This standard applies to wires and cables, used principally for power system communications and control purposes, which are located within electric supply locations or are installed within the zone of influence (ZOI) of the power station ground potential rise (GPR), or which may be buried adjacent to electric power transmission and distribution lines. This standard covers the appropriate design requirements, electrical and mechanical parameters, the testing requirements, and the handling procedures for cables that are to be installed and operated in high voltage environments where they may be subjected to high voltages either by conduction, or induction coupling, or both. Coaxial and fiber optic cables, except for those used in Ethernet applications, are specifically excluded from this standard.
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