Checking date: 27/01/2021

Course: 2020/2021

High voltage power lines and substations
Study: Bachelor in Electrical Power Engineering (222)

Coordinating teacher: LEDESMA LARREA, PABLO

Department assigned to the subject: Department of Electrical Engineering

Type: Compulsory
ECTS Credits: 6.0 ECTS


Students are expected to have completed
Electrical power engineering fundamentals
1. Ability to complete a power line project, according to the Spanish regulations. 2. Basic knowledge of the switchgear used in electric substations. 3. Ability to use technical documents related to power systems such as regulations and standards.
Description of contents: programme
1. Overhead conductors. 2. Electric parameters in power lines. 3. Propagation of electromagnetic waves in power lines. 4. Power line models. 5. Thermal limit. 6. Insulators in overhead lines. 7. Corona effect. 8. Mechanical tension in overhead lines. 9. Pylons and electric distances. 10. Earthing. 11. Overhead line project. 12. Live works. 13. High Voltage DC lines. 14. Classification of switchgear. 15. High voltage instrument transformers. 16. Representing high voltage circuits. 17. Configuration of substations.
Learning activities and methodology
- Master classes. - Resolution of numerical examples in the classroom. - Project of an overhead power line.
Assessment System
  • % end-of-term-examination 0
  • % of continuous assessment (assigments, laboratory, practicals...) 100
Basic Bibliography
  • Bacigalupe Camarero, Fernando. Líneas aéreas de media y baja tensión : cálculo mecánico. Paraninfo.
  • Checa L.M.. Líneas de transporte de energía. Marcombo Boixareu Editores. 1988
  • Ministerio de Industria, Turismo y Comercio. Reglamento sobre condiciones técnicas y garantías de seguridad en líneas de alta tensión : Real Decreto 223/2008, de 15 de febrero. BOE. BOE.
  • Moreno Clemente, Julián. Cálculo de líneas eléctricas aéreas de alta tensión. Moreno, J..
  • Pascual Simón, Fernando Garnacho, Jorge Moreno, Alberto González. Cálculo y diseño de líneas eléctricas de alta tensión. Garceta. 2011
  • Tora Galván J.L.. Transporte de la Energía Eléctrica. Universidad Pontificia de Comillas. 1997

The course syllabus and the academic weekly planning may change due academic events or other reasons.