacent to the Eatonville cutoff road. This plan was selected following initial consideration of five alternative plans for satisfying electrical needs in the project area and following agreement with BPA's customers on a vicinity for the substation site. The vicinity selected is midway between the two load centers and would require the least construction of distribution line. Subsequently, four alternative line routes and two substation sites have been evaluated. These alternatives provide a range of costs, engineering solutions, and potential environmental impacts. This evaluation led to the selection of one line route. This document describes possible environmental impacts of the proposed actions. 7 refs, 9 figs., 5 tabs.

United States. Bonneville Power Administration.

1983-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

296

SunZia Southwest Transmission Project Comments  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

SunZia Southwest Transmission Project SunZia Southwest Transmission Project Comments Provided to the US Department of Energy Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability Request for Information Relating to the Permitting of Transmission Lines Submitted as of March 28, 2012 2 1.0 Background. SunZia Southwest Transmission Project (SunZia or the Project) is a joint development effort currently underway in Arizona and New Mexico. The Project definition includes licensing, permitting, financing, constructing and operating up to two 500 kilovolt alternating current (AC) transmission lines and up to five interconnecting substations.

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Notice of Intent for the Rebuild of the Libby (FEC) to Troy Section of BPA's Libby to Bonners Ferry 115-kilovolt Transmission Line (DOE/EIS-0379) (05/05/05)  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

56 56 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 86 / Thursday, May 5, 2005 / Notices Angeles to change between direct current and alternating current. This proposed converter station would be located in the vicinity of BPA's Port Angeles Substation in Clallam County, Washington, and would occupy from one to two acres. OC has proposed that the converter station be sited within the existing boundary of the Port Angeles Substation on property leased or otherwise transferred from BPA to OC. OC has proposed to begin construction of the HVDC transmission line and converter station by June 2006. Under this schedule, the HVDC system would be interconnected to the FCRTS in the fall of 2007, with a proposed operation date of December 2007. Once constructed, all existing land use and

298

Microsoft Word - CX-Covington_Substation_WEB.doc  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Harvey Schowe Harvey Schowe Project Manager - TESF-CSB-2 Proposed Action: Installation of new water system (potable and fire suppression) to entire Covington Complex PP&A Project No.: PP&A-1601 Budget Information: Work Order # 00257082 Categorical Exclusion Applied (from Subpart D, 10 C.F.R. Part 1021): B4.6 Additions/modifications to electric power transmission facilities within previously developed area. Location: Covington Substation in King County, Washington Proposed by: Bonneville Power Administration (BPA) Description of the Proposed Action: In order to provide adequate potable and fire-suppression water to buildings within the Covington Complex, BPA proposes to install approximately 1,500 feet of new potable water line and fire main line. One trench will be dug at a depth of 4-5 feet to carry both new pipes for the

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Microsoft Word - CX-ColumbiaREADaytonSubstationTap_WEB.doc  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

7, 2011 7, 2011 REPLY TO ATTN OF: KEPR-4 SUBJECT: Environmental Clearance Memorandum Mike Normandeau Customer Account Executive - PSE-SPOKANE Proposed Action: Columbia Rural Electric Association (Columbia REA) Dayton Substation Tap Line Project Budget Information: Work Order 00118303, Task 17 PP&A Project No.: PP&A 2089 Categorical Exclusion Applied (from Subpart D, 10 C.F.R. Part 1021): B4.12: Construction of electric power lines approximately 10 miles in length or less that are not for the integration of major new generation resources into a main transmission system. Location: Dayton, Columbia County, Washington Township 10 North, Range 39 East, Sections 14-17, 20 & 24 Township 10 North, Range 40 East, Sections 19 & 30

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Environmental Assessment and Finding of No Significant Impact: Western's Hoover Dam Bypass Project Phase II (Double-Circuiting a Portion of the Hoover-Mead No.5 and No.7 230-kV Transmission Lines with the Henderson-Mead No.1 230-kV Transmission Line, Clark County, Nevada)  

SciTech Connect

The U.S. Highway 93 (U.S. 93) Hoover Dam Bypass Project calls for the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Western Area Power Administration (Western) to remove its Arizona and Nevada (A&N) Switchyard. As a result of this action, Western must reconfigure its existing electrical transmission system in the Hoover Dam area. Western proposes to double-circuit a portion of the Hoover-Mead No.5 and No.7 230-kV Transmission Lines with the Henderson-Mead No.1 Transmission Line (see Figure 1-1). Double-circuiting is the placement of two separate electrical circuits, typically in the form of three separate conductors or bundles of conductors, on the same set of transmission line structures. The old Henderson-Hoover 230-kV Transmission Line would become the new Henderson-Mead No.1 and would extend approximately eight miles to connect with the Mead Substation. Western owns, operates, and maintains the Hoover-Mead No.5 and No.7, and Henderson-Hoover electrical power transmission lines. Additionally, approximately 0.25 miles of new right-of-way (ROW) would be needed for the Henderson-Mead No.1 when it transfers from double-circuiting with the Hoover-Mead No.7 to the Hoover-Mead No.5 at the Boulder City Tap. The proposed project would also involve a new transmission line ROW and structures where the Henderson-Mead No.1 will split from the Hoover-Mead No.5 and enter the northeast corner of the Mead Substation. Lastly, Western has proposed adding fiber optic overhead ground wire from the Hoover Power Plant to the Mead Substation on to the Henderson-Mead No.1, Hoover-Mead No.5 and No.7 Transmission Lines. The proposed project includes replacing existing transmission line tower structures, installing new structures, and adding new electrical conductors and fiber optic cables. As a consequence of these activities, ground disturbance may result from grading areas for structure placement, constructing new roads, improving existing roads for vehicle and equipment access, and from installing structures, conductors, and fiber optic cables. Project construction activities would be conducted within the existing 200-foot transmission line ROW and 50-foot access road ROW, although new spur access roads could occur outside of existing ROWs. As lead Federal agency for this action under National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), Western must ensure that adverse environmental effects on Federal and non-Federal lands and resources are avoided or minimized. This Environmental Assessment (EA) is intended to be a concise public document that assesses the probable and known impacts to the environment from Western's Proposed Action and alternatives, and reaches a conclusion about the significance of the impacts. This EA was prepared in compliance with NEPA regulations published by the Council on Environmental Quality (40 CFR 1500-1508) and implementing procedures of the Department of Energy (10 CFR 1021).

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2003-10-27T23:59:59.000Z

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A Case Study on the Effects of Distribution Line Capacitors on Substation Bus Voltage Regulated with a Load Tap Changing (LTC) Power Transformer: Southern Company Smart Grid Demonstration  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This case study describes research to address the adverse effects of distribution capacitors on substation bus voltage with a load-tap-changing (LTC) power transformer. By adding fixed and switched capacitors to the distribution system, Southern Company is able to maintain an efficient distribution grid by providing the reactive power near the end-use devices consuming this power. However, pressure to improve the efficiency of the distribution system has resulted in Southern Company adding a large ...

2013-12-12T23:59:59.000Z

302

An Approach for Using TFlash to Improve the Lightning Performance of Transmission Lines  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

TFlash is an advanced transmission line, lightning performance prediction software. TFlash's ability to predict whether lighting will cause a flashover can help in the design of new transmission lines and help modify existing transmission lines to improve performance. However, to make full use of the software, it is important for the user to have an understanding of the parameters that influence the lightning performance of the line. This report highlights the parameters and shows their influence by mean...

2009-12-07T23:59:59.000Z

303

Substation automation problems and possibilities  

SciTech Connect

The evolutionary growth in the use and application of microprocessors in substations has brought the industry to the point of considering integrated substation protection, control, and monitoring systems. An integrated system holds the promise of greatly reducing the design, documentation, and implementation cost for the substation control, protection, and monitoring systems. This article examines the technical development path and the present implementation problems.

Smith, H.L.

1996-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Tucson Electric Power Company Sahuarita-Nogales Transmission Line  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Office of Fossil Energy U.S. Department of Energy 1000 Independence Avenue, S.W. Washington, DC 20585 Cooperating Agencies: U.S. Department of the Interior Bureau of Land Management U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service COVER SHEET Responsible Agency: U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), Office of Fossil Energy (FE) Cooperating Agencies: U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service (USFS), U.S. Department of the Interior Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Title: Tucson Electric Power Company (TEP) Sahuarita-Nogales Transmission Line Final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) Location: Pima and Santa Cruz Counties, Arizona Contacts: For additional information on this Final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS), contact: For general information on the DOE

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Tucson Electric Power Company Sahuarita-Nogales Transmission Line  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

SUMMARY Office of Fossil Energy U.S. Department of Energy 1000 Independence Avenue, S.W. Washington, DC 20585 Cooperating Agencies: U.S. Department of the Interior Bureau of Land Management U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service Tucson Electric Power Company Sahuarita-Nogales Transmission Line Final Environmental Impact Statement January 2005 DOE/EIS - 0336 BLM Reference No. AZA 31746 SUMMARY Office of Fossil Energy U.S. Department of Energy 1000 Independence Avenue, S.W. Washington, DC 20585 Cooperating Agencies: U.S. Department of the Interior Bureau of Land Management U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service COVER SHEET Responsible Agency: U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), Office of Fossil Energy (FE)

306

Monolithic high voltage nonlinear transmission line fabrication process  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A process for fabricating sequential inductors and varistor diodes of a monolithic, high voltage, nonlinear, transmission line in GaAs is disclosed. An epitaxially grown laminate is produced by applying a low doped active n-type GaAs layer to an n-plus type GaAs substrate. A heavily doped p-type GaAs layer is applied to the active n-type layer and a heavily doped n-type GaAs layer is applied to the p-type layer. Ohmic contacts are applied to the heavily doped n-type layer where diodes are desired. Multiple layers are then either etched away or Oxygen ion implanted to isolate individual varistor diodes. An insulator is applied between the diodes and a conductive/inductive layer is thereafter applied on top of the insulator layer to complete the process. 6 figs.

Cooper, G.A.

1994-10-04T23:59:59.000Z

307

Gas insulated transmission line having low inductance intercalated sheath  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A gas insulated transmission line including an outer sheath, an inner conductor disposed within the outer sheath, and an insulating gas between the inner conductor and the outer sheath. The outer sheath comprises an insulating tube having first and second ends, and having interior and exterior surfaces. A first electrically conducting foil is secured to the interior surface of the insulating tube, is spirally wound from one tube end to the second tube end, and has a plurality of overlapping turns. A second electrically conducting foil is secured to the exterior surface of the insulating tube, and is spirally wound in the opposite direction from the first electrically conducting foil. By winding the foils in opposite directions, the inductances within the intercalated sheath will cancel each other out.

Cookson, Alan H. (Southboro, MA)

1978-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

308

Monolithic high voltage nonlinear transmission line fabrication process  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A process for fabricating sequential inductors and varactor diodes of a monolithic, high voltage, nonlinear, transmission line in GaAs is disclosed. An epitaxially grown laminate is produced by applying a low doped active n-type GaAs layer to an n-plus type GaAs substrate. A heavily doped p-type GaAs layer is applied to the active n-type layer and a heavily doped n-type GaAs layer is applied to the p-type layer. Ohmic contacts are applied to the heavily doped n-type layer where diodes are desired. Multiple layers are then either etched away or Oxygen ion implanted to isolate individual varactor diodes. An insulator is applied between the diodes and a conductive/inductive layer is thereafter applied on top of the insulator layer to complete the process.

Cooper, Gregory A. (346 Primrose Dr., Pleasant Hill, CA 94523)

1994-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

309

A simulation study of the transmission case line in an automotive factory  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A transmission is a major component of a car that transmits mechanical power from the engine to the wheels. The transmission shop of an automotive factory consists of five sub-lines. They are the machining line of gears, sleeves, shaft, case and the ... Keywords: automotive, discrete event simulation, manufacturing system design, transmission case

Dug Hee Moon; Te Xu; Seung Geun Baek; Jun Seok Lee; Woo Young Shin

2007-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

310

Polar On-Line Acquisition Relay and Transmission System (POLARATS)  

SciTech Connect

POLARATS (Polar On-Line Acquisition Relay And Transmission System) is being developed by YAHSGS LLC (YAHSGS) and Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) to provide remote, unattended monitoring of environmental parameters under harsh environmental conditions. In particular, instrumental design and engineering is oriented towards protection of human health in the Arctic, and with the additional goal of advancing Arctic education and research. POLARATS will obtain and transmit environmental data from hardened monitoring devices deployed in locations important to understanding atmospheric and aquatic pollutant migration as it is biomagnified in Arctic food chains. An Internet- and personal computer (PC)-based educational module will provide real time sensor data, on-line educational content, and will be integrated with workbooks and textbooks for use in middle and high school science programs. The educational elements of POLARATS include an Internet-based educational module that will instruct students in the use of the data and how those data fit into changing Arctic environments and food chains. POLARATS will: (1) Enable students, members of the community, and scientific researchers to monitor local environmental conditions in real time over the Internet; and (2) Provide additional educational benefits through integration with middle- and high-school science curricula. Information will be relayed from POLARATS devices to classrooms and libraries along with custom-designed POLARATS teaching materials that will be integrated into existing curricula to enhance the educational benefits realized from the information obtained.

Yuracko, K.

2004-07-15T23:59:59.000Z

311

Design, Simulation, and Analysis of Substation Automation Networks  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Society depends on computer networks for communication. The networks were built to support and facilitate several important applications such as email, web browsing and instant messaging. Recently, there is a significant interest in leveraging modern local and wide area communication networks for improving reliability and performance in critical infrastructures. Emerging critical infrastructure applications, such as smart grid, require a certain degree of reliability and Quality of Service (QoS). Supporting these applications requires network protocols that enable delay sensitive packet delivery and packet prioritization. However, most of the traditional networks are designed to provide best effort service without any support for QoS. The protocols used in these networks do not support packet prioritization, delay requirements and reliability. In this thesis, we focus on the design and analysis of communication protocols for supporting smart grid applications. In particular, we focus on the Substation Automation Systems (SAS). Substations are nodes in the smart grid infrastructure that help the in transportation of power by connecting the transmission and distribution lines. The SAS applications are con figured to operate with minimal human intervention. The SAS monitors the line loads continuously. If the load values are too high and can lead to damage, the SAS declares those conditions as faults. On fault detection, the SAS must take care of the communication with the relay to open the circuit to prevent any damage. These messages are of high priority and require reliable, delay sensitive delivery. There is a threshold for the delay of these messages, and a slight increase in the delay above the threshold might cause severe damages. Along with such high priority messages, the SAS has a lot of background traffic as well. In spite of the background traffic, the substation network must take care of delivering the priority messages on time. Hence, the network plays a vital role in the operation of the substation. Networks designed for such applications should be analyzed carefully to make sure that the requirements are met properly. We analyzed and compared the performance of the SAS under di erent network topologies. By observing the characteristics of the existing architectures, we came up with new architectures that perform better. We have suggested several modi cations to existing solutions that allow significant improvement in the performance of the existing solutions.

Kembanur Natarajan, Elangovan

2011-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

312

Charging and Transport of Aerosols near AC Transmission Lines: A Literature Review  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

It has been hypothesized that the charging of airborne pollutant particles by alternating current (AC) transmission lines results in enhanced deposition and retention of these particles in the respiratory tract. This report provides an overview of the effect of AC transmission line corona on ion formation and the transfer of charge to aerosols. A literature review identified gaps in the information required to model the charging of aerosols by AC transmission lines and their dispersal downwind, so that e...

2003-12-08T23:59:59.000Z

313

EIS-0474: Southline Transmission Project, Arizona and New Mexico |  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

4: Southline Transmission Project, Arizona and New Mexico 4: Southline Transmission Project, Arizona and New Mexico EIS-0474: Southline Transmission Project, Arizona and New Mexico Summary The Department of the Interior's Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and Department of Energy's Western Area Power Administration (Western) are preparing this EIS as joint lead agencies to evaluate the environmental impacts of the proposed Southline Transmission Project and address associated potential land use plan amendments. The project would consist of a new 225-mile transmission line between existing substations at Afton, New Mexico, and Apache, Arizona, and improvements to approximately 130 miles of existing transmission lines between the Apache and Saguaro, Arizona substations. Project website: http://www.blm.gov/nm/southline.

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EA-1665: Davis-Kingman 69-kV Transmission Line Rebuild Project, Arizona |  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

65: Davis-Kingman 69-kV Transmission Line Rebuild Project, 65: Davis-Kingman 69-kV Transmission Line Rebuild Project, Arizona EA-1665: Davis-Kingman 69-kV Transmission Line Rebuild Project, Arizona Overview Western plans to rebuild a 26.6-mile-long portion of the existing 27.3-mile-long Davis-Kingman Tap 69-kV Transmission Line within the existing ROW in order to improve the reliability of the transmission service. The line has been in service well beyond its projected service life, customer load on the line has increased considerably over the years, and reliability has decreased due to natural aging, extreme weather exposure, vandalism, and lightning strikes. The western-most 0.7 mile of the existing line was rebuilt as part of the Davis Dam Switchyard in 2010. Public Comment Opportunities No public comment opportunities available at this time.

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GRR/Section 8-HI-a - Transmission Line Approval | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

8-HI-a - Transmission Line Approval 8-HI-a - Transmission Line Approval < GRR Jump to: navigation, search GRR-logo.png GEOTHERMAL REGULATORY ROADMAP Roadmap Home Roadmap Help List of Sections Section 8-HI-a - Transmission Line Approval 08HIATransmissionLineApproval.pdf Click to View Fullscreen Contact Agencies Hawaii Public Utilities Commission Triggers None specified Click "Edit With Form" above to add content 08HIATransmissionLineApproval.pdf Error creating thumbnail: Page number not in range. Error creating thumbnail: Page number not in range. Error creating thumbnail: Page number not in range. Flowchart Narrative A developer must obtain Transmission Line Approval from the Hawaii Public Utilities Commission (PUC) to interconnect a proposed renewable energy project to the existing grid, when new transmission lines are required.

316

Radio-Frequency Interference (RFI) From Extra-High- Voltage (EHV) Transmission Lines  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

The subject of radio-frequency interference (RFI) generated by high-voltage transmission lines has long been of both academic and commercial interest because of concerns about

Patrick C. Crane

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

317

Forced cooling of underground electric power transmission lines : design manual  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

The methodology utilized for the design of a forced-cooled pipe-type underground transmission system is presented. The material is divided into three major parts: (1) The Forced-cooled Pipe-Type Underground Transmission ...

Brown, Jay A.

1978-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

318

PUREX new substation ATR  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This document is the acceptance test report (ATR) for the New PUREX Main and Minisubstations. It covers the factory and vendor acceptance and commissioning test reports. Reports are presented for the Main 5 kV substation building, the building fire system, switchgear, and vacuum breaker; the minisubstation control building and switch gear; commissioning test; electrical system and loads inspection; electrical utilities transformer and cable; and relay setting changes based on operational experience.

Nelson, D.E.

1997-05-12T23:59:59.000Z

319

Precision electron flow measurements in a disk transmission line.  

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An analytic model for electron flow in a system driving a fixed inductive load is described and evaluated with particle in cell simulations. The simple model allows determining the impedance profile for a magnetically insulated transmission line given the minimum gap desired, and the lumped inductance inside the transition to the minimum gap. The model allows specifying the relative electron flow along the power flow direction, including cases where the fractional electron flow decreases in the power flow direction. The electrons are able to return to the cathode because they gain energy from the temporally rising magnetic field. The simulations were done with small cell size to reduce numerical heating. An experiment to compare electron flow to the simulations was done. The measured electron flow is {approx}33% of the value from the simulations. The discrepancy is assumed to be due to a reversed electric field at the cathode because of the inductive load and falling electron drift velocity in the power flow direction. The simulations constrain the cathode electric field to zero, which gives the highest possible electron flow.

Clark, Waylon T.; Pelock, Michael D.; Martin, Jeremy Paul; Jackson, Daniel Peter Jr.; Savage, Mark Edward; Stoltzfus, Brian Scott; Mendel, Clifford Will, Jr.; Pointon, Timothy David

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

320

Radial transmission line analysis of multi-layer structures  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The analysis of multi-layer beam tubes is a standard problem and involves axially propagating waves. This treatment is ill suited to a short multi-layer structure such as the present example of a ferrite covered ceramic break in the beam tube at the ERL photo-cathode electron gun. This paper demonstrates that such structure can better be treated by radial wave propagation. The theoretical method is presented and numerical results are compared with measured network analyser data and Microwave Studio generated simulations. The results confirm the concept of radial transmission lines as a valid analytical method. An Energy Recovery Linac (ERL) is being constructed at this laboratory for the purpose of research towards an envisioned Electron Ion Collider. One of the pertinent topics is damping of Higher Order Modes (HOM). In this ERL, the damping is provided by ferrite absorbers in the beam tube. A modified version thereof, a ceramic break surrounded by ferrite, is planed for the superconducting electron gun. The damper here is located at room temperature just outside of the gun. If used in a cavity chain, the ceramic break is in the vacuum tube at helium temperature whereas the ferrite is moved into the cryostat insulating vacuum allowing higher temperatures. The general properties of the ferrite HOM dampers have been published but are more detailed in this paper.

Hahn, H.; Hammons, L.

2011-03-28T23:59:59.000Z

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321

Electron flow stability in magnetically insulated vacuum transmission lines.  

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We evaluate the stability of electron current flow in high-power magnetically insulated transmission lines (MITLs). A detailed model of electron flow in cross-field gaps yields a dispersion relation for electromagnetic (EM) transverse magnetic waves [R. C. Davidson et al., Phys. Fluids 27, 2332 (1984)] which is solved numerically to obtain growth rates for unstable modes in various sheath profiles. These results are compared with two-dimensional (2D) EM particle-in-cell (PIC) simulations of electron flow in high-power MITLs. We find that the macroscopic properties (charge and current densities and self-fields) of the equilibrium profiles observed in the simulations are well represented by the laminar-flow model of Davidson et al. Idealized simulations of sheared flow in electron sheaths yield growth rates for both long (diocotron) and short (magnetron) wavelength instabilities that are in good agreement with the dispersion analysis. We conclude that electron sheaths that evolve self-consistently from space-charged-limited emission of electrons from the cathode in well-resolved 2D EM PIC simulations form stable profiles.

Genoni, Thomas C. (Voss Scientific, LLC, Albuquerque, NM); Stygar, William A.; Welch, Dale Robert (Voss Scientific, LLC, Albuquerque, NM); Clark, R. E. (Voss Scientific, LLC, Albuquerque, NM); Rose, David V. (Voss Scientific, LLC, Albuquerque, NM)

2010-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

322

Relativistic Poynting-Flux Jets as Transmission Lines  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Recent radio emission, polarization, and Faraday rotation maps of the radio jet of the galaxy 3C 303 have shown that one knot of this jet has a {\\it galactic}-scale electric current of $\\sim 3\\times 10^{18}$ Amp\\`ere flowing along the jet axis (Kronberg et al. 2011). We develop the theory of relativistic Poynting-flux jets which are modeled as a transmission line carrying a DC current $I_0$, having a potential drop $V_0$, and a definite impedance ${\\cal Z}_0 =90(u_z/c)\\Omega$, where $u_z$ is the bulk velocity of the jet plasma. The electromagnetic energy flow in the jet is ${\\cal Z}_0 I_0^2$. The observed current in 3C 303 can be used to calculate the electromagnetic energy flow in this magnetically dominated jet. Time-dependent but not necessarily small perturbations of a Poynting-flux jet - possibly triggered by a gas cloud penetrating the jet - are described by "telegrapher's equations," which predict the propagation speed of disturbances and the effective wave impedance ${\\cal Z}$. The disturbance of a Po...

Lovelace, R V E; Kronberg, P P

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

323

Transmission Line Analogy for Relativistic Poynting-Flux Jets  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Radio emission, polarization, and Faraday rotation maps of the radio jet of the galaxy 3C 303 have shown that one knot of this jet carries a {\\it galactic}-scale electric current and that it is magnetically dominated. We develop the theory of magnetically dominated or Poynting-flux jets by making an analogy of a Poynting jet with a transmission line or waveguide carrying a net current and having a potential drop across it (from the jet's axis to its radius) and a definite impedance which we derive. Time-dependent but not necessarily small perturbations of a Poynting-flux jet are described by the "telegrapher's equations." These predict the propagation speed of disturbances and the effective wave impedance for forward and backward propagating wave components. A localized disturbance of a Poynting jet gives rise to localized dissipation in the jet which may explain the enhanced synchrotron radiation in the knots of the 3C 303 jet, and also in the apparently stationary knot HST-1 in the jet near the nucleus of t...

Lovelace, R V E

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

324

Schultz-Hanford Area Transmission Line Project (DOE-eis-0325)  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Schultz-Hanford Area Transmission Line Project Schultz-Hanford Area Transmission Line Project Record of Decision March 2003 Bonneville Power Administration Schultz-Hanford Area Transmission Line Project Record of Decision Decision The Bonneville Power Administration (BPA) has decided to construct the proposed Schultz-Hanford Area Transmission Line Project in Benton, Douglas, Grant, Kittitas, and Yakima Counties, Washington. BPA has decided to implement the Agency Preferred Alternative identified in the Schultz-Hanford Area Transmission Line Project Final Environmental Impact Statement (DOE/EIS-0325, January 2003), with the exception of Option 1 of the Sickler-Schultz Reroute. Due to landowner concerns, BPA will now implement Option 2 of the Sickler-Schultz Reroute. The Agency Preferred Alternative consists of constructing a new 500-kilovolt (kV) transmission

325

Life-Cycle Cost Analysis Overhead Transmission Lines (LCCA) Version 1.1  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The LCCA software is a tool to assist transmission line designers in selecting the optimized design for an overhead line by comparing the life-cycle cost of various design options. Windows2000, XP, and Vista Excel 2003 and 2007

2011-12-15T23:59:59.000Z

326

EA-1679: Grand Coulee's Third Powerplant 500-kV Transmission Line  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

79: Grand Coulee's Third Powerplant 500-kV Transmission Line 79: Grand Coulee's Third Powerplant 500-kV Transmission Line Replacement Project, Grant and Okanogon Counties, Washington EA-1679: Grand Coulee's Third Powerplant 500-kV Transmission Line Replacement Project, Grant and Okanogon Counties, Washington Summary This EA evaluates potential environmental impacts from the construction and operation of six new 500-kV overhead transmission lines to replace six existing underground lines at Grand Coulee Dam. DOE's Bonneville Power Administration (BPA), a cooperating agency, was asked by the U. S. Department of the Interior's Bureau of Reclamation to design and construct the proposed new transmission lines. A Finding of No Significant Impact was issued by BPA in December 2011. BPA website: http://efw.bpa.gov/environmental_services/Document_Library/Grand_Coulee/

327

Electric Utility Transmission and Distribution Line Engineering Program  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Economic development in the United States depends on a reliable and affordable power supply. The nation will need well educated engineers to design a modern, safe, secure, and reliable power grid for our future needs. An anticipated shortage of qualified engineers has caused considerable concern in many professional circles, and various steps are being taken nationwide to alleviate the potential shortage and ensure the North American power system's reliability, and our world-wide economic competitiveness. To help provide a well-educated and trained workforce which can sustain and modernize the nation's power grid, Gonzaga University's School of Engineering and Applied Science has established a five-course (15-credit hour) Certificate Program in Transmission and Distribution (T&D) Engineering. The program has been specifically designed to provide working utility engineering professionals with on-line access to advanced engineering courses which cover modern design practice with an industry-focused theoretical foundation. A total of twelve courses have been developed to-date and students may select any five in their area of interest for the T&D Certificate. As each course is developed and taught by a team of experienced engineers (from public and private utilities, consultants, and industry suppliers), students are provided a unique opportunity to interact directly with different industry experts over the eight weeks of each course. Course material incorporates advanced aspects of civil, electrical, and mechanical engineering disciplines that apply to power system design and are appropriate for graduate engineers. As such, target students for the certificate program include: (1) recent graduates with a Bachelor of Science Degree in an engineering field (civil, mechanical, electrical, etc.); (2) senior engineers moving from other fields to the utility industry (i.e. paper industry to utility engineering or project management positions); and (3) regular working professionals wishing to update their skills or increase their knowledge of utility engineering design practices and procedures. By providing graduate educational opportunities for the above groups, the T&D Program will help serve a strong industry need for training the next generation of engineers in the cost-effective design, construction, operation, and maintenance of modern electrical transmission and distribution systems. In addition to developing the on-line engineering courses described above, the T&D Program also focused significant efforts towards enhancing the training opportunities available to power system operators in the northwest. These efforts have included working with outside vendors to provide NERC-approved training courses in Gonzaga University's (GU) system operator training facility, support for an accurate system model which can be used in regional blackstart exercises, and the identification of a retired system operator who could provide actual regional training courses. The GU system operator training facility is also being used to recruit young workers, veterans, and various under-represented groups to the utility industry. Over the past three years students from Columbia Gorge Community College, Spokane Falls Community College, Walla Walla Community College, Central Washington University, Eastern Washington University, Gonzaga University, and various local high schools have attended short (one-day) system operator training courses free of charge. These collaboration efforts has been extremely well received by both students and industry, and meet T&D Program objectives of strengthening the power industry workforce while bridging the knowledge base across power worker categories, and recruiting new workers to replace a predominantly retirement age workforce. In the past three years the T&D Program has provided over 170 utility engineers with access to advanced engineering courses, been involved in training more than 300 power system operators, and provided well over 500 college and high school students with an experienc

Peter McKenny

2010-08-31T23:59:59.000Z

328

Cutting costs through substation ownership  

SciTech Connect

The term applied to service through a customer-owned main substation is primary service, and such customers are billed at primary metering rates. These terms denote that the customer accepts service (and billing metering is located) on the primary, rather than secondary, side of the main transformer. Some electric utilities are prepared to offer extremely attractive billing reductions to those customers willing to invest in their own main substations instead of renting a substation purchased with utility company capital. Depending on the utility and the particular circumstances, some plants can recover their investment in primary substation equipment in as little as 1 or 2 years.

Keithly, D. (ABB Electric, Waukesba, WI (US))

1989-06-22T23:59:59.000Z

329

Keeler-to-Tillamook Transmission Line Rebuild Project Draft Environmental Assessment  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Keeler-to-Tillamook Transmission Line Keeler-to-Tillamook Transmission Line Rebuild Project Draft Environmental Assessment October 2013 This page deliberately left blank. Bonneville Power Administration i Contents Chapter 1 Purpose and Need for Action ............................................................................................ 1-1 1.1 Introduction ................................................................................................................................. 1-1 1.2 Need for Action ............................................................................................................................ 1-1 1.3 Purposes of Action ....................................................................................................................... 1-2

330

Maximal network reliability with optimal transmission line assignment for stochastic electric power networks via genetic algorithms  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This study proposes a genetic algorithm based method integrating the minimal paths and the recursive sum of disjoint products to find maximal network reliability with optimal transmission line assignment for a stochastic electric power network. In our ... Keywords: Genetic algorithm, Maximal network reliability, Recursive sum of disjoint products, Stochastic electric power network, Transmission line assignment

Yi-Kuei Lin; Cheng-Ta Yeh

2011-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

331

Dynamic Simulation of Lightning Attachment to Earthed Overhead Transmission Line Structures  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In this paper a novel method is presented to investigate lightning stroke attachment to earthed overhead transmission line structures. This method is based on the dynamic simulation of lightning downward leader movement toward the ground in three dimensions. ... Keywords: charge simulation method, downward leader, lightning, transmission line, upward leader

Mohammad Reza Bank Tavakoli; Behrooz Vahidi

2010-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

332

High impedance fault location in transmission line using nonlinear frequency analysis  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The detection and location of high impedance faults on power system has been one of the most difficult problems in power transmission and distribution systems. According to a very highly nonlinear behavior of high impedance faults, a methodology is presented ... Keywords: high impedance fault, nonlinear frequency analysis, power line carrier, transmission line

Min-You Chen; Jin-Qian Zhai; Zi-Qiang Lang; Ju-Cheng Liao; Zhao-Yong Fan

2010-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

333

LPAT: An interactive simulation tool for assessing the lightning performance of Hellenic high voltage transmission lines  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The paper presents the Lightning Performance Assessment Tool (LPAT), an interactive simulation tool which assesses the lightning performance of high voltage transmission lines. The LPAT design was based on a recently published methodology that has been ... Keywords: Lightning performance, Optical transient density, Overhead transmission lines, Simulation, Software tool, User interface

P. Karampelas; L. Ekonomou; S. Panetsos; G. E. Chatzarakis

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

334

From devil to angel, transmission lines boost parallel computing of linear resistor networks  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Transmission line is always big trouble for integrated circuits designers; however, it could be of great help to the parallel computing of extremely large linear resistor networks. In this paper, we introduce the virtual transmission method (VTM), which brings virtual transmission lines into linear resistor networks to achieve distributed and asynchronous parallel computing in the virtual time domain. Numerical experiments show that VTM could be efficiently running on the 2D or 3D microprocessor with arbitrary number of cores.

Wei, Fei

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

335

DOE/EA-1485: Environmental Assessment for the Nisqually Transmission Line Relocation Project (January 2005)  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Nisqually Transmission Line Relocation Project Nisqually Transmission Line Relocation Project Revision Sheet for the Environmental Assessment Finding of No Significant Impact Mitigation Action Plan DOE/EA-1485 Bonneville Power Administration January 2005 Nisqually Transmission Line Relocation Project Revision Sheet for Final Environmental Assessment 1 Revision Sheet for the Nisqually Transmission Line Relocation Project Final Environmental Assessment DOE/EA -1485 Summary This revision sheet documents the changes to be incorporated into the Nisqually Transmission Line Project Preliminary Environmental Assessment (EA). With the addition of these changes, the Preliminary EA will not be reprinted and will serve as the Final EA. On October 18, 2004, the Preliminary EA was sent to agencies and interested parties. Notification

336

EA-1617: Lovell-Yellowtail and Basin-Lovell Transmission Line Rebuild  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

17: Lovell-Yellowtail and Basin-Lovell Transmission Line 17: Lovell-Yellowtail and Basin-Lovell Transmission Line Rebuild Project, Big Horn County, Wyoming, and Big Horn and Carbon Counties, Montana EA-1617: Lovell-Yellowtail and Basin-Lovell Transmission Line Rebuild Project, Big Horn County, Wyoming, and Big Horn and Carbon Counties, Montana Summary DOE's Western Area Power Administration prepared this EA and a finding of no significant impact for a proposal to rebuild the Lovell-Yellowtail (LV-YT) No. 1 and No. 2 115-kV transmission lines, located in Big Horn County, Wyoming, and Big Horn and Carbon Counties in Montana, and the Basin-Lovell 115-kV transmission line in Big Horn County, Wyoming. Public Comment Opportunities No public comment opportunities available at this time. Documents Available for Download

337

EPRI Transmission Line Reference Book: 115-345 kV Compact Line Design, The Blue Book  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This report is an updated edition of the industry standard on overhead line compaction, the EPRI Transmission Line Reference Book: 115-138 kV Compact Line Design, commonly known as the "Blue Book," which was last published in 1978. Publication of this new edition is the culmination of three years of research by a team of experts in the field. The report includes the latest information on research, technology, materials, and utility experience with compact lines.

2008-11-05T23:59:59.000Z

338

Substation Reliability Centered Maintenance  

SciTech Connect

Substation Reliability Centered Maintenance (RCM) is a technique that is used to develop maintenance plans and criteria so the operational capability of substation equipment is achieved, restored, or maintained. The objective of the RCM process is to focus attention on system equipment in a manner that leads to the formulation of an optimal maintenance plan. The RCM concept originated in the airline industry in the 1970s and has been used since 1985 to establish maintenance requirements for nuclear power plants. The RCM process is initially applied during the design and development phase of equipment or systems on the premise that reliability is a design characteristic. It is then reapplied, as necessary, during the operational phase to sustain a more optimal maintenance program based on actual field experiences. The purpose of the RCM process is to develop a maintenance program that provides desired or specified levels of operational safety and reliability at the lowest possible overall cost. The objectives are to predict or detect and correct incipient failures before they occur or before they develop into major defects, reduce the probability of failure, detect hidden problems, and improve the cost-effectiveness of the maintenance program. RCM accomplishes two basic purposes: (1) It identifies in real-time incipient equipment problems, averting potentially expensive catastrophic failures by communicating potential problems to appropriate system operators and maintenance personnel. (2) It provides decision support by recommending, identifying, and scheduling preventive maintenance. Recommendations are based on maintenance criteria, maintenance history, experience with similar equipment, real-time field data, and resource constraints. Hardware and software are used to accomplish these two purposes. The RCM system includes instrumentation that monitors critical substation equipment as well as computer software that helps analyze equipment data.

Purucker, S.L.

1992-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

339

Substation automation feasibility study. Final report. Export trade information  

SciTech Connect

This study, conducted by Macro Corporation, was funded by the U.S. Trade and Development Agency, on behalf of the Polish Power Grid Company. The report shows the results of a feasibility study for the implementation of substation automation on the company`s high-voltage transmission network. The report is aimed at providing a technical-economic assessment of modernizing the monitoring, protection, and control systems in the major transmission substations. The report is divided into the following sections: (1) Introduction; (2) Existing Situation And Assessment Of Operational Needs; (3) Functional Requirements; (4) Implementation Options and Costs; (5) Guidelines for Staged Implementation; (6) Conclusions and Recommendations.

1995-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

340

EIS-0325: Schultz-Hanford Area Transmission Line Project Final Environmental Impact Statement, EIS-0325 (January 2003)  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE))

BPA proposes to construct a new 500-kilovolt (kV) transmission line in central Washington. This project would increase transmission system capacity north of Hanford.

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341

Facility Location Evaluation for Satsop Integrating Transmission : Final Supplement to the Environmental Statement, Fiscal Year 1976 Proposed Program.  

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Proposed is the construction of a substation near Satsop and two 500-kV transmission lines from the proposed Satsop Substation approximately 24 miles west of Olympia, one running from Satsop to Paul Substation and one running from Satsop to Olympia Substation. Approximately 74 miles of 500-kV transmission line between the proposed Satsop Substation and Olympia and Paul Substations over existing, parallel, and new right-of-way would be required. Between 15 and 31 miles of new access road would also be required. Land use affected would include clearing from 560 to 1180 acres of timber. Approximately one acre of agricultural land would be removed from production and 37 acres temporarily disrupted. In addition approximately 30 acres of land would be required for the substation. Other impacts would include the removal of wildlife habitat associated with the above mentioned right-of-way requirements. Disturbance to wildlife during construction would occur. Some erosion and sedimentation would occur. Visual impacts would result from clearing rights-of-way through heavily forested areas. Noise and other disturbances to residents will occur, primarily during construction.

United States. Bonneville Power Administration.

1976-06-08T23:59:59.000Z

342

HEMP-induced transients in electric power substations. Final report  

SciTech Connect

A nuclear detonation in or above the earth`s atmosphere produces an intense electromagnetic pulse (EMP). A large portion of the EMP electromagnetic energy is within the RF spectrum. A detonation at high altitudes above 40 km produces an EMP called high-altitude EMP (HEMP). HEMP is a steep-front short duration transient with a rise time on the order of a few nanoseconds which decays to near zero in less than a microsecond. A single high-altitude burst can subject much of the continental United States to intense HEMP electric fields on the order of tens of kilovolts per meter. The intense transient HEMP will induce fast transients in high-voltage transmission lines and bus structures, instrumentation cables, and control wires in power transmission and distribution (T & D) substations. A system of traveling wave coupling models for a 500 kV substation, including models for the high voltage primary bus, components (circuit breakers, disconnect switches, power transformers, and current and voltage instrument transformers), low voltage control wiring circuits, and a number of conducted and radiated interference coupling modes, had been developed earlier by EPRI. These EPRI served as the baseline for the present HEMP coupling investigations. The HEMP effects on protective relays were assessed for a nominal HEMP environment using several new field coupling models merged with the switching transient data. It is found that a representative solid state relay is unlikely to be damaged or to misoperate by the nominal HEMP threat with a peak field strength of 50 kV/m. However, it is possible for both DC control wires to flash over to ground simultaneously, causing fuses to blow and placing the relay in an inoperative state.

Wiggins, C.M.; Thomas, D.E.; Salas, T.M. [BDM International, Inc., Albuquerque, NM (United States)

1992-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

343

HEMP-induced transients in electric power substations  

SciTech Connect

A nuclear detonation in or above the earth's atmosphere produces an intense electromagnetic pulse (EMP). A large portion of the EMP electromagnetic energy is within the RF spectrum. A detonation at high altitudes above 40 km produces an EMP called high-altitude EMP (HEMP). HEMP is a steep-front short duration transient with a rise time on the order of a few nanoseconds which decays to near zero in less than a microsecond. A single high-altitude burst can subject much of the continental United States to intense HEMP electric fields on the order of tens of kilovolts per meter. The intense transient HEMP will induce fast transients in high-voltage transmission lines and bus structures, instrumentation cables, and control wires in power transmission and distribution (T D) substations. A system of traveling wave coupling models for a 500 kV substation, including models for the high voltage primary bus, components (circuit breakers, disconnect switches, power transformers, and current and voltage instrument transformers), low voltage control wiring circuits, and a number of conducted and radiated interference coupling modes, had been developed earlier by EPRI. These EPRI served as the baseline for the present HEMP coupling investigations. The HEMP effects on protective relays were assessed for a nominal HEMP environment using several new field coupling models merged with the switching transient data. It is found that a representative solid state relay is unlikely to be damaged or to misoperate by the nominal HEMP threat with a peak field strength of 50 kV/m. However, it is possible for both DC control wires to flash over to ground simultaneously, causing fuses to blow and placing the relay in an inoperative state.

Wiggins, C.M.; Thomas, D.E.; Salas, T.M. (BDM International, Inc., Albuquerque, NM (United States))

1992-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

344

Live Working Considerations in Design and Construction of Overhead Transmission Lines  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Live working (LW) on overhead transmission lines is the performance of maintenance, construction, and inspection of equipment and circuits that are energized or that may become energized. This report discusses aspects of design and construction of overhead transmission lines that are important to (LW) and examines design modifications that can significantly impact the safe, efficient, and cost-effective performance of LW. This guidance should help line designers identify ways to incorporate the ...

2013-12-02T23:59:59.000Z

345

Substation automation gains momentum with modern options  

SciTech Connect

This paper discusses issues associated with utility substation automation. Monitoring equipment for monitoring power flow, quality, and harmonics for three substations simultaneously is described.

Beaty, W.

1996-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

346

Substation battery-maintenance procedures  

SciTech Connect

The frequency of substation battery failures is gratifyingly low. One trouble spot appears to be extraneous short circuits that drain an otherwise healthy battery. Use of the lead--calcium battery promises to reduce substantially the amount of maintenance that substation batteries need.

Timmerman, M.H.

1976-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

347

Substation grounding programs  

SciTech Connect

The five volume report comprises the user manual, installation, and validation manual and an applications guide for the SGA (Substation Grounding Analysis) software package. SGA consists of four computer programs: (1) SOMIP, (2) SMECC, (3) SGSYS, and (4) TGRND. The first three programs provide a comprehensive analysis tool for the design of substation grounding systems to meet safety standards. The fourth program, TGRND, provides a state of the art analysis tool for computing transient ground potential rise and ground system impedance. This part of the report, Volume 1, is a users manual and an installation and validation manual for the computer program SOMIP (SOil Measurement Interpretation Program). This program computes the best estimate of the parameters of a two layer soil model from usual soil resistivity measurements. Four pin or three pin soil measurements can be accommodated. In addition, it provides error bounds on the soil parameters for a given confidence level. The users manual describes data requirements and data preparation procedures. The installation and validation manual describes the computer files which make up the program SOMIP and provides two test cases for validation purposes. 4 refs.

Meliopoulos, A.P.S. (Georgia Inst. of Tech., Atlanta, GA (United States). School of Electrical Engineering)

1992-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

348

AC transmission system planning choosing lines from a discrete set  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Transmission system planning (TSP) is a difficult nonlinear optimization problem involving non-convex quadratic terms, as well as discrete variables. We extend prior results for linear relaxations, drawing on a preliminary ...

Gilbertson, Eric W.

2013-04-24T23:59:59.000Z

349

Kangley - Echo Lake Transmission Line Project, Supplemental Draft Environmental Impact Statement  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Bonneville Power Administration Bonneville Power Administration P.O. Box 491 Vancouver, Washington 98666-0491 TRANSMISSION BUSINESS LINE January 14, 2003 In reply refer to: T-DITT-2 To: People Interested in the Kangley-Echo Lake Transmission Line Project Bonneville Power Administration (BPA) has completed a supplemental draft Environmental Impact Statement (SDEIS) for the proposed Kangley-Echo Lake Transmission Line Project. The proposed line in central King County, Washington is needed to accommodate electrical growth and reliability concerns in the Puget Sound area. The SDEIS analyzes four additional transmission alternatives not analyzed in detail in the draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) issued in June 2001, and a number of non-transmission alternatives. This letter provides

350

Environmental Assessment for Central Power and Light Company`s proposed Military Highway-CFE tie 138/69-kV transmission line project Brownsville, Cameron County, Texas  

SciTech Connect

Central Power and Light Company (CPL) intends to upgrade its existing transmission line ties with the Commision Federal de Electricidad (CFE) system in Mexico. CPL currently has a single 69-kilovolt (kV) transmission line in the Brownsville area which connects CPL`s system with the system of CFE. This existing line runs between the Brownsville Switching Station, located on Laredo Road in Brownsville, Cameron County, Texas, and an existing CFE 69-kV line at the Rusteberg Bend of the Rio Grande in Cameron County. Under current conditions of need, the existing 69-kV line does not possess sufficient capability to engage in appropriate power exchanges. Therefore, CPL is proposing to build a new line to link up with CFE. This proposed line would be a double-circuit line, which would (1) continue (on a slightly relocated route) the existing 69-kV tie from CPL`s Brownsville Switching Station to CFE`s facilities, and (2) add a 138-kV tie from the Military Highway Substation, located on Military Highway (US Highway 281), to CFE`s facilities. The proposed 138/69-kV line, which will be constructed and operated by CPL, will be built primarily on steel single-pole structures within an average 60-foot (ft) wide right-of-way (ROW). It will be approximately 6900--9200 ft (1.3--1.7 miles) in length, depending on the alternative route constructed.

1992-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

351

THE COUNCIL OF STATE GOVERNMENTS THE ELECTRIC TRANSMISSION LINE SITING COMPACT  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

COUNCIL OF STATE GOVERNMENTS COUNCIL OF STATE GOVERNMENTS THE ELECTRIC TRANSMISSION LINE SITING COMPACT LEGISLATIVE BRIEFING Background and Summary Background and Need The siting of interstate transmission lines has long been a problem that has vexed both states and the federal government. With the expected growth in electricity demand, coupled with the need to bring renewable energy to market and the necessity to enhance and secure the nation's energy infrastructure, the need for added transmission capacity has never been more apparent. National need and parochial interests, however, often do not align and have led to an underdeveloped and overstressed electricity transmission system.

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EIS-0486: Plains & Eastern Clean Line Transmission Project | Department of  

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86: Plains & Eastern Clean Line Transmission Project 86: Plains & Eastern Clean Line Transmission Project EIS-0486: Plains & Eastern Clean Line Transmission Project SUMMARY This EIS will evaluate the potential environmental impacts of participating with Clean Line Energy Partners LLC (Clean Line) in the proposed Plains & Eastern Project. The proposed project would include an overhead ± 600 kilovolt (kV) high voltage direct current (HVDC) electric transmission system and associated facilities with the capacity to deliver approximately 3,500 megawatts (MW) primarily from renewable energy generation facilities in the Oklahoma Panhandle region to load-serving entities in the Mid-South and Southeast via an interconnection with the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA). PUBLIC COMMENT OPPORTUNITIES None available at this time.

353

Facility Location Evaluation for Satsop Integrating transmission : Draft Supplement to the Environmental Statement, Fiscal Year 1976 Proposed Program.  

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Alternatives were discussed for the proposed construction of a substation near Satsop and two 500-kV transmission lines from the proposed Satsop Substation approximately 24 miles west of Olympia, one running from Satsop to Paul Substation and one running from Satsop to Olympia Substation. Depending on the final route location chosen, between approximately 62 and 73 miles of 500-kV transmission line between the proposed Satsop Substation and Olympia and Paul Substations over existing, parallel, and new right-of-way would be required. Between 15 and 31 miles of new access road would also be required. Land use affected would include clearing from 560 to 1180 acres of timber. Depending upon the route location chosen, between 1/4 and 4 acres of agricultural land would be removed from production, and between 4 and 37 acres temporarily disrupted. In addition, approximately 30 acres of land would be required for the substation. Other impacts would include the removal of wildlife habitat associated with the above mentioned right-of-way requirements. Disturbance to wildlife during construction would occur. Some erosion and sedimentation would occur. Visual impacts would result from clearing rights-of-way through heavily forested areas. Noise and other disturbances to residents will occur, primarily during construction. The alternatives considered include: (1) nonconstruction, and (2) six alternative route locations for the proposed transmission lines. Generation alternatives to all transmission construction, including alternative methods of electrical transmission and generation, transmission construction, disposal of slash and limiting the consumption of electricity are discussed in BPA's General Construction and Maintenance Program Statement and the Annual Proposed Program Statement.

United States. Bonneville Power Administration.

1975-02-26T23:59:59.000Z

354

Sensor, method and system of monitoring transmission lines  

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An apparatus, method, and system for measuring the magnetic field produced by phase conductors in multi-phase power lines. The magnetic field measurements are used to determine the current load on the conductors. The magnetic fields are sensed by coils placed sufficiently proximate the lines to measure the voltage induced in the coils by the field without touching the lines. The x and y components of the magnetic fields are used to calculate the conductor sag, and then the sag data, along with the field strength data, can be used to calculate the current load on the line and the phase of the current. The sag calculations of this invention are independent of line voltage and line current measurements. The system applies a computerized fitter routine to measured and sampled voltages on the coils to accurately determine the values of parameters associated with the overhead phase conductors.

Syracuse, Steven J.; Clark, Roy; Halverson, Peter G.; Tesche, Frederick M.; Barlow, Charles V.

2012-10-02T23:59:59.000Z

355

Strategy for Updating EPRI's Transmission Line Reference Book: 115-138-kV Compact Line Design ("The Blue Book")  

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EPRI is sponsoring development of a new, updated edition of the Transmission Line Reference Book: 115-138 kV Compact Line Design, commonly known as the "Blue Book," which was originally published in 1978. The new edition will provide the most up-to-date technical information and practices on the design and maintenance of compact overhead lines. It will enable energy companies to construct cost-effective compact lines that produce optimal performances and to address the ability to maintain compact lines w...

2006-10-30T23:59:59.000Z

356

The Valley Group, Inc. CAT-1 TM Transmission Line Monitoring Systems  

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We wish to commend the CEC on its leadership role in exploring all facets of renewable energy, especially wind resource development and related transmission system issues. The Valley Group has been involved with numerous studies relating to wind farm transmission access, and is directly involved with several IEEE and CIGRE task force initiatives related to wind as it specifically relates to transmission line capacity. We are pleased to have this opportunity to share our findings with the commission. With regard to the workshop questions posed on physical limits of existing transmission facilities and methods to facilitate access to renewable resources, we wish to call your attention to some actual results observed at a utility in the southwest U.S. using Dynamic Line Rating technology to optimize access to wind farm energy production while ensuring transmission grid reliability, all at minimal cost to the utility and its ratepayers. The bottom line is that Dynamic Line Rating technology enables transmission system operators to utilize the natural correlation that exists between wind farm output and real (not assumed) transmission line capacity. This is not theorized, but rather has been proven and successfully implemented. We strongly recommend that CEC and CPUC take the time to fully understand Dynamic Line Rating

Commissioner John; L. Geesman

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

357

Prediction of transmission line overloading using intelligent technique  

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With the worldwide deregulation of power system, fast line flows or real power (MW) security assessment has become a challenging task for which fast and accurate prediction of line flows is essential. Since last few years, limit violation of voltage ... Keywords: Cascade neural network, Counterpropagation neural network, Dominant class, Identification module, Modified BP algorithm, Overloading prediction, Power flows, Prediction module, Subordinate class

Savita Sharma; Laxmi Srivastava

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

358

Calculation of electric field and audible noise from transmission lines with non-parallel conductors  

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In order to investigate the feasibility of using new transmission line configurations with non-parallel conductors, for managing magnetic field in critical areas, techniques are needed to assess the effects of different three-dimensional line arrangements on other important design parameters. A new method for calculation of electric field and corona-generated audible noise from non-parallel conductors is described and implemented as a computer tool. This method uses linearly varying line charges to simulate charge distribution along the axial direction of the transmission line. New algorithms are developed for calculating electric field and audible noise due to non-uniform line charges and illustrated by examples of low magnetic field transmission line designs.

Liu, Y. [Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA (United States); Zaffanella, L.E. [Enertech Consultants, Lee, MA (United States)

1996-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

359

Proposal for the Purchase, Without a Call for Tenders, of a Fourth Radio-Frequency Transmission Line for the SPS  

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Proposal for the Purchase, Without a Call for Tenders, of a Fourth Radio-Frequency Transmission Line for the SPS

1977-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

360

EGGS (Guide for Transmission Line Grounding: A Roadmap for Design Testing and Remediation), Version 2.1  

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The EPRI Grounding Guide Software (EGGS), Version 2.1, is calculation/modeling software for transmission line grounding. EGGS Version 2.1, is a set of applets to assist technical staff in the design and implementation of effective grounding of transmission lines and is intended for users who need simple methods to evaluate new or existing transmission line grounding electrode designs. When ordering EGGS 2.1, included will be product 1018973, EPRIs Overhead Transmission Line Lightning and Grounding Refere...

2008-12-22T23:59:59.000Z

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361

Assessment of Environmental Effects of Current Underground and Overhead Transmission Line Construction and Maintenance in the United States  

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This report assesses environmental effects of current underground and overhead transmission line construction and maintenance in the United States.

2008-12-18T23:59:59.000Z

362

New controllers aid substation automation  

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Descriptions of and experience with Siemens voltage regulators, voltage regulator control panels, and digital meters used by two electric cooperatives are described. Magic Valley Electric Cooperative in Texas retrofitted substations to improve substation regulation control. 54 Siemens MJ-XTM voltage regulator control panels were installed, replacing load tap changer control units and single-stage voltage regulator control units. The Smoky Hill Electric Cooperative in Kansas installed Siemens 4700 digital meters and upgraded substation voltage regulators with Siemens JFR single-phase, step voltage regulators to address nightly overvoltage and summer peak demand problems.

Beaty, W.

1996-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

363

Electric power high-voltage transmission lines: Design options, cost, and electric and magnetic field levels  

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This report provides background information about (1) the electric and magnetic fields (EMFs) of high-voltage transmission lines at typical voltages and line configurations and (2) typical transmission line costs to assist on alternatives in environmental documents. EMF strengths at 0 {+-} 200 ft from centerline were calculated for ac overhead lines, and for 345 and 230-kV ac underground line and for a {+-}450-kV dc overhead line. Compacting and height sensitivity factors were computed for the variation in EMFs when line conductors are moved closer or raised. Estimated costs for the lines are presented and discussed so that the impact of using alternative strategies for reducing EMF strengths and the implications of implementing the strategies can be better appreciated.

Stoffel, J.B.; Pentecost, E.D.; Roman, R.D.; Traczyk, P.A.

1994-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

364

Microsoft Word - Grand Coulee Transmission Line Replacement Project Prelim EA.doc  

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Grand Coulee's Third Powerplant 500-kilovolt Transmission Line Replacement Project Preliminary Environmental Assessment May 2011 DOE/EA-1679 Agency Proposing Action. U.S. Bureau of Reclamation is the lead NEPA agency. The Bonneville Power Administration is assisting Reclamation through project design, environmental review and construction, if the Proposed Action is taken. Action. Reclamation is proposing to replace the six, 500- kV transmission lines of the Third Powerplant (TPP) at Grand Coulee Dam. The transmission lines are presently installed within the dam and a two-chambered tunnel that leads to a Spreader Yard about a mile away. Purpose and Need. The TPP's six generators and transmission lines are critical to the regional power supply.

365

EA-1950: Grand Coulee-Creston Transmission Line Rebuild; Grant and Lincoln  

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50: Grand Coulee-Creston Transmission Line Rebuild; Grant and 50: Grand Coulee-Creston Transmission Line Rebuild; Grant and Lincoln Counties, Washington EA-1950: Grand Coulee-Creston Transmission Line Rebuild; Grant and Lincoln Counties, Washington SUMMARY Bonneville Power Administration is preparing this EA to assess the potential environmental impacts of the proposed rebuild of approximately 28 miles of transmission line between the cities of Coulee Dam in Grant County and Creston in Lincoln County, Washington. The proposed project would include replacing all wood pole structures and conductor, improving existing access roads, and developing temporary access roads. Additional information is available at the project website: http://www.bpa.gov/goto/CouleeCrestonRebuild. PUBLIC COMMENT OPPORTUNITIES Draft EA: Comment Period Ends 2/3/14.

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EA-1952: Lane-Wendson No. 1 Transmission Line Rebuild Project; Lane County, Oregon  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE))

Bonneville Power Administration is preparing an EA to assess the potential environmental impacts of the proposed rebuild of the 41.3-mile Lane-Wendson No. 1 transmission line between Eugene and Florence, Oregon.

367

Power Line Communication as a Transmission Medium for OpenADR...  

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Power Line Communication as a Transmission Medium for OpenADR Signals Speaker(s): Javier Matanza Domingo Date: December 14, 2011 - 1:30pm Location: 90-3075 Seminar HostPoint of...

368

Regulations for Gas Transmission Lines Less than Ten Miles Long (New York)  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE))

Any person who wishes to construct a gas transmission line that is less than ten miles long must file documents describing the construction plans and potential land use and environmental impacts of...

369

Adaptive neurofuzzy inference system-based pollution severity prediction of polymeric insulators in power transmission lines  

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This paper presents the prediction of pollution severity of the polymeric insulators used in power transmission lines using adaptive neurofuzzy inference system (ANFIS) model. In this work, laboratory-based pollution performance tests were carried out ...

C. Muniraj; S. Chandraseka

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

370

DEVELOPING FUTURE SUBSTATION AUTOMATION STRATEGIES: SELECTING  

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-Repairable Components," Power Learn Electric Power Engineering Education, Module PE.PAS.U15.5, 2005. #12;SubstationSubstation Configuration Reliability 1 Reliability of Substation Configurations Daniel Nack, Iowa substation, it still contains what could be described as weak points or points of failure that would lead

Kezunovic, Mladen

371

The All Superconducting Substation: A Comparison with a Conventional Substation  

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Conventional substations today are quite similar in appearance to those of 50 years ago. However, substation components, efficiency, and safety have improved considerably in that time. If the improvements are to continue, different technologies will be required in the future. Superconducting devices such as transformers and cables are under development at present and may provide more efficient and more reliable service than conventional components. This report describes the effects of substituting superc...

2000-11-07T23:59:59.000Z

372

Lossy Electric Transmission Line Soft Fault Diagnosis: an Inverse Scattering Approach  

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1 Lossy Electric Transmission Line Soft Fault Diagnosis: an Inverse Scattering Approach Huaibin diagnosis is the reflectometry, which consists in analyzing the reflection and the transmission of electric Tang and Qinghua Zhang Abstract--In this paper, the diagnosis of soft faults in lossy electric

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

373

Dynamic and short-circuit power of CMOS gates driving lossless transmission lines  

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Abstract—The dynamic and short-circuit power consumption of a complementary metal–oxide–semidconductor (CMOS) gate driving an inductance–capacitance (LC) transmission line as a limiting case of an RLC transmission line is investigated in this paper. Closed-form solutions for the output voltage and shortcircuit power of a CMOS gate driving an LC transmission line are presented. A closed form solution for the short-circuit power is also presented. These solutions agree with circuit simulations within 11 % error for a wide range of transistor widths and line impedances for a 0.25-"m CMOS technology. The ratio of the short circuit to dynamic power is shown to be less than 7 % for CMOS gates driving LC transmission lines where the line is matched or underdriven. The total power consumption is expected to decrease as inductance effects becomes more significant as compared to a resistance–capacitance (RC)-dominated interconnect line. Index Terms—CMOS, dynamic, interconnect, LC, power dissipation, RC, RLC, short-circuit, transmission lines.

Yehea I. Ismail; Eby G. Friedman; Senior Member; Jose Luis Neves

1999-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

374

Quantum Theory of Transmission Line Resonator-Assisted Cooling of a Micromechanical Resonator  

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We propose a quantum description of the cooling of a micromechanical flexural oscillator by a one-dimensional transmission line resonator via a force that resembles cavity radiation pressure. The mechanical oscillator is capacitively coupled to the central conductor of the transmission line resonator. At the optimal point, the micromechanical oscillator can be cooled near to the ground state and the cooling can be measured by homodyne detection of the output microwave signal.

Li, Yong; Xue, Fei; Bruder, C

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

375

Quantum Theory of Transmission Line Resonator-Assisted Cooling of a Micromechanical Resonator  

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We propose a quantum description of the cooling of a micromechanical flexural oscillator by a one-dimensional transmission line resonator via a force that resembles cavity radiation pressure. The mechanical oscillator is capacitively coupled to the central conductor of the transmission line resonator. At the optimal point, the micromechanical oscillator can be cooled close to the ground state, and the cooling can be measured by homodyne detection of the output microwave signal.

Yong Li; Ying-Dan Wang; Fei Xue; C. Bruder

2008-04-30T23:59:59.000Z

376

Renewable portfolio standards, Greenhouse gas reduction, and Long-Line transmission investments in the WECC  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

New, long-distance transmission lines to remote areas with concentrations of high-quality renewable resources can help western states meet the challenges of increasing renewable energy procurement and reducing greenhouse gas emissions more cost-effectively than reliance on local resources alone. The approach applied here to the Western Electricity Coordinating Council is useful for an initial determination of the net benefits of long-line transmission between regions with heterogeneous resource quality. (author)

Olson, Arne; Orans, Ren; Allen, Doug; Moore, Jack; Woo, C.K.

2009-11-15T23:59:59.000Z

377

Field Guide: Transmission Line Aerial Marking and Lighting (Optimized for Electronic Viewing)  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Various types of aerial marking and lighting are applied to transmission structures and wires as a safety enhancement to improve the visibility of structures and lines. This EPRI report, one in a series of practical guides designed as reference aids for utility personnel working in the field, is devoted to the subject of transmission line aerial marking and lighting, with an emphasis on inspection.This field guide has been optimized for viewing on electronic devices. For a standard PDF ...

2011-12-09T23:59:59.000Z

378

Field Guide: Transmission Line Aerial Marking and Lighting (Hard Copy and Standard PDF)  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Various types of aerial marking and lighting are applied to transmission structures and wires as a safety enhancement to improve the visibility of structures and lines. This EPRI report, one in a series of practical guides designed as reference aids for utility personnel working in the field, is devoted to the subject of transmission line aerial marking and lighting, with an emphasis on inspection. The pocket-sized, ring-bound guide is printed in color on high-quality paper. ...

2012-11-09T23:59:59.000Z

379

Outline of Guide for Application of Transmission Line Surge Arresters 42 to 765 kV  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Lightning flashovers are the most frequent cause of transmission line outages. Transmission line surge arresters (TLSA) limit lightning overvoltages between phase conductors and towers, and thus eliminate most outages on protected structures. This guide provides a tutorial on the relevant lightning phenomena, with an in-depth look at the operation, application, and placement of TLSA to maximize flashover protection and minimize capital investment. The guide also describes ways to improve tower grounding ...

2006-10-29T23:59:59.000Z

380

1 Lossy Electric Transmission Line Soft Fault Diagnosis: an Inverse Scattering Approach  

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Abstract—In this paper, the diagnosis of soft faults in lossy electric transmission lines is studied through the inverse scattering approach. The considered soft faults are modeled as continuous spatial variations of distributed characteristic parameters of transmission lines. The diagnosis of such faults from reflection and transmission coefficients measured at the ends of a line can be formulated as an inverse problem. The relationship between this inverse problem and the inverse scattering theory has been studied by Jaulent in 1982 through transformations from the telegrapher’s equations of transmission lines to Zakharov-Shabat equations. The present paper clarifies and completes the computation of the theoretic scattering data required by the inverse scattering transform from the practically measured engineering scattering data. The inverse scattering method is then applied to numerically simulated lossy transmission lines to confirm the feasibility of the studied approach to soft fault diagnosis. Index Terms—inverse scattering, lossy transmission line, soft fault diagnosis, telegrapher’s equations, Zakharov-Shabat equations. I.

Huaibin Tang; Qinghua Zhang

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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381

Blending a Substation into its Environment  

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As the demand for substations in residential and urban areas increasesand the public's tolerance of substations in their backyard decreaseselectric companies are faced with the growing challenge to reduce substation impact in terms of footprint, aesthetics, noise, interference, environmental impact, and safety. In parallel, there is an increasing demand to make substations more physically secure. This EPRI project is built on the premise that reducing a substation's impact on its surroundingsand making i...

2005-09-27T23:59:59.000Z

382

Substation Energy Storage Product Specification  

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This substation energy storage specification is intended to facilitate utility procurement of large grid-connected electrical energy storage systems that would typically be connected at medium voltage at distribution substations. Few utilities have experience with devices of this type, and industry practices are not extensively developed. Therefore, this update report may be used as a guide to suppliers of these devices (who may be unfamiliar with utility practices) as well as distribution utilities ...

2012-10-25T23:59:59.000Z

383

Live Work Guide for Substations  

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Live work (work on energized circuits) is the preferred method of maintenance where system integrity, system reliability, and operating revenues are at a premium and removal of a circuit or a substation from service is not acceptable. Live work (LW) may also be beneficial in construction and storm damage repair. Furthermore, live work may be unavoidable in the case of substations that serve essential facilities such as hospitals, law enforcement, fire departments, and intrusion alarms if standby local ge...

2004-10-28T23:59:59.000Z

384

Electric power substation capital costs  

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The displacement or deferral of substation equipment is a key benefit associated with several technologies that are being developed with the support of the US Department of Energy`s Office of Utility Technologies. This could occur, for example, as a result of installing a distributed generating resource within an electricity distribution system. The objective of this study was to develop a model for preparing preliminary estimates of substation capital costs based on rudimentary conceptual design information. The model is intended to be used by energy systems analysts who need ``ballpark`` substation cost estimates to help establish the value of advanced utility technologies that result in the deferral or displacement of substation equipment. This cost-estimating model requires only minimal inputs. More detailed cost-estimating approaches are recommended when more detailed design information is available. The model was developed by collecting and evaluating approximately 20 sets of substation design and cost data from about 10 US sources, including federal power marketing agencies and private and public electric utilities. The model is principally based on data provided by one of these sources. Estimates prepared with the model were compared with estimated and actual costs for the data sets received from the other utilities. In general, good agreement (for conceptual level estimating) was found between estimates prepared with the cost-estimating model and those prepared by the individual utilities. Thus, the model was judged to be adequate for making preliminary estimates of typical substation costs for US utilities.

Dagle, J.E.; Brown, D.R.

1997-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

385

Transmission Line Workstation - Generation 2 (TLW-Gen2) v1.2: Lightning & Grounding Module  

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This is a complete rewrite of the platform supporting the Transmission Line Workstation. The result is to provide a common platform to share data and support tools between existing and future T&S software. This release adds Vibration and OpenDSS Fault calculations to the initial TFlash and ACDC line ...

2013-11-21T23:59:59.000Z

386

Simulation of atmospheric overvoltages on 400kV power lines in transmission system  

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External overvoltages are unambiguously caused by atmospheric overvoltages on overhead lines an emerges during storms. The paper presents simulation results of atmospheric overvoltages in slovak transmission system, which were realized in purpose of ... Keywords: overhead power lines, overvoltages, power system, surge arrester

Martin Mucha; Žaneta Eleschová; Anton Belá?; František Janí?ek; Peter Szathmáry

2006-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

387

Neural-network-based fault location estimator for transmission line protection  

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A classical task in the protection of transmission lines against short circuits is the estimation of the electrical distance to the fault and its comparison against a given threshold to determine whether the line is faulted or not. This paper presents ...

Héctor J. Altuve; Oscar L. Chacón; Ernesto Vázquez; Daniel Posadas; Edgar N. Sánchez

1999-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

388

Development of Short-Term Transmission Line Capacity Forecasting Methodology  

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A sophisticated and inclusive predictive tool to give utilities the capability of dynamic line rating currently does not exist. The scope of this project is to develop a reliable predictive system that integrates innovative numerical modeling with real-time and historical meteorological data. The modeling scheme used in this phase of the project involved making predictions for times in the past, also known as hindcasts, then comparing those results with the historical record. Future implementations of th...

2008-06-30T23:59:59.000Z

389

Definition: Dispersed Load By Substations | Open Energy Information  

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By Substations Jump to: navigation, search Dictionary.png Dispersed Load By Substations Substation load information configured to represent a system for power flow or system...

390

Draft environmental impact statement for construction and operation of the proposed Bangor Hydro-Electric Company`s second 345-kV transmission tie line to New Brunswick  

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This Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) was prepared by the US Department of Energy (US DOE). The proposed action is the issuance of Presidential Permit PP-89 by DOE to Bangor Hydro-Electric Company to construct and operate a new international transmission line interconnection to New Brunswick, Canada that would consist of an 83.8 mile (US portion), 345-kilovolt (kV) alternating current transmission line from the US-Canadian border at Baileyville, Maine to an existing substation at Orrington, Maine. The principal environmental impacts of the construction and operation of the transmission line would be incremental in nature and would include the conversion of forested uplands (mostly commercial timberlands) and wetlands to right-of-way (small trees, shrubs, and herbaceous vegetation). The proposed line would also result in localized minor to moderate visual impacts and would contribute a minor incremental increase in the exposure of some individuals to electromagnetic fields. This DEIS documents the purpose and need for the proposed action, describes the proposed action and alternatives considered and provides a comparison of the proposed and alternatives routes, and provides detailed information on analyses of the environmental consequences of the proposed action and alternatives, as well as mitigative measures to minimize impacts.

NONE

1993-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

391

Fiber Optic Picosecond Laser Pulse Transmission Line for Hydrogen Ion Beam Profile Measurement  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

We present a fiber optic laser pulse transmission line for non-intrusive longitudinal profile measurement of the hydrogen ion (H-) beam at the front-end of the Spallation Neutron Source (SNS) accelerator. The 80.5 MHz, 2.5 ps, multi-killowatt optical pulses are delivered to the accelerator beam line through a large mode area polarization maintaining optical fiber to ensure a high measurement stability. The transmission efficiency, output laser beam quality, pulse jitter and pulse width broadening over a 100-ft fiber line are experimentally investigated. A successful measurement of the H- beam microbunch (~130 ps) profile is obtained. Our experiment is the first demonstration of particle beam profile diagnostics using fiber optic laser pulse transmission line.

Liu, Yun [ORNL; Huang, Chunning [ORNL; Aleksandrov, Alexander V [ORNL

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

392

An Integrative Approach to Reliability Analysis of an IEC 61850 Digital Substation  

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In recent years, reliability evaluation of substation automation systems has received a significant attention from the research community. With the advent of the concept of smart grid, there is a growing trend to integrate more computation and communication technology into power systems. This thesis focuses on the reliability evaluation of modern substation automation systems. Such systems include both physical devices (current carrying) such as lines, circuit breakers, and transformers, as well as cyber devices (Ethernet switches, intelligent electronic devices, and cables) and belong to a broader class of cyber-physical systems. We assume that the substation utilizes IEC 61850 standard, which is a dominant standard for substation automation. Focusing on IEC 61850 standard, we discuss the failure modes and analyze their effects on the system. We utilize reliability block diagrams for analyzing the reliability of substation components (bay units) and then use the state space approach to study the effects at the substation level. Case study is based on an actual IEC 61850 substation automation system, with different network topologies consideration concluded. Our analysis provides a starting point for evaluating the reliability of the substation and the effects of substation failures to the rest of the power system. By using the state space methods, the steady state probability of each failure effects were calculated in different bay units. These probabilities can be further used in the modeling of the composite power system to analyze the loss of load probabilities.

Zhang, Yan 1988-

2012-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

393

Single-transformer substation for 500 kV and over  

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At extra high voltage substations which must meet high reliability requirements, in particular, two autotransformer groups are often installed almost simultaneously independent of the load. As a result, significant capital investment is frozen for long periods, and scarce electrical equipment is utilized inefficiently. Thus, in a number of cases the construction of substations with a single group of single-phase autotransformers is desirable. In this case, on failure of one autotransformer phase the time of subnormal energy output due to disconnection of the substation may reach several hours. The efficiency of extra high voltage substations may be improved significantly by using a proposed circuit for connection of a group of single-phase transformers with a single reserve phase, permitting installation of one group of single-phase transformers at a substation without impairment of reliability. The installation, performance and cost of this transformer arrangement are discussed. It is concluded that the use of single-transformer 500 kV substations with the proposed circuit as distribution substations would, on the one hand, provide sufficient reliability for users and, on the other hand, would make them competitive with 220 to 330 kV substations. In this case the network reliability can be provided by sectionalizing the lines at the site of transformer connection. This circuit can be used with two-sided substation supply. (LCL)

Gryuntal, Yu.L.; Mikhailov, A.K.; Slavin, G.A.

1978-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

394

Neural net application to transmission line fault detection and classification  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Today, in electric power systems, a large amount of data is made readily available at the occurrence of a fault due to the use of advanced communication systems, digital relays and fault recorders. Such systems are intended to obtain data from contacts of the relays and circuit breakers under operation. In addition, corresponding voltages and currents are recorded during prefault, fault and postfault periods. Restoration of power Systems after a fault occurred requires quick judgment. Hence, fault analysis, as the first step of restoration is very important. However, since faults in power systems are various and relaying systems may be complex, fault analysis is difficult to automate. Common practice in power utility companies, today, is to perform fault analysis by expert operators using their knowledge about the power systems and experience with past faults. Because of the time required to deal with complex fault situations, detailed fault analysis can not be performed by human operators in a short time. Therefore, on-line automated fault analysis system is strongly desired. Traditional approaches to the problem of analysis is to construct a heuristic, rule-based system which embodies a portion of the compiled experience of a human expert. These systems perform fault analysis by mapping fault indications to fault hypotheses. 'These hypotheses are used as inputs for next level of rules. After completion of inferencing process, conclusions are given. The knowledge acquisition process is exhaustive and time consuming. Also, data processing is usually too slow to be effectively applied in a real-time environment. Neural computing is one of the rapidly expanding areas of current research. Neural nets have some obvious advantages over expert systems. They are computationally more effective because of their parallel processing capabilities. Also, there is no need for detailed knowledge acquisition part, because neural nets learn by example. This thesis presents results of a study on using the new neural net system that can perform both on-line and off-line fault detection and classification. Fault analysis is conceptualized as a pattern classification problem which involves the association of input patterns representing the power system state to one or more fault conditions.

Rikalo, Igor

1994-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

395

LineScout technology: from inspection to robotic maintenance on live transmission power lines  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Power line inspection and maintenance practices are evolving as changing market regulations, significantly increased line loading and system availability requirements put pressure on grid owners to innovate. Robotics is thus making its debut in that ... Keywords: field robotics, mechanical design, power line inspection robot, telerobotics

Nicolas Pouliot; Serge Montambault

2009-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

396

Experimental verification of the key properties of a three-dimensional isotropic transmission line based superlens  

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Design and experimental realization of a three-dimensional superlens based on LC-loaded transmission lines are presented. Commercially available components and materials are used in the design. Transmission properties of the designed structure are studied experimentally and the observed lens properties are compared with analytical predictions. Backward-wave propagation and amplification of evanescent waves in the prototype structure are verified both analytically and experimentally.

Pekka Alitalo; Stanislav Maslovski; Sergei Tretyakov

2006-01-10T23:59:59.000Z

397

EPRI Transmission Line Reference Book: Wind-Induced Conductor Motion (Orange Book) Revision  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This report is an updated edition of the longtime industry standard on vibration, EPRI Transmission Line Reference Book: Wind-Induced Conductor Motion, the "Orange Book," which was last issued in 1979. Publication of this new edition is the culmination of three years of research by an international team of experts in the field. The report includes the latest information on research, technology, and materials and represents a significant contribution to the global industry of electric power transmission.

2009-03-27T23:59:59.000Z

398

State of the Art Review of Fiber Reinforced Composite Structures for Transmission Lines  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Although fiber reinforced polymer (FRP) composites have been used for crossarms in utility distribution systems for some time, their use in transmission structures has been limited. Because more traditional materials such as wood, steel, and concrete have limitations in terms of cost, durability, safety, and environmental impact, FRP composites may find more widespread use in the future. This report is a review of the state-of-the-art in the use of FRP composites for transmission line applications. ...

2013-12-19T23:59:59.000Z

399

Power Line Communication as a Transmission Medium for OpenADR Signals  

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Power Line Communication as a Transmission Medium for OpenADR Signals Power Line Communication as a Transmission Medium for OpenADR Signals Speaker(s): Javier Matanza Domingo Date: December 14, 2011 - 1:30pm Location: 90-3075 Seminar Host/Point of Contact: Maya Minamihara Power Line Communication (PLC) is currently considered an emerging technology and is attracting the attention of the scientific community due to the promise of new ways to transmit information. Since this transmission path reaches wherever electricity is present, one of the main motivations is its use in all kinds of energy-related applications. Some examples are: remote-metering, remote-control and demand management. However, not everything about PLC is advantageous, due to the fact that it uses a physical media, which was not designed for transmit information, and it

400

Transmission Line Jobs and Economic Development Impact (JEDI) Model User Reference Guide  

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The Jobs and Economic Development Impact (JEDI) models, developed through the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), are freely available, user-friendly tools that estimate the potential economic impacts of constructing and operating power generation projects for a range of conventional and renewable energy technologies. The Transmission Line JEDI model can be used to field questions about the economic impacts of transmission lines in a given state, region, or local community. This Transmission Line JEDI User Reference Guide was developed to provide basic instruction on operating the model and understanding the results. This guide also provides information on the model's underlying methodology, as well as the parameters and references used to develop the cost data contained in the model.

Goldberg, M.; Keyser, D.

2013-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A test of a 2 Tesla superconducting transmission line magnet system  

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Superconducting transmission line magnet test system for an injector accelerator of a staged VLHC proton-proton colliding beam accelerator has been built and operated at Fermilab. The 1.5 m long, twin-aperture, combined function dipole magnet of 2 Tesla field is excited by a single turn 100 kA transmission line superconductor. The 100 kA dc current is generated using dc-dc switching converters powered by a bulk 240 kW supply. A pair of horizontally placed conventional leads facilitates transfer of this current to the magnet transmission line superconductor operating at liquid helium temperature. Fabrication of magnet components and magnet assembly work are described. The magnet test system and its operation are presented, and the performance is summarized.

Piekarz, Henryk; Carcagno, Ruben; Claypool, Brad; Foster, George W.; Hays, Steven L.; Huang, Yuenian; Kashikhin, Vladimir; Malamud, Ernest; Mazur, Peter O.; Nehring, Roger; Oleck, Andrew; Rabehl, Roger; Schlabach, Phil; Sylvester, Cosmore; Velev, Gueorgui; Volk, James; /Fermilab; Wake, Masayoshi; /KEK, Tsukuba

2005-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

402

Non-Linear Transmission Line (NLTL) Microwave Source Lecture Notes the United States Particle Accelerator School  

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We will quickly go through the history of the non-linear transmission lines (NLTLs). We will describe how they work, how they are modeled and how they are designed. Note that the field of high power, NLTL microwave sources is still under development, so this is just a snap shot of their current state. Topics discussed are: (1) Introduction to solitons and the KdV equation; (2) The lumped element non-linear transmission line; (3) Solution of the KdV equation; (4) Non-linear transmission lines at microwave frequencies; (5) Numerical methods for NLTL analysis; (6) Unipolar versus bipolar input; (7) High power NLTL pioneers; (8) Resistive versus reactive load; (9) Non-lineaer dielectrics; and (10) Effect of losses.

Russell, Steven J. [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Carlsten, Bruce E. [Los Alamos National Laboratory

2012-06-26T23:59:59.000Z

403

Integrated substation looks like one RTU to dispatchers  

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Traditionally, supervisory control and data acquisition systems (Scada) use a master/slave arrangement. The master Scada computer polls individual circuit devices for information, or the devices may report (by exception) to the computer. The substation engineering department of Portland General Electric Co (PCE) is now pioneering a new arrangement in which all devices in a substation communicate with each other and a local computer over a data bus. A single communications line connects the Scada master to the same bus for control and/or monitoring. The new approach is known as a substation integration system (SIS). Thus, for a lower initial cost, substation integration: eliminates the need for redundant equipment - such as panel meters, annunciators, transducers, sequence-of-event recorders, auxiliary tripping relays. Scada RTU, control, and transfer switches; reduces control house size by 25% by reducing wiring and using panel space more efficiently; provides a standardized user interface for easy data access, both locally and remotely; is flexible and expandable because of its modularity and use of non-proprietary hardware and software; improves operability, maintainability and reliability through immediate access to key data; and, reduces overall life-cycle costs by reducing travel and outage time through remote access to substation information. 5 figs.

Koch, W.

1995-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

404

Calculation of large ion densities under HVdc transmission lines by the finite difference method  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A calculation method for large ion densities (charged aerosols) under HVdc transmission lines was developed considering both the charging mechanism of aerosols by small ions and the drifting process by wind. Large ion densities calculated by this method agreed well with the ones measured under the Shiobara HVdc test line on the lateral profiles at ground level up to about 70m downwind from the line. Measured values decreased more quickly than calculated ones farther downwind from the line. Considering the effect of point discharge from ground cover (earth corona) improved the agreement in the farther downwind region.

Suda, Tomotaka; Sunaga, Yoshitaka [Central Research Institute of Electrical Power Industry, Komae, Tokyo (Japan)

1995-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

405

Controlled generation of field squeezing with cold atomic clouds coupled to a superconducting transmission line resonator  

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We propose an efficient method for controlled generation of field squeezing with cold atomic clouds trapped close to a superconducting transmission line resonator. It is shown that, based on the coherent strong magnetic coupling between the collective atomic spins and microwave fields in the transmission line resonator, two-mode or single mode field squeezed states can be generated through coherent control on the dynamics of the system. The degree of squeezing and preparing time can be directly controlled through tuning the external classical fields. This protocol may offer a promising platform for implementing scalable on-chip quantum information processing with continuous variables.

Li, Peng-Bo

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

406

Controlled generation of field squeezing with cold atomic clouds coupled to a superconducting transmission line resonator  

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We propose an efficient method for controlled generation of field squeezing with cold atomic clouds trapped close to a superconducting transmission line resonator. It is shown that, based on the coherent strong magnetic coupling between the collective atomic spins and microwave fields in the transmission line resonator, two-mode or single mode field squeezed states can be generated through coherent control on the dynamics of the system. The degree of squeezing and preparing time can be directly controlled through tuning the external classical fields. This protocol may offer a promising platform for implementing scalable on-chip quantum information processing with continuous variables.

Peng-Bo Li; Fu-Li Li

2010-02-26T23:59:59.000Z

407

Quasi-Static Conductor Loss Calculations in Transmission Lines using a New Conformal Mapping Technique  

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Abstract- A new approximation technique to find the total series impedance per unit length for quasi-TEM transmission lines including conductor loss has been developed. It is shown through the use of conformal mapping that both frequency dependent skin-depth and proximity effects can be accurately modeled. Comparison between experimental measurements and calculations for twin-lead, coplanar strips, parallel square bars, and coplanar waveguide all show excellent agreement. This technique is easily generalized to any transmission line making use of polygonal cross-section conductors. I.

Emre Tuncer; Beom-taek Lee; M. Saiful Islam; Dean P. Neikirk

1994-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

408

A complete and normalized 61850 substation (Smart Grid Project) | Open  

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409

Blending a Substation into Its Environment  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This report provides case studies and analyses of technologies to demonstrate that the use of gas-insulated stations (GIS) technology helps utilities to site substations in locations that would pose significant challenges to conventional outdoor substations.

2007-11-13T23:59:59.000Z

410

Analytical time domain electromagnetic field propagators and closed-form solutions for transmission lines  

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An analytical solution for the coupled telegrapher’s equations in terms of the voltage and current on a homogeneous lossy transmission line and multiconductor transmission line is presented. The resulting telegrapher’s equation solution is obtained in the form of an exact time domain propagator operating on the line voltage and current. It is shown that the analytical equations lead to a stable numerical method that can be used in the analysis of both homogeneous and inhomogeneous transmission lines. A numerical dispersion relation is derived proving that this method has no numerical dispersion down to the two points per wavelength Nyquist limit. Examples are presented showing that exceptionally accurate results are obtained for lossy single and multiconductor transmission lines. The method is extended to represent the general solution to Maxwell’s differential equations in vector matrix form. It is shown that, given the electromagnetic field and boundary conditions at a given instant in time, the free space time domain propagator and corresponding dyadic Green’s functions in 1-, 2-, and 3-dimensions can be used to calculate the field at all subsequent times.

Jeong, Jaehoon

2006-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

411

Importance, Identification, and Assessment of Danger and Hazard Trees Located Outside Electric Transmission Line Rights-of-Way  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Electric transmission line rights-of-way (ROWs) commonly pass through forested areas across North America. Trees from these forests could fall from outside the ROW into a transmission line and its security zone, potentially causing an outage. Most of the bulk transmission outages across the United States over the past decade have been caused by off-ROW trees. The North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) developed standards for transmission vegetation management programs that strictly regul...

2010-11-22T23:59:59.000Z

412

Substation Sensor Database Version 1.0  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The Substation Sensor database provides utilities with a searchable list of sensors available to be applied in substation applications. The Substation Sensor Database provides a searchable database of sensors available to substation engineers, categorized by Area, Component, Sub-Component, Parameter, and Technology. By specifying each category, the list can be filtered to a sub-set of sensors. By clicking on a sensorname, details can be viewed including a description, sensor maturity, and a link to the m...

2010-11-10T23:59:59.000Z

413

Weld-Windsor 115-kV Transmission Line Project, Weld County, Colorado  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The Western Area Power Administration is proposing to rebuild a 3.0 mile segment of the existing Flatiron-Weld 115-kV transmission line in Weld County. The line would be reconductored with new conductor on new wood pole double circuit structures. The new structures would support a double circuit transmission line configuration. The first circuit would be owned by Western and the second by Public Service Company of Colorado (PSCO). Alternatives considered included no action, constructing PSCO`s circuit on new right-of-way, and reconductoring Western`s existing line on the same structures. The proposed action was selected because it provided an opportunity to share structures with PSCO and, overall, would minimize costs and environmental impacts. The environmental assessment identifies minor effects on existing natural or human resources and minor benefits for agricultural operations.

NONE

1996-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

414

Thermal and Corona Models of Overhead Transmission Lines Operating at High Temperatures  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In an attempt to meet increasing demand by pushing more power through existing lines, the power industry has frequently resorted to operating overhead transmission lines at higher temperatures than ever before. There is reason to believe that the empirical models developed in the past for determining conductor temperature and corona performance are in error at these elevated temperatures. In an effort to safely and reliably push more power, it will be important for utilities to understand the temperature...

2007-12-11T23:59:59.000Z

415

Electrical and mechanical design criteria for EHV and UHV: overhead transmission lines  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The results are presented of a program devoted to the selection of electrical and mechanical design criteria and parameters for overhead power transmission lines for ac systems rated at from 345 to 1100 kV and for dc systems rated at from 600 to 1200 kV. Information is included on the environmental effects, i.e., audible noise and electric fields, of the lines, mechanical and economic requirements, safety, failures, grounding, and lightning protection. (LCL)

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1980-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

416

PRE-SW Transmission Line Workstation - Generation 2, Version 1.2, Beta  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This is a complete rewrite of the platform supporting the Transmission Line Workstation.  The aim is to provide a common platform to share data and support tools between existing and future T&S software.  This release adds Vibration and OpenDSS Fault calculations to the initial TFlash and ACDC line calculations.Benefits & Value:Simplified data input by sharing between applicationsCreate common look and feel between ...

2013-08-20T23:59:59.000Z

417

Browse wiki | Open Energy Information  

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charges Production charge + Transmission lineAncillary service + Transmission Substation charge + Subtransmission Line + Subtransmission Substation. + OpenEIUtilityRate...

418

Seismic fragility analysis of equipment and structures in a Memphis Electric substation. Technical report  

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This report presents a seismic fragility analysis of equipment and structures in an electric substation in Memphis, Tennessee. These include the pothead structure, 115 kv switch structure, 97 kv lightning arresters, control house, capacitor banks, 115/12 kv transformers, 12 kv regulators, 115 kv oil circuit breakers, and 12 kv oil circuit breakers. The results from this fragility analysis provide the expected performance of equipment and structures in a substation. They can also be used to evaluate the seismic performance of the entire electric substation and to perform a system reliability analysis of the electric transmission system.

Huo, J.R.; Hwang, H.H.M.

1995-08-10T23:59:59.000Z

419

Video surveillance-based insulator condition monitoring analysis for substation monitoring system (SMS)  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Video surveillance (VS) of electric power lines along with its accessories such as insulators has emerged as a potential alternative for the traditional practice of on-site physical detection. There has been a paradigm shift in electric substation ...

Velaga Sreerama Murthy; D. K. Mohanta; Sumit Gupta

2011-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

420

Proceedings of the Inspection and Assessment of Overhead Transmission Line Equipment Workshop: 13 – 15 May 2003, Monterey, CA  

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This report contains papers and materials presented at the Inspection and Assessment of Overhead Transmission Line Equipment Workshop held in Monterey, California in May of 2003.

2003-12-15T23:59:59.000Z

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421

Substation Ground Grid Impedance Measurement  

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Because safety impacts all segments of the electric power industry, the integrity and conformance to standards of substation grounding systems is of paramount importance. This report summarizes field demonstrations of commercially available meters for performance evaluation of large grounding systems, including the EPRI Ground Grid Evaluator (commercially known as the Smart Ground Multimeter or SGM).

2007-12-13T23:59:59.000Z

422

Three-dimensional isotropic perfect lens based on LC-loaded transmission lines  

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An isotropic three-dimentional perfect lens based on cubic meshes of interconnected transmission lines and bulk loads is proposed. The lens is formed by a slab of a loaded mesh placed in between two similar unloaded meshes. The dispersion equations and the characteristic impedances of the eigenwaves in the meshes are derived analytically, with an emphasis on generality. This allows designing of transmission-line meshes with desired dispersion properties. The required backward-wave mode of operation in the lens is realized with simple inductive and capacitive loads. An analytical expression for the transmission through the lens is derived and the amplification of evanescent waves is demonstrated. Factors that influence enhancement of evanescent waves in the lens are studied and the corresponding design criteria are established. A possible realization of the structure is outlined.

P. Alitalo; S. Maslovski; S. Tretyakov

2005-09-16T23:59:59.000Z

423

The Reliability Investigation on ACSR Splice Connector Systems Used in Overhead Power transmission Lines  

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Due to material discontinuity and inherited forming mechanism from a crimped-type splice connector, the associated conductor-connector system is highly sensitive to system components aging, especially during high-temperature operations. Furthermore, due to the increase in power demand and limited investment in new infrastructure, existing overhead power transmission lines often need to operate at temperatures higher than the original designed values. This has led to the accelerated aging and degradation of conductor-connector systems. The implications of connector aging are two-fold: (1) significant increase in resistivity of the splice connector and (2) significant reduction in the connector clamping strength. Therefore, splice connectors are one of the weakest links in the electric power transmission infrastructure. In this paper we will discuss the reliability of splice connector systems, including both single stage and two stage splice connectors, used in ACSR conductor of transmission lines under high temperature operations.

Wang, Jy-An John [ORNL; Jiang, Hao [ORNL; Ren, Fei [ORNL

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

424

Validation of GNSS under 500,000V Direct Current (DC) transmission lines  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The use of Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS) is common among agricultural users and enables the producer to optimize crop production within soil variant fields to provide better farming practices. Many agricultural navigation systems are dependent ... Keywords: Direct Current, GNSS, High voltage transmission lines, Interference, Precision agriculture

J. B. Bancroft; A. Morrison; G. Lachapelle

2012-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

425

EA-1946: Salem-Albany Transmission Line Rebuild Project; Polk, Benton, Marion, and Linn Counties, Oregon  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE))

Bonneville Power Administration is preparing an EA to assess the potential environmental impacts of the proposed rebuild of the 23.90-mile Salem-Albany No. 1 and 27.85-mile Salem-Albany No. 2 transmission lines between Salem and Albany, Oregon.

426

Amended Notice of Intent for the Northern Pass Transmission Line Project Published in the Federal Register  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE))

The Department of Energy announces its intent to modify the scope of the Northern Pass Transmission Line Project Environmental Impact Statement and to conduct additional public scoping meetings. The Federal Register Notice, which is now available for downloading, includes information on how to submit comments and participate in the additional public scoping meetings.

427

Wideband, Efficient Optical Serrodyne Frequency Shifting with a Phase Modulator and a Nonlinear Transmission Line  

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We report shifting of the frequency of an 850 nm laser with an instantaneous bandwidth of (350-1650), MHz and an efficiency between 35% (minimum) to 80% (best at frequencies around 600 and 1500, MHz) by phase modulation with a sawtooth waveform ("serrodyne frequency shifting"). We use a fiber-coupled traveling wave electro-optical modulator driven by a nonlinear transmission line.

Houtz, Rachel; Mueller, Holger

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

428

EPRI Overhead Transmission Line Inspection - Online Training (OTLOT) Version 8.0  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This course describes the different types of compression connectors for overhead transmission lines and their application, construction, degradation and failure modes, inspection and assessment methods, and remediation techniques.    Benefits & Value:Proper Construction and Installation of Compression Connectors will allow for the following:Self-paced learning opportunityReduced cost of travel and time outside the ...

2012-11-13T23:59:59.000Z

429

Instantaneous Rainfall Rate: Its Measurement and Its Influence on High-Voltage Transmission Lines  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

When a high-voltage transmission line is exposed to rain there is generally a small amount of corona activity at the surface of the conductors. This activity usually results in a power loss and the generation of audible and radio noise. While the ...

Harold Kirkham

1980-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

430

DOE/EA-1967: Hills Creek-Lookout Point Transmission Line Rebuild, Lane County, Oregon  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE))

Bonneville Power Administration is preparing an EA to assess potential environmental impacts of the proposed rebuild of its 26-mile 115 kilovolt (kV) wood-pole Hills Creek-Lookout Point transmission line, which is generally located between Lowell and Oakridge, in Lane County, Oregon.

431

EA-1961: Kalispell-Kerr Transmission Line Rebuild Project, Kalispell and Polson, Montana  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE))

Bonneville Power Administration is preparing an EA to evaluate potential environmental impacts of rebuilding its 41-mile long 115 kilovolt (kV) wood-pole Kalispell-Kerr transmission line between Kalispell and Polson, Montana. Additional information is available on the project website, http://efw.bpa.gov/environmental_services/Document_Library/KALISPELL_KERR/.

432

A systematic fuzzy rule based approach for fault classification in transmission lines  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The paper presents a new approach for fault classification in transmission line using a systematic fuzzy rule based approach. Fault classification is one of the important requirements in distance relaying for identifying the accurate phases involved ... Keywords: DT-fuzzy rule base, Decision Tree, Distance relaying, Fault classification, Heuristic fuzzy system, S-transform, Wavelet transform

S. R. Samantaray

2013-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

433

Ga-based passive loop optimization for magnetic field mitigation of transmission lines  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper presents a systematic method to assist in the design of passive loops with the aim of mitigating the magnetic field generated by overhead transmission lines. The procedure is based on a two-dimensional (2D) modeling of the magnetic field, ... Keywords: Compensated loop, Genetic algorithm, Magnetic field, Mitigation, Passive loop, Reduction factor

Pedro Cruz; Jesús M. Riquelme; Antonio de la Villa; José L. Martínez

2007-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

434

A Power Transmission Line Fault Distance Estimation VLSI Chip: Design and Defect Tolerance  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper presents a system-on-a-chip for fault detection and fault-distance-estimation for power transmission lines in the smart grid. Toward this goal we have designed and fabricated three chips: PGS4, PGS5 and PGS6, each successively more advanced ... Keywords: Smart grid, fault distance, arcing fault, system on a chip, defect tolerance, Radojevic algorithm.

E. MacLean; V. K. Jain

2011-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

435

Supplement Analysis for the Transmission System Vegetation Management Program FEIS (DOE/EIS-0285/SA-141- SalemAlbany #2)  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

1- SalemAlbany #2) 1- SalemAlbany #2) Mark Newbill Natural Resource Specialist- TFE/Chemawa Proposed Action: Vegetation Management for the Salem Albany #2 115 kV transmission line from Salem Substation to Albany Substation. Location: The project is located in the BPA Eugene Region, within Marion, Polk, and Benton Counties, Oregon. Proposed by: Bonneville Power Administration (BPA). Description of the Proposal: BPA proposes to remove unwanted vegetation along the right-of- way, access roads, switch platforms, microwave beam paths, and around tower structures of the subject transmission line corridor that may impede the operation and maintenance of the identified transmission lines. BPA plans to conduct vegetation control with the goal of removing tall growing vegetation that is currently or will soon be a hazard to the transmission

436

Supplement Analysis for the Transmission System Vegetation Management Program FEIS (DOE/EIS-0285/SA-140- SalemAlbany1)  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

0- SalemAlbany1) 0- SalemAlbany1) Mark Newbill Natural Resource Specialist- TFE/Chemawa Proposed Action: Vegetation Management for the Salem Albany #1 115 kV transmission line from Salem Substation to Albany Substation. Location: The project is located in the BPA Eugene Region, Marion, Linn, and Benton County, Oregon. Proposed by: Bonneville Power Administration (BPA). Description of the Proposal: BPA proposes to remove unwanted vegetation along the right-of- way, access roads, switch platforms, microwave beam paths, and around tower structures of the subject transmission line corridor that may impede the operation and maintenance of the identified transmission lines. BPA plans to conduct vegetation control with the goal of removing tall growing vegetation that is currently or will soon be a hazard to the transmission

437

MOV surge arresters: improved substation equipment protection  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The introduction of metal-oxide-varistor (MOV) surge arresters has added a new dimension to substation equipment protection. Through the optimal use of these arresters, it is possible to lower surge arrester ratings and thereby improve protective margins, resulting in a possible reduction of the insulation levels (BIL) of substation equipment. This reduction in BIL can lead to a significant reduction in the cost of substation equipment. General methods are delineated for selecting MOV surge arresters for substation protection and the resulting effect on substation equipment insulation levels.

Niebuhr, W.D.

1985-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

438

Sidney-North Yuma 230-kV Transmission Line Project, Colorado and Nebraska  

SciTech Connect

This report describes the need for a 230-kV overhead transmission line to supply power from Sidney, Nebraska to eastern Colorado. The alternative scenario compared to construction of the line is No Action. Rejected alternatives include underground lines and different routing paths, with a possible extension to the Sterling area. Both scenarios are evaluated for environmental effects, cost, and consequences for the eastern Colorado region. The proposed route is determined to be the environmentally preferred choice. 120 refs., 6 figs., 13 tabs. (MHB)

1991-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

439

Distribution substation load impacts of residential air conditioner load control  

SciTech Connect

An ongoing experiment to monitor the substation level load impacts of end-use load control is described. An overview of the data acquisition system, experimental procedures and analysis techniques are provided. Results of the 1983 and 1984 experiments demonstrate the value of aggregate load impact monitoring as a means of verifying load research results, calculating the diversity of end-use loads, and predicting the impacts of load management on the transmission and distribution systems.

Heffner, G.C.; Kaufman, D.A.

1985-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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EIS-0496: San Luis Transmission Project, Alameda, Merced, San Joaquin and  

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96: San Luis Transmission Project, Alameda, Merced, San 96: San Luis Transmission Project, Alameda, Merced, San Joaquin and Stanislaus Counties, California EIS-0496: San Luis Transmission Project, Alameda, Merced, San Joaquin and Stanislaus Counties, California Summary DOE's Western Area Power Administration, with the Bureau of Reclamation as a cooperating agency, is preparing a joint EIS and environmental impact report (under the California Environmental Quality Act) to evaluate the potential environmental impacts of the proposed interconnection of certain San Luis Unit facilities to Western's Central Valley Project Transmission System. Western proposes at a minimum to construct, own, operate, and maintain a new 230-kilovolt (kV) transmission line about 62 miles in length between Western's Tracy Substation and Western's San Luis Substation and a

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DOE/EIS-0285-SA-137: Supplement Analysis for the Transmission System Vegetation Management Program FEIS - Chemawa-Salem 1&2 (4/1/03)  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

7- Chemawa-Salem1&2) 7- Chemawa-Salem1&2) Mark Newbill Natural Resource Specialist- TFE/Chemawa Proposed Action: Vegetation Management for the Chemawa-Salem #1 115 kV and #2 230 kV transmission lines from Chemawa Substation to Salem Substation. Location: The project is located in the BPA Eugene Region, Marion County, Oregon. Proposed by: Bonneville Power Administration (BPA). Description of the Proposal: BPA proposes to remove unwanted vegetation along the right-of- way, access roads, switch platforms, and around tower structures of the subject transmission line corridor that may impede the operation and maintenance of the identified transmission lines. BPA plans to conduct vegetation control with the goal of removing tall growing vegetation that is currently or will soon be a hazard to the transmission line. BPA's overall goal is to have low-

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Supplement Analysis for the Transmission System Vegetation Management Program FEIS (DOE/EIS-0285/SA-142- KeelerOregon City #2  

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2- KeelerOregon City #2) 2- KeelerOregon City #2) Mark Newbill Natural Resource Specialist- TFE/Chemawa Proposed Action: Vegetation Management for the Keeler-Oregon City #2 115 kV transmission line from Keeler Substation to Oregon City Substation. Includes 5 miles of the St. Johns- Oregon City #2 69 kV transmission line. Location: The project is located in the BPA Eugene Region, Washington County, Oregon. Proposed by: Bonneville Power Administration (BPA). Description of the Proposal: BPA proposes to remove unwanted vegetation via hand cutting along the right-of-way, access roads, switch platforms, microwave beam paths, and around tower structures of the subject transmission line corridor that may impede the operation and maintenance of the identified transmission lines. BPA plans to conduct vegetation control with

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Comparison of prediction and measurement of negative sequence currents of generators connected to 345-kV asymmetrical transmission lines  

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This paper is used to evaluate the negative sequence currents (NSC) of two generators in a generation plant, which are connected to the power pool through four over-head asymmetrical 345-kV transmission lines. The simulation results by using PSS/E and ... Keywords: EMTP, PSS/E, asymmetrical transmission lines, negative sequence current, unbalance

Chi-Jui Wu; Ping-Heng Ho

2011-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Direct optoelectronic generation and detection of sub-ps-electrical pulses on sub-mm-coaxial transmission lines  

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-mm-coaxial transmission lines Tae-In Jeona) and D. Grischkowskyb) School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, OklahomaDirect optoelectronic generation and detection of sub-ps-electrical pulses on sub efficient direct optoelectronic generation of sub-ps-THz pulses on 50 coaxial transmission lines with a 330

Oklahoma State University

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Mutual Design Considerations for Overhead AC Transmission Lines and Gas Transmission Pipelines: Volume 1: Engineering Analysis; Volu me 2: Prediction and Mitigation Procedures  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This joint-effort project between Pipeline Research Committee of the A.G.A. and EPRI was initiated to develop analytical techniques for determining the induced potential on pipelines that parallel electric transmission lines. Its purpose was to develop analytical methods for prediction and mitigation of voltages induced on pipelines by nearby ac transmission lines. Required analytical techniques were developed and supported by field test results. New mitigation methods were developed and old ones evaluat...

1978-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Multiple Uses of Substation Data  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This report describes a suite of modules developed under the Multiple Uses of Substation Data project. The modules are aimed at the integration and automated analysis of data coming from several Intelligent Electronic Devices (IEDs) such as Digital Protective Relays, Digital Fault Recorders and Circuit Breaker Monitors. Once data are collected, automated analysis processes the files to extract relevant information. The modules convert non-operational data to information that may be used by variety of app...

2008-06-30T23:59:59.000Z

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Application of the interphase power controller technology for transmission line power flow control  

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This paper presents an application of the IPC technology for controlling power flows while maintaining the natural synchronizing capacity of transmission lines. The benefits for transmission systems are a substantial increase in steady-state transmission capability, lower losses and voltage support. An example based on the 500 kV Mead-Phoenix Project demonstrates the effectiveness of the IPC solution: the addition of a 370 Mvar capacitor in parallel with the two 500 kV phase-shifting transformers increases their maximum capability from 1,300 to 1,910 MW. The concepts presented are the results of the first phase of work leading to the development of an IPC using power electronics.

Brochu, J.; Beauregard, F.; Lemay, J.; Morin, G.; Pelletier, P. [Center d`Innovation sur le Transport d`Energie du Quebec, Varennes, Quebec (Canada)] [Center d`Innovation sur le Transport d`Energie du Quebec, Varennes, Quebec (Canada); Thallam, R.S. [Salt River Project, Phoenix, AZ (United States)] [Salt River Project, Phoenix, AZ (United States)

1997-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Schultz-Hanford Area Transmission Line Project, Final Environmental Impact Statement  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Final Environmental Impact Statement Final Environmental Impact Statement Bonneville Power Administration U.S. Department of Energy Bureau of Land Management Bureau of Reclamation Fish and Wildlife Service U.S. Department of Interior Department of Army U.S. Department of Defense January 2003 Final Environmental Impact Statement Responsible Agencies: U.S. Department of Energy, Bonneville Power Administration (BPA), Richland Operations Office (RL); U.S. Department of Defense, Department of Army (USDOA); U.S. Department of Interior, Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Bureau of Reclamation (BOR), Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS). Title of Proposed Project: Schultz-Hanford Area Transmission Line Project - DOE/EIS-0325 State Involved: Washington Abstract: BPA proposes to construct a new 500-kilovolt (kV) transmission line in central Washington. This project

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McNary-John Day Transmission Line Project, Final Environmental Impact Statement  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

ENVIRONMENT, FISH AND WILDLIFE August 30, 2002 In reply refer to: T To: People Interested in the McNary-John Day Transmission Line Project Bonneville Power Administration (Bonneville) has finalized the enclosed Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the McNary-John Day Transmission Line Project. In March, we sent you the draft EIS, asked for your comments and had three public meetings. The response was great; we received about 350 comments on the draft document. Thank you for taking the time to read the document and tell us your ideas. This letter briefly describes the final EIS, outlines our next steps and tells where to call if you have questions. The final EIS is abbreviated, consisting of an introduction to the document, changes to the draft

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Wallula-McNary Transmission Line Project and Wallula Power Project EIS (DOE/EIS-0030)  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

RECORD OF DECISION for the Wallula-McNary Transmission Line Project and Wallula Power Project THE DECISION The Bonneville Power Administration (BPA) has decided to implement its portion of the proposed action identified in the Wallula Power Project and Wallula-McNary Transmission Line Project Final Environmental Impact Statement (DOE/EIS-0330, August 2002). The proposed action includes construction of the Wallula Power Project (Wallula Project) that has been proposed by Wallula Generation, LLC (Wallula LLC). The proposed Wallula Project is a 1,300- megawatt (MW) natural-gas-fired, combined-cycle turbine power plant that Wallula LLC is planning to construct on a site near the Columbia River in Walla Walla County, Washington, approximately eight miles south of the City of Pasco. BPA's portion of the proposed action

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Wallula Power Project and Wallula - McNary Transmission Line Project, Final Environmental Impact Statement  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

and and Wallula - McNary Transmission Line Project Final Environmental Impact Statement DOE/EIS-0330 Lead Agencies Bonneville Power Administration Washington State Energy Facility Site Evaluation Council Cooperating Agencies Bureau of Land Management U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service August 2002 EFSEC Washington State Energy Facility Site Evaluation Council August 2002 Dear Reader: Enclosed for your reference is the abbreviated form Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) for the proposed Wallula Power Project and Wallula-McNary Transmission Line Project. This document is designed to supplement or correct information provided in the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS). The proponent, Wallula Generation, LLC, has requested to build a 1,300-megawatt, gas-fired

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DOE/EA-1602: Alternative Intake Project Transmission Line and Interconnection Final Environmental Assessment (November 2008)  

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Alternative Intake Project Alternative Intake Project Transmission Line and Interconnection Final Environmental Assessment November 2008 DOE/EA-1602 DOE/EA-1602 Final Environmental Assessment for the Western Area Power Administration Alternative Intake Project Transmission Line and Interconnection As part of its comprehensive water quality strategy to protect and improve water quality for its customers, the Contra Costa Water District (CCWD) is implementing the Alternative Intake Project (AIP). The AIP will enable CCWD to relocate some of its existing diversions to Victoria Canal, a Delta location with higher-quality source water than is currently available at its Old River and Rock Slough intakes. The AIP project purpose is to protect and improve the quality of water delivered to CCWD's untreated-

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Quantum transducers: Integrating Transmission Lines and Nanomechanical Resonators via Charge Qubits  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

We propose a mechanism to interface a transmission line resonator (TLR) with a nano-mechanical resonator (NAMR) by commonly coupling them to a charge qubit, a Cooper pair box with a controllable gate voltage. Integrated in this quantum transducer or simple quantum network, the charge qubit plays the role of a controllable quantum node coherently exchanging quantum information between the TLR and NAMR. With such an interface, a maser-like process is predicted to create a quasi-classical state of the NAMR by controlling a single-mode classical current in the TLR. Alternatively, a "Cooper pair" coherent output through the transmission line can be driven by a single-mode classical oscillation of the NAMR.

C. P. Sun; L. F. Wei; Yu-xi Liu; Franco Nori

2005-04-08T23:59:59.000Z

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Hybrid particle traps and conditioning procedure for gas insulated transmission lines  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A gas insulated transmission line includes an outer sheath, an inner condor within the outer sheath, insulating supports supporting the inner conductor within the outer sheath, and an insulating gas electrically insulating the inner conductor from the outer sheath. An apertured particle trapping ring is disposed within the outer sheath, and the trapping ring has a pair of dielectric members secured at each longitudinal end thereof, with the dielectric members extending outwardly from the trapping ring along an arc. A support sheet having an adhesive coating thereon is secured to the trapping ring and disposed on the outer sheath within the low field region formed between the trapping ring and the outer sheath. A conditioning method used to condition the transmission line prior to activation in service comprises applying an AC voltage to the inner conductor in a plurality of voltage-time steps, with the voltage-time steps increasing in voltage magnitude while decreasing in time duration.

Dale, Steinar J. (Monroeville, PA); Cookson, Alan H. (Churchill, PA)

1982-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Modelling Quantum Mechanics by the Quantumlike Description of the Electric Signal Propagation in Transmission Lines  

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It is shown that the transmission line technology can be suitably used for simulating quantum mechanics. Using manageable and at the same time non-expensive technology, several quantum mechanical problems can be simulated for significant tutorial purposes. The electric signal envelope propagation through the line is governed by a Schrodinger-like equation for a complex function, representing the low-frequency component of the signal, In this preliminary analysis, we consider two classical examples, i.e. the Frank-Condon principle and the Ramsauer effect.

R. Fedele; M. A. Man'ko; V. I. Man'ko; V. G. Vaccaro

2002-07-30T23:59:59.000Z

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Use of Transmission Line Easements for the Benefit of Native Bees  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The primary objectives of this study were twofold. The first of these was to evaluate the impact of habitat vegetation management in transmission line easements on native bee communities, which are among the most important pollinators of both native and agricultural plants in the United States. More specifically, the aim was to quantitatively test whether management strategies (for example, integrated vegetation management, seeding, and planting) that differ from the standard mechanical removal of ...

2013-10-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Management of Riparian Areas on Electric Transmission Line Rights-of-Way  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Electric transmission line rights-of-way (ROWs) commonly cross streams, rivers, ponds, and lakes. Plant communities along the edges of these water resources are important because of their role in soil conservation and habitat diversity as well as the influence they have on fauna and aquatic ecosystems. The area of vegetation affected by the water-based habitatand that in turn affects the wateris the riparian area. This report provides guidance on the definition and management considerations for riparian ...

2011-12-14T23:59:59.000Z

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