Transient Measurements in the Austrian High Voltage Transmission System

Lukas Schwalt, Stephan Pack, Jürgen Plesch, Wolfgang Schulz, Georg Achleitner

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Transient measurements in several substations in the Austrian transmission system were performed in the last years. Based on these measurements it was possible to detect signal sequences which show direct and nearby lightning discharges as well as the coupling effects between phases and ground wire after lightning strikes. These transient voltages were measured by using resistive-capacitive voltage dividers (RC-divider) to generate a high quality dataset. The high bandwidth of the RC-divider and its resulting frequency stability is needed to analyzed such transient events. A correlation between the measurements and the data of the Austrian Lightning Location System was performed. In this paper, three different representative measurements of atmospheric discharges to or close to transmission lines will be presented.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages4
Publication statusPublished - 2017
EventInternational Symposium on Lightning Protection (XIV SIPDA) 2017 - Natal, Brazil
Duration: 2 Oct 20177 Oct 2017


ConferenceInternational Symposium on Lightning Protection (XIV SIPDA) 2017


  • atmospheric discharges
  • transient measurement
  • lightning location system
  • transmission line grid

Fields of Expertise

  • Sustainable Systems

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