# Power Transmission Basics for UK HV Installations

• trollcast
In summary, the conversation is about a student participating in a work experience program with a HV electricity design and installation company in the UK. The student is looking for resources to learn about the basics of HV installs, such as substations and transmission lines, and does not need information on the mathematical aspects. Some suggested resources are the Wikipedia article on power transmission lines and the HowStuffWorks article on power.
trollcast
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As part of my school's work experience program I'm going to be spending a week with a HV Electricity design and installation company in their design office. They do pretty much any type of HV installs from renewables like wind turbines to substations and HV transmission lines.

I was just wondering if anyone could link me some good sites that would explain the basics of it and how it all sort of goes together, ie. like substations and stuff like that. I don't really need any of the mathematical aspects of it as my dad says it'll all be pre-calculated and on charts or computer programs (He does the same type of work except its for low voltage) .

Thanks

Ps. I'm in the UK if that makes any difference.

trollcast said:
As part of my school's work experience program I'm going to be spending a week with a HV Electricity design and installation company in their design office. They do pretty much any type of HV installs from renewables like wind turbines to substations and HV transmission lines.

I was just wondering if anyone could link me some good sites that would explain the basics of it and how it all sort of goes together, ie. like substations and stuff like that. I don't really need any of the mathematical aspects of it as my dad says it'll all be pre-calculated and on charts or computer programs (He does the same type of work except its for low voltage) .

Thanks

Ps. I'm in the UK if that makes any difference.

Anybody? I've only got a couple of weeks left until my work experience.

## 1. What is power transmission?

Power transmission is the process of transferring electrical energy from power plants to end users through a network of high voltage (HV) installations, such as substations and transmission lines.

## 2. What are the main components of a power transmission system?

The main components of a power transmission system include generators, transformers, switchgear, transmission lines, and distribution networks. These components work together to ensure efficient and reliable transmission of electricity.

## 3. How is power transmitted in the UK?

In the UK, power is transmitted at high voltages (usually between 132kV and 400kV) to reduce energy losses during transmission. The electricity is then stepped down to lower voltages at substations before being distributed to homes and businesses through local distribution networks.

## 4. What are the safety measures for power transmission installations in the UK?

The UK has strict safety measures in place for power transmission installations, including regular inspections and maintenance of equipment, use of safety equipment and protocols for workers, and compliance with national and international safety standards.

## 5. How does power transmission impact the environment?

Power transmission can have both positive and negative impacts on the environment. While it allows for the efficient distribution of electricity, the construction and operation of power transmission installations can have environmental consequences such as land disturbance, noise pollution, and emissions from power plants. Efforts are being made to minimize these impacts through sustainable practices and the use of renewable energy sources.

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