ABOUT THIS BOOK
The need to improve the reliability and robustness of power systems and smart grids makes protection of sensitive equipment and power transmission and distribution lines against lightning-related effects a primary concern. Renewable electricity generation capacity has been increasing all over the world, and lightning can cause failures either by hitting the turbines or panels directly or inducing transients on the control systems that lead to equipment failure, malfunction or degradation.
This book assesses how global lightning may respond to global climate change, provides thorough coverage of the lightning phenomenon and its interaction with various objects, and covers methods for the effective protection of structures and systems. The book is a valuable reference for researchers in the fields of lightning and power systems, for transmission and distribution line engineers and designers, and is a useful text for related advanced courses. Topics covered include lightning processes, electromagnetic fields and return stroke models; lightning location systems; field-to-transmission line coupling models; grounding and bonding; surge protective devices; modelling of power system components; lightning interaction with power transmission and distribution (MV and LV) lines; and lightning protection of smart grids and renewable energy systems.