Wind cooling effect on dynamic overhead line ratings

J. Fu, S. Abbott, B. Fox, D. J. Morrow, S. Abdelkader

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Due to deregulation of the power supply industry and the continuing need for network expansion, there is pressure to maximise utilisation of the existing transmission and distribution networks. A way of achieving this is to employ dynamic line ratings instead of the present static line ratings based on conservative weather assumptions. Such an approach is especially beneficial in areas of significant wind generation. In dynamic line rating methodologies, both the line loading and weather conditions are major contributors to a conductor's temperature. The effects of Joule heating and wind speed have been examined using a section of `Lynx' 175 mm2 conductor in a wind tunnel under controlled environmental conditions.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 45th International Universities Power Engineering Conference
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9780956557025
ISBN (Print)9781424476671
Publication statusPublished - 03 Dec 2010
Event45th International Universities Power Engineering Conference - Cardiff, United Kingdom
Duration: 31 Aug 201003 Sep 2010

Publication series

NameInternational Universities Power Engineering Conference: Proceedings


Conference45th International Universities Power Engineering Conference
Abbreviated titleUPEC
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom


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