The Classification of Substations

Substations are the unsung heroes of the electricity grid. Electric substations are facilities that transform electricity into various forms for safe and effective transportation or distribution. But what exactly is a substation, and what does each type do? Below, we take a look at the different types of substations and the classification of substations. Transmission Substations Transmission substations either…

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Why Substation Maintenance Is Critical

Substation maintenance is the process by which ancillary equipment, switchgear, and buildings in a substation undergo planned inspection periodically, with any necessary repairs being done. These regular preventative checks ensure that substation is kept in the best possible working order at all times. Read on to see why it’s critical to ensure that a substation,…

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The Role of a Station Transformer in a Power System

Power stations and systems make use of ‘transformers’ to get the job done; these components carry electrical energy between different circuits, changing the level of alternating current (AC). This makes them vital for the transmission of AC power across the world, with a variety of designs for various specialized applications across the board. One such…

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6 Simple Rules for Substation Safety

An electrical substation has similar functions to the central station as it generates, transmits and distributes electrical power. As a result, it is also known as a secondary station. Its fundamental role is to change the voltage from low to high and vice versa. Over the years, safety measures have been established that go a…

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Everything You Need to Know About an Insulator

Insulation plays an important role in a substation. If you’re curious about what an insulator is and want to know more about how it works, what materials make the best insulators, and more, read on. What Is an Insulator? An insulator in electricity is a material in which the electron cannot move freely. Their internal…

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The Equipment in Your Local Substation

A substation needs to have a number of electrical equipment if it is to successfully transfer electrical power from the point at which it’s generated to the consumers. This equipment is assembled together in order to create a complete and functional substation. If you would like to know what this equipment is, read on to…

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The Different Types of Electrical Substations

Current electrical power consumption is increasing quickly, and power-producing substations have the task of meeting this demand. A power substation refers to an electrical system with a high voltage capacity whose purpose may be for running equipment such as generators and electrical circuits, among others. The primary objective is to provide continuous energy or power…

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Why We Use High Voltage to Transmit Electrical Power

Power transmission is the large-scale transportation of electrical energy from a generation source, such as a power plant. A transmission network is a collection of interconnecting wires that allow this movement to occur. This contrasts with the local cables that connect high-voltage substations to consumers, which is an act of power distribution. Towers supporting high-voltage…

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What You Need to Know About Power Transformers

A power transformer is an electrical device that converts alternating power from one voltage to another. Because there are no rotating or moving components a transformer is usually modeled as a stationary device. In the majority of cases, power transformers are used to “step down” voltage from a higher level to a lower level to…

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