Working Group Details
ESMOL-1048_WG - Protective Grounding of Power Lines Working Group
|IEEE Program Manager|
Guidelines for protective grounding methods for individuals engaged in de-energized overhead transmission and distribution line maintenance are provided. This guide also provides information on the sizing and maintenance of protective ground sets. It is a compilation of information on protective grounding practice employed by North American power utilities.
Guidelines are provided for Temporary Protective Grounding (TPG) of electric power lines to assist in protection of workers from voltages and currents that might develop at a de-energized worksite during maintenance of ac overhead and underground, transmission and distribution lines, cables, and equipment. Other forms of worker protection include isolation and insulation. These methods are described in other documents and guides and are not discussed here.