Simulation of Transient Over-Voltages for Overhead Transmission Lines via Electromagnetic Transients Programs

The candidate will utilize his knowledge and experience in transmission line modelling to implement test cases required for the Transient Over-Voltage studies. The simulations will be performed using well-known computer packages available at BC Hydro and Power labs at UBC as well as programs written by the candidate to implement the recently developed line model in his PhD work. Simulation results will be compared with the simulations previously performed by BC Hydro. In case of agreement between these results, BC Hydro will be able to use the confirmed data and standards to design and set protective devises to moderate the effect of transient over-voltages on the overhead transmission lines existing in the province of British Columbia.

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British Columbia Hydro and Power Authority


Engineering - computer / electrical




University of British Columbia



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