Power Systems Engineering Research Center

T-62G Project Summary 

Unified Approach to the Optimization of Transmission Lines for Maximum Power Transfer Capacity Based on their Electric Field Distribution

Summary The objective of the research project is to develop an approach for overhead transmission line design that uses electric field characteristics to provide a direct link between capacity considerations and corona and flashover performance. The method would provide greater insight into transmission line characteristics and could improve industry capabilities regarding line optimization. The approach could also provide a better way to assess electrical clearances both in terms of reliability and personnel safety.
Academic Team Members Project Leader: Robert Olson (WSU, bgolsen@wsu.edu); 
Industry Team Members Dr. Carol Liu (AEP)
Project Period August 20, 2018 to August 20, 2020