Kosovo’s Ground Flash Density and Protection of Transmission Lines of the Kosovo Power System from Atmospheric Discharges

International Journal of Recent Contributions from Engineering, Science & IT. 2018;6(1):88-98 DOI 10.3991/ijes.v6i1.8434

 

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Journal Title: International Journal of Recent Contributions from Engineering, Science & IT

ISSN: 2197-8581 (Online)

Publisher: Kassel University Press

Society/Institution: International Association of Online Engineering (IAOE)

LCC Subject Category: Technology: Electrical engineering. Electronics. Nuclear engineering: Electronics: Computer engineering. Computer hardware | Science

Country of publisher: Germany

Language of fulltext: English

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AUTHORS

Bahri Prebreza (University of Prishtina, Faculty of Electrical and Computer Engineering)
Bujar Krasniqi (University of Prishtina, Faculty of Electrical and Computer Engineering)

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Double blind peer review

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Time From Submission to Publication: 8 weeks

 

Abstract | Full Text

In this paper is presented the protection of transmission power lines of the Kosovo Power System from atmospheric discharges, with the use of surge arresters. Atmospheric discharges represent one of the main causes of interruptions for the Kosovo Power System. In addition, the ground flash density for Kosovo is given. The transmission lines with the worst performance regarding atmospheric discharges are discussed in more detail and are presented recommendations about the surge arresters used to protect the system from these overvoltages. The data provided by the localized lightning system in Kosovo enable us to provide a detailed correlation of the reported outages of the Kosovo Power System and corresponding atmospheric discharges. Recommendations for protection in terms of surge arresters are given followed by subsequent dynamic simulations using MATLAB software.