Electric Power Transmission Essay

7742 Words Nov 5th, 2011 31 Pages
Electric power transmission

"Electric transmission" redirects here. For vehicle transmissions, see diesel-electric transmission.
400 kV high-tension transmission lines near Madrid
Electric power transmission or "high-voltage electric transmission" is the bulk transfer of electrical energy, from generating power plants to substations located near population centers. This is distinct from the local wiring between high-voltage substations and customers, which is typically referred to as electric power distribution. Transmission lines, when interconnected with each other, become high-voltage transmission networks. In the US, these are typically referred to as "power grids" or just "the grid", while in the UK the network is
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|7 Control |
|7.1 Load balancing |
|7.2 Failure protection |
|8 Communications |
|9 Electricity market reform |
|10 Cost of electric power transmission |
|11 Merchant transmission |
|12 Health concerns |
|13 Government policy |
|14 Special transmission |
|14.1 Grids for railways |
|14.2 Superconducting cables |
|14.3 Single wire earth return |
|14.4 Wireless power transmission |
|15 Security of control systems |

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