Ground Fault Current Distribution in Substations Supplied by Nonuniform Mult-Section Lines

S. Mangione (Italy)


Grounding, ground fault current, fault application transfer.


The paper presents a general method for computing the distribution of substation ground fault current. The feeding line can be entirely homogeneous along its whole length or consisting of two or more different sections, i.e. part overhead and part underground cable. Based on the two-port theory, the proposed method allows to take into account all the relevant conductively and inductively coupled parameters which take part to the distribution of the fault current and can be easily implemented in a computer program. Numerical examples demonstrate the high efficiency of the proposed method.

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