Need of EHV transmission, standard transmission voltage, comparison of EHV AC & DC transmission systems and their applications & limitations, surface voltage gradients in conductor, distribution of voltage gradients on sub-conductors, mechanical considerations of transmission lines, modern trends in EHV AC and
EHV AC Transmission: Corona loss formulas, corona current, audible noise – generation and characteristics corona pulses their generation and properties, radio interference (RI) effects, over voltage due to switching, ferroresonance, reduction of switching surges on EHV system, principle of half wave transmission.
Extra High Voltage Testing: Characteristics and generation of impulse voltage, generation of high AC and DC voltages, measurement of high voltage by sphere gaps and potential dividers. Consideration for Design of EHV Lines: Design factors under steady state limits, EHV line insulation design based upon transient over voltages. Effects of pollution on performance of EHV lines.
EHV DC Transmission – I: Types of dc links, converter station, choice of converter configuration and pulse number, effect of source inductance on operation of converters. Principle of DC link control, converter controls characteristics, firing angle control, current and excitation angle control, power control, starting and stopping of DC link.
EHV DC Transmission – II: Converter faults, protection against over currents and over voltages, smoothing reactors, generation of harmonics, AC and DC filters, Multi Terminal DC systems (MTDC): Types, control, protection and applications.