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Usage of Lightning Arrester Line to Feed Light Electrical Loads

Hani Bani Odeh and Yousif El-Tous


In remote areas, light loads (tens of kilowatts) are scattered and situated in the field of high voltage lines (66KV and above). These loads are very far from the main feeders/sub-stations (33KV-0.380KV). Feeding such loads in the traditional ways like provision of Diesel-Powered Stations, installation of new distribution lines from the Feeding Centers, or building new Sub-Stations are not practical ways from the economical point of view, because it requires huge additional expenses and will increase electrical power losses. These expenses are not worthy for such loads and therefore, it is necessary to search for other methods to supply them. One of these methods is to use the lightning arrester line as capacitive divider to supply the light loads. In this research, the induced voltage of the lightning arrester line was calculated when it is isolated from the earth. We found the capacitance between lightning arrester line versus the phases and lightning arrester. It was also found the selective power out of the lightning arrester line and the required length which is to be isolated from the earth keeping the main function of the lightning arrester line. When economically comparing between supplying the light electrical loads by traditional ways and the method of lightning arrester, it was found the advantage of using lightning arresters to supply such loads. Also, by using the traditional methods, it was noted that there is a power loss in the power transmission lines by a percentage of 1.8%.

American Journal of Applied Sciences
Volume 6 No. 1, 2009, 13-23


Submitted On: 25 March 2008 Published On: 31 January 2009

How to Cite: Odeh, H. B. & El-Tous, Y. (2009). Usage of Lightning Arrester Line to Feed Light Electrical Loads. American Journal of Applied Sciences, 6(1), 13-23.

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  • Lightning arrester
  • loads
  • economics
  • high voltage lines
  • capacitive divider