Model for the ready definition and approximate comparison of alternative high voltage transmission systems. Phases II and III. Application to electric systems within the contiguous United States. [800 and 1200 kV; 400, 600, and 800 kV dc] [electronic resource].
- Oak Ridge, Tenn. : Distributed by the Office of Scientific and Technical Information, U.S. Dept. of Energy, 1979.
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- Pages: 32 : digital, PDF file
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- United States. Department of Energy. Office of Scientific and Technical Information
- Research on power delivery alternatives is reported. The first phase of this work was to develop a model of overhead transmission systems in the range of 362 to 1200 kV ac, and +-400 to +-800 kV dc. Such systems included transmission from generation to load and inter-connection of two large integrated systems, with and without the existence of an underlying lower voltage network in either case. This phase has been completed. The second and third phases involved application of the model to electric systems within selected regions of the US, and the entire US, respectively, dealing with real situations and including projected expansion to year 1987. The potential benefits and costs of using higher than existing transmission voltages were to be evaluated on this basis. Additionally, the most advantageous new voltage was to be determined taking into account direct and indirect benefits and costs. The results of the second and third phases are presented.
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Commonwealth Associates, Inc., Jackson, MI (USA)
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