Active PAR

P1410

Guide for Improving the Lightning Performance of Electric Power Overhead Distribution Lines

This guide identifies factors that contribute to lightning-caused faults on overhead distribution lines and suggests improvements to existing and new constructions. This guide is limited to the protection of distribution-line insulation for system voltages 69 kV and below. Equipment protection considerations are covered in IEEE Std C62.22-2009.

Sponsor Committee
PE/T&D - Transmission and Distribution
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Status
Active PAR
PAR Approval
2019-11-07
Superseding
1410-2010

Working Group Details

Society
IEEE Power and Energy Society
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Sponsor Committee
PE/T&D - Transmission and Distribution
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Working Group
Lightning-1410_WG - Lightning Performance Working Group
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IEEE Program Manager
Michael Kipness
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Working Group Chair
Emanuel Petrache

P1243

Guide for Improving the Lightning Performance of Transmission Lines

This Guide covers all factors affecting the lightning flashover rate of overhead transmission lines with a phase-to-phase voltage exceeding 38 kV, and an average conductor height exceeding 10 m. These factors include, but are not limited to, lightning activity and stroke characteristics, the stroke attachment process, soil characteristics, insulation strength, line surge arresters, traveling wave analysis, corona, pre-discharge, overhead shield wires, shielding from nearby objects, induced voltages from nearby strokes, and reducing the impact of a flashover. Tower and pole electrical characteristics and grounding methods are addressed. Both AC and DC transmission lines are addressed. The scope excludes medium-voltage distribution lines and low-voltage secondary circuits. Lightning effects on substations, underground cables, and utilization facilities are also excluded. This guide does not explain or evaluate theoretical methods, but does provide guidance for their practical use in line design.

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No Active Standards

1410-2004

IEEE Guide for Improving the Lightning Performance of Electric Power Overhead Distribution Lines

Measures for improving the lightning protection performance of schemes applied to overhead power distribution lines are discussed in this guide.

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No Inactive-Withdrawn Standards

1243-1997

IEEE Guide for Improving the Lightning Performance of Transmission Lines

The effects of routing, structure type, insulation, shielding, and grounding on transmission lines are discussed. The way these transmission-line choices will improve or degrade lightning performance is also provided. An additional section discusses several special methods that may be used to improve lightning performance. Finally, a listing and description of the FLASH program is presented.

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1410-2010

IEEE Guide for Improving the Lightning Performance of Electric Power Overhead Distribution Lines

Factors that contribute to lightning-caused faults on the line insulation of overhead distribution lines and suggested improvements to existing and new constructions are identified in this guide.

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