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For 24 working days during the period

July 2014 to

Aug. 2015


Diploma 2nd year (Electrical)
(Session 2014-2015)

Submitted To:-

Submitted By:-

Mr. Gyanchand Bairwa


(Head of department)

I am very pleased to present this report of "132 KV Grid Sub Station" practical
fulfillment of Requirement as a student of third-year Diploma (Electrical).
I want to express my deep so some of graduate to Mr. A.R. Meena Head of
Department (Elet. Engg.) for their well training duration period and there perspective
efforts in arranging practical training at "132KV GSS RVPN ,UNIARA
I am also grateful my friends who impressed me for this purpose.

This basic of practical training has been to lot of the student known and understand the
basic principals and there application in the real life.
However to be able to use these principals correctly in a given physical station one needs
further training . I collected a large no. of data & diagram for the report. I have tried to use
symbols, names etc. which are popular now days. SI Prefixes such as mega, killo, milli, etc.
are used. Whenever they make the presentation the more reliable thus 132KV is preferred
to over 132000V. Especial emphasis has been given to the damnation of physical quantity. I
have developed a some what different methodology into this report. This report present
132KV G.S.S. in very systematic way. As I study a head according to the requirement of
distribution. I arranged my record in that manner.
The moto of underline this training report is to make it a interesting & enjoyable being a
description of the nature around us .I have extensively used this aspect of electricity to
introduce this report the subject than appears to be friendly &enjoyable. I have taken care
that numerical values of different quantity used in records correspond to real station to.

Contents:132 KV SUB-STATION




2.Single Line Diagram


3.Lighting Arrester


4.Bus bar






7.Circuit Breaker


8. Protective relay


9.Power Transformer


10.Current Transformer


11.Potential Transformer


12.Capacitive Voltage Transformer


13.Control Room


14. Capacitor Bank


15. Power Line Carrier Communication


16.Earthing of The System


17.Battery Room


18.Some definitions related to transformer




When India becomes independent its overall installed capacity was hardly 1900 mw.
During first year plan (1951-1956) this capacity was only 2300 mw. The contribution of
Rajasthan state was negligible during 1&2 year plans the emphases was on industrialization
for that end it was considered to make the system of the country reliable. Therefore
Rajasthan state electricity board came into existence in July 1957.
In India electrical power is generated at a voltage of 11KV to 33 KV . which is taken
stepped up to the transmission level in the range of 66 KV to 400 KV
Member of transmission and switching have to be created. These are known as SUB
Along these transmission lines secondary substation are created where voltage is further
stepped down to sub transmission and primary distribution voltage.
A substation is an assembly of apparatus, which transform the characteristics of electrical
energy from one form to another say from one voltage level to another level. Hence a
substation is an intermediate link between the generating station and consumer.
For economic transmission the voltage should be high so it is necessary to step up the
generated voltage for transmission and step down transmitted voltage for distribution. For
this purpose substations are installed.

The normal voltages for transmission are

,132kv and for distribution 33kv, 11kv etc.
Electricity boards are setup in all states of India which are responsible for





They also construct, install and maintain all the station made for these purpose. In
Rajasthan ,R.R.V.P.N.L. is responsible for transmission and distribution of electrical power
all over Rajasthan. It has its own generating station and its also gets power from various
other stations also. It gets power from following stations:-


Badarpur Thermal Power Station Delhi


BhakaraNangl Project (at satlaj in Punjab)


Gandhi Sagar Dam Kota


Jawahar Dam Kota


RanaPratapSagar Dam Kota


Rajasthan Atomic Power Plant (RAPP) Kota


Kota Super Thermal Power Station (KSTPS) Kota


Anta Gas Power Plant Anta


Rajasthan share in Bhakara Beas Management Board (BBMB)

Power obtain from these stations is transmitted all over Rajasthan with the help of grid
stations. Depending on the purpose, substations may be classified as:-


Step up substation


Primary grid substation


Secondary substation


Distribution substation


Bulky supply and industrial substation


Mining substation


Mobile substation


Cinematograph substation
Depending on constructional feature substation are classified as:-


Outdoor type


Indoor type


Basement or Underground type


Pole mounting open or kilos type


Any substation has many types of civil and electrical works. Main components are:

Bus bar

Power transformers


Circuit breaker

Lightening arrester


Instrument transformers
The control room is equipped with protective relays, ammeters, voltmeters, energy
meters and frequency and power factor meters
D.C. supply is heart of GSS batteries are used for this purpose. They have separate
charging circuit also. For communication purpose P.L.C.C. is used which has its various
Electrical power is generated, transmitted in the form of alternating current. The
electric power produced at the power stations is delivered to the consumers through a large
network of transmission & distribution. The transmission network is inevitable long and high
power lines are necessary to maintain a huge block of power source of generation to the load
centres to inter connected. Power house for increased reliability of supply greater.
The assembly of apparatus used to change some characteristics (e.g. voltage, ac to dc,
frequency, power factor etc.) of electric supply keeping the power constant is called a
An electrical substation is a subsidiary station of an electricity generation, transmission
and distribution system where voltage is transformed from high to low or the reverse using
transformers. Electric power may flow through several substations between generating plant
and consumer, and may be changed in voltage in several steps.
Substations have switching, protection and control equipment and one or moretransfor
mers. In a large substation, circuit breaker are used to interrupt any short-circuits or overload
currents that may occur on the network.
Depending on the constructional feature, the high voltage substations may be further

(a)Outdoor substation
(b) Indoor substation
(c)Base or Underground substation
1.1) 132KV Grid Substation, Uniyara:Its part of RVPN. It is situated 3 km away from Uniyara. The power mainly
comes from 132KV from 220 KV GSS S.W.M. and 33KV K.P.T.L. KHATOLI, UNIYARA.
The substation is equipped with various equipments and there are variousarrangements
the protection purpose.
1.2) INCOMING FEEDERS:The incoming feeders are:
1.3) OUTGOING FEEDERS:The outgoing feeders are:

Fig:- Substation

Single Line Diagram
2.1) Definition of single line diagram:A Single Line Diagram (SLD) of an Electrical System is the Line Diagram of the
concerned Electrical System which includes all the required Electrical equipments
connection sequence wise from the point of entrance of Power up to the end of the scope of
the mentioned Work.
In 132KV Substation, the SLD shall show Lightening Arrestor, State Electricity Board's
C.T/P.T Unit, Isolators, Protection and Metering P.T & C.T. Circuit Breakers, again Isolators
and circuit Breakers, Main Power Transformer, all protective devices or relays and other
special equipment like CVT, guard rings, etc as per design criteria.
As these feeders enter the station they are to pass through various instruments. The
instruments have their usual functioning. They are as follows in the single line diagram.
1. Lightening arrestors
2. C V T
3. Wave trap
4. Current transformer
5. Isolators with earth switch
6. Circuit breaker
7. BUS
8. Potential transformer in the bus with a bus isolator
9. Isolator
10. Current transformer
11. Circuit breaker
12. Lightening arrestors
13. Transformer
2.2) Single Line Diagram of 132kv grid substation, UNIYARA:9


Lighting Arrester
A lightning arrester (also known as surge diverter) is a device connected between
line and earth i.e. in parallel with the over headline, HV equipments and substation to be
protected. It is a safety valve which limits the magnitude of lightning and
switching over voltages at the substations, over headlines and HV equipments and provides a
low resistance path for the surge current to flow to the ground. The practice is also to install
lightning arresters at the incoming terminals of the line.
All the electrical equipments must be protected from the severe damages of lightning
strokes. The techniques can be studied under:Protection of transmission line from direct stroke.
Protection of power station and sub-station from direct stroke.
Protection of electrical equipments from travelling waves
3.1) Types of Arrestors:3.1.1)Rod/sphere gap:- It is a very simple protective device i.e. gap is provided
across the stack of Insulators to permit flash-over when undesirablevoltages are impressed of
the system.
3.1.2)Expulsion type LA:-It have two electrodes at each end and consists of a fiber
tube capable of producing a gas when is produced. The gas so evolved blows the arc through
the bottom electrode.
3.1.3) Valve type LA:-It consists of a divided spark-gap in series will a non
linear resistor. The divided spark gap consists of a no. of similar elements, each of it two
electrode across which are connected high resistor.


Fig:- Lighting Arrester


Bus Bars are the common electrical component through which a large no of feeders
operating at same voltage have to be connected. If the bus bars are of rigid type (Aluminium
types) the structure height are low and minimum clearance is required. While in case of
strain type of bus bars suitable ACSR conductor are strung/tensioned by tension insulators
discs according to system voltages. In the widely used strain type bus bars stringing tension
is about 500-900 Kg depending upon the size of conductor used. Here proper clearance
bus bars would effect the clearances when it swings while over tensioning may damage insul
ators.Clamps or even effect the supporting structures in low temperature conditions. The
clamping should be proper, as loose clamp would spark under in full load condition
damaging the bus bars itself.
BEING ADOPTED BY R.R.V.P.N.L.:4.1.1) Single bus bar arrangement
4.1.2) Double bus bar arrangement
a) Main bus with transformer bus
b) Main bus-I with main bus-II
4.1.3) Double bus bar arrangement with auxiliary bus.
cheapest. It suffers, however, from majordefects.





1.Maintenance without interruption is not possible.

2.Extension of the sub station without a shut down is not possible
1.Each load may be fed from either bus.
2.The load circuit may be divided in to two separate groups if needed from
operational consideration. Two supplies from different sources can be put on each bus
3.Either bus bar may be taken out from maintenance of insulators. The normal bus
selection insulators can not be used for breaking load currents.
The arrangement does not permit breaker maintenance without causing stoppage of su
The double bus bar arrangement provides facility to change over to either bus to
carry out maintenance on the other but provide no facility to carry over breaker maintenance.
The main and transfer bus works the other way round. It provides facility for carrying
out breaker maintenance but does not permit bus maintenance. Whenever maintenance is

required on any breaker the circuit is changed over to the transfer bus and is controlled
through bus coupler breaker.


The insulator for the overhead lines provides insulation to the power conductors from
the ground so that currents from conductors do not flow to earth through supports. The
insulators are connected to the cross arm of supporting structure and the power conductor
passes through the clamp of the insulator. The insulators provide necessary insulation
between line conductors and supports and thus prevent any leakage current from conductors
to earth. In general, the insulator should have the following desirable properties:
High mechanical strength in order to withstand conductor load, wind load etc.
High electrical resistance of insulator material in order to avoid leakage currents to earth.
High relative permittivity of insulator material in order that dielectric strength is high.
High ratio of puncture strength to flash over. These insulators are generally made of glazed
porcelain or toughened glass. Poly come type insulator [solid core] are also being supplied in
place of hast insulators if available indigenously. The design of the insulator is such that the
stress due to contraction and expansion in any part of the insulator does not lead to any
defect. It is desirable not to allow porcelain to come in direct contact with a hard metal screw
5.1.1:Pin type
5.1.2:Suspension type
5.1.3:Strain insulator
5.1.1)PIN TYPE:
Pin type insulator consist of a single or multiple shells adapted to be mounted on a
spindle to be fixed to the cross arm of the supporting structure. When the upper most shell is
wet due to rain the lower shells are dry and provide sufficient leakage resistance these are
used for transmission and distribution of electric power at voltage up to voltage 33 KV.
Beyond operating voltage of 33 KV the pin type insulators thus become too bulky and hence


Fig:- Insulators

Suspension type insulators consist of a number of porcelain disc connected in series by
metal links in the form of a string. Its working voltage is 66KV. Each disc is designed for
low voltage for 11KV.
The strain insulators are exactly identical in shape with the suspension insulators.
horizontal plane rather than the vertical plane. These insulators are used where line issubjecte
d to greater tension. For low voltage lines (< 11KV) shackle insulator a reused as strain


Isolator" is one, which can break and make an electric circuit in no load condition.
These are normally used in various circuits for the purposes of Isolation of a certain
portion when required for maintenance etc. Isolation of a certain portion when
required for maintenance etc."Switching Isolators" are capable of
Interrupting transformer magnetized currents
Interrupting line charging current
Load transfer switching
Its main application is in connection with transformer feeder as this unit makes it
possible to switch out one transformer, while the other is still on load. The most
common type of isolators is the rotating centre pots type in which each phase has three
insulator post, with the outer posts carrying fixed contacts and connections while the
centre post having contact arm which is arranged to move through 90` on its axis. The
following interlocks are provided with isolator:
a) Bus 1 and2 isolators cannot be closed simultaneously.
b) Isolator cannot operate unless the breaker is open.
c) Only one bay can be taken on bypass bus.
d) No isolator can operate when corresponding earth switch is on breaker.

Fig:- Isolator


The function of relays and circuit breakers in the operation of a power system is
to prevent or limit damage during faults or overloads, and to minimize their effect on the
remainder of the system. This is accomplished by dividing the system into protective zones
separated by circuit breakers. During a fault, the zone which includes the faulted apparatus is
de-energized and disconnected from the system. In addition to its protective function, a
circuit breaker is also used for circuit switching under normal conditions. Each having its
protective relays for determining the existence of a fault in that zone and having circuit
breakers for disconnecting that zone from the system. It is desirable to restrict the amount of
system disconnected by a given fault; as for example to a single transformer, line section,
machine, or bus section. However, economic considerations frequently limit the number of
circuit breakers to those required for normal operation and some compromises result in the
protection.Some of the manufacturers are ABB, AREVA, CutlerHammer (Eaton), MitsubishiElectric, Pennsylvania Breaker, Schneider Electric, Siemens,
Toshiba, Koncar HVS and others. Circuit breaker can be classified as "live tank", where the
enclosure that contains the breaking mechanism is at line potential, or dead tank
with the enclosure at earth potential. High-voltage AC circuit breakers are routinely
available with ratings up to 765,000 volts.
7.1) Various types of circuit breakers:7.1.1) SF6 Circuit Breaker
7.1.2) Air Blast Circuit Breaker
7.1.3) Oil Circuit Breaker
7.1.4) Bulk Oil Circuit Breaker (MOCB)
7.1.5) Minimum Oil Circuit Breaker
7.1.1) SF6 CIRCUIT BREAKER:Sulphur hexafluoride has proved its-self as an excellent insulating and arc quenching
medium. It has been extensively used during the last 30 years in circuit breakers, gasinsulated switchgear (GIS), high voltage capacitors, bushings, and gas insulated transmission
lines. In SF6 breakers the contacts are surrounded by low pressure SF6 gas. At the moment
the contacts are opened, a small amount of gas is compressed and forced through the arc
to extinguish it.
The principle of arc interruption in air blast circuit breakers is to direct a blast of air, at
high pressure and velocity, to the arc. Fresh and dry air of the air blast will replace the
ionized hot gases within the arc zone and the arc length is considerably increased.
Consequently the arc may be interrupted at the first natural current zero. In this type
of breaker, the contacts are surrounded by compressed air. When the contacts are opened the
compressed air is released in forced blast through the arc to the atmosphere extinguishing the
arc in the process.


Fig:-Air C.B

An air blast circuit breaker has the following advantages over an oil circuit breaker:
The risk of fire is eliminated
The arcing products are completely removed by the blast whereas the oil deteriorates
with successive operations; the expense of regular oil is replacement is avoided.
The growth of dielectric strength is so rapid that final contact gap needed for arc
extinction is very small. this reduces the size of device
The arcing time is very small due to the rapid build up of dielectric strength between
contacts. Therefore, the arc energy is only a fraction that in oil circuit breakers, thus
resulting in less burning of contacts
Due to lesser arc energy, air blast circuit breakers are very suitable for conditions where
frequent operation is required
The energy supplied for arc extinction is obtained from high pressure air and is
independent of the current to be interrupted.
Air has relatively inferior arc extinguishing properties.
Air blast circuit breakers are very sensitive to the variations in the rate of restriking
Considerable maintenance is required for the compressor plant which supplies the
air blast
Air blast circuit breakers are finding wide applications in high voltage installations.
Majority of circuit breakers for voltages beyond 110 kV are of this type.
Circuit breaking in oil has been adopted since the early stages of circuit breakers
manufacture. The oil in oil-filled breakers serves the purpose of insulating the live parts from
the earthed ones and provides an excellent medium for arc interruption. Oil circuit breakers
of the various types are used in almost all voltage ranges and ratings. However, they are
commonly used at voltages below 115KV leaving the higher voltages for air blast and SF6
breakers. The contacts of an oil breaker are submerged in insulating oil, which helps to cool
and extinguish the arc that forms when the contacts are opened. Oil circuit breakers are

classified into two main types namely: bulk oil circuit breakers and minimum oil circuit

Fig:-Oil C.B

The advantages of using oil as an arc quenching medium are:

1. It absorbs the arc energy to decompose the oil into gases, which have excellent
cooling properties.
2. It acts as an insulator and permits smaller clearance between live conductors and
earthed components.
The disadvantages of oil as an arc quenching medium are:
1. Its inflammable and there is risk of fire
2. It may form an explosive mixture with air.
3. The arcing products remain in the oil and it reduces the quality of oil after several
operations. This necessitates periodic checking and replacement of oil.
Bulk oil circuit breakers are widely used in power systems from the lowest voltages up
to115KV. However, they are still used in systems having voltages up to 230KV. The
contacts of bulk oil breakers may be of the plain-break type, where the arc is freely
interrupted in oil, or enclose within arc controllers. Plain-break circuit breakers consist
mainly of a large volume of oil contained in a metallic tank. Arc interruption depends on the
head of oil above the contacts and the speed of contact separation. The head of oil above the
arc should be sufficient to cool the gases, mainly hydrogen, produced by oil decomposition.
A small air cushion at the top of the oil together with the produced gases will increase the
pressure with a subsequent decrease of the arcing time.
Bulk oil circuit breakers have the disadvantage of using large quantity of oil. With
frequent breaking and making heavy currents the oil will deteriorate and may lead to circuit
breaker failure. This has led to the design of minimum oil circuit breakers working on the
same principles of arc control as those used in bulk oil breakers. In this type of breakers the
interrupter chamber is separated from the other parts and arcing is confined to a small
volume of oil. The lower chamber contains the operating mechanism and the upper one
contains the moving and fixed contacts together with the control device. Both chambers are
made of an insulating material such as porcelain. The oil in both chambers is completely

separated from each other. By this arrangement the amount of oil needed for arc interruption
and the clearances to earth are roused. However, conditioning or changing the oil in the
interrupter chamber is more frequent than in the bulk oil breakers. This is due
to carbonization and slugging from arcs interrupted chamber is equipped with a discharge
vent and silica gel breather to permit a small gas cushion on top of the oil. Single
break minimum oil breakers are available in the voltage range 13.8 to 34.5 KV.


Relays must be able to evaluate a wide variety of parameters to establish that corrective
action is required. Obviously, a relay cannot prevent the fault. Its primary purpose is to detect
the fault and take the necessary action to minimize the damage to the equipment or to the
system. The most common parameters which reflect the presence of a fault are the voltages
at the terminals of the protected apparatus or at the appropriate zone boundaries. The
fundamental problem in power system protection is to define the quantities that can
differentiate between normal and abnormal conditions. This problem is compounded by the
fact that normal in the present sense means outside the zone of protection. This aspect,
greatestsignificance in designing a secure relaying system, dominates the design of all protect
ion systems.
8.1)Distance Relays:
Distance relays respond to the voltage and current, i.e., the impedance, at the relay
location. The impedance per mile is fairly constant so these relays respond to the
distance between the relay location and the fault location.
As the power
become more complex and the fault current varies with changes in generation and system
configuration, directional over current relays become difficult to apply and to set for all
contingencies, whereas the distance relay setting is constant for a wide variety of changes
external to the protected line.
8.2)Types of Distance relay:8.2.1) Impedance Relay:
The impedance relay has a circular characteristic centred. It is non directional
and is used primarily as a fault detector.
8.2.2) Admittance Relay:
The admittance relay is the most commonly used distance relay. It is the tripping relay
in pilot schemes and as the backup relay in step distance schemes. In the electromechanical
design it is circular, and in the solid state design, it can be shaped to correspond to the
transmission line impedance.
8.2.3) Reactance Relay:
The reactance relay is a straight-line characteristic that responds only to the reactance
of the protected line. It is non directional and is used to supplement the admittance relay as a
tripping relay to make the overall protection independent of resistance. It is particularly
useful on short lines where the fault arc resistance is the same order of magnitude as the line


Power transformers are called autotransformers.

9.1) Windings:- Winding shall be of electrolytic grade copper free from scales &
burrs. Windings shall be made in dust proof and conditioned atmosphere. Coils shall be
and power frequency voltage stresses are minimum. Coils assembly shall be suitablysupporte
d between adjacent sections by insulating spacers and barriers. Bracing and other insulation
used in assembly of the winding shall be arranged to ensure a free circulation of the oil and
to reduce the hot spot of the winding. All windings of the transformer shaving voltage less
than 66 kV shall be fully insulated. Tapping shall be so arranged as to preserve the magnetic
balance of the transformer at all voltage ratio. All leads from the windings to the terminal
board and bushing shall be rigidly supported to prevent injury from vibration short circuit
9.2) Tanks and fittings:-Tank shall be of welded construction & fabricated from
tested quality low carbon steel of adequate thickness. After completion of welding, all joints
shall be subjected to dye penetration testing. At least two adequately sized inspection
openings one at each end of the tank shall be provided for easy access to bushing &
earth connections. Turrets & other parts surrounding the conductor of individual phase shall
be non-magnetic. The main tank body including tap changing compartment, radiators shall
be capable of withstanding full vacuum.
9.3) Cooling Equipments:- Cooling equipment shall conform to the requirement
stipulated below:

(a.) Each radiator bank shall have its own cooling fans, shut off valves at the top
and bottom (80mm size) lifting lugs, top and bottom oil filling valves, air release plug at the
top, a drain and sampling valve and thermometer pocket fitted with captive screw cap on the
inlet and outlet.
(b.) Cooling fans shall not be directly mounted on radiator bank which may cause
undue vibration. These shall be located so as to prevent ingress of rain water. Each fan shall
be suitably protected by galvanized wire guard.

9.4) Transformer Accessories:9.4.1) Buchholz Relay:- This has two Floats, one of them with surge catching baffle
and gas collecting space at top. This is mounted in the connecting pipe line between
conservator and main tank. This is the most dependable protection for a given transformer.
Gas evolution at a slow rate that is associated with minor faults inside the transformers gives
rise to the operation or top float whose contacts are wired for alarm. There is a glass window
with marking to read the volume of gas collected in the relay. Any major fault in transformer
creates a surge and the surge element in the relay trips the transformer. Size of the relay
varies with oil volume in the transformer and the mounting angle also is specified for proper
operation of the relay.


Fig.-Buchloz Relay

9.4.2) Temperature Indicators:Most of the transformer (small transformers have only OTI) are provided with indicators
that displace oil temperature and winding temperature. There are thermometers pockets
provided in the tank top cover which hold the sensing bulls
in them.
Oil temperature
measured is that of the top oil, where as the winding temperature measurement is indirect.
This is done by adding the temperature rise due to the heat produced in a heater coil(known
as image coil) when a current proportional to that flowing in windings is passed init to that or
top oil. For proper functioning or OTI & WTI it is essential to keep the thermometers pocket
clean and filled with oil.
9.4.3) Silica Gel Breather:- Both transformer oil and cellulosic paper are highly
hygroscopic. Paper being more hygroscopic than the mineral oil The moisture, if not
excluded from the oil surface in conservator, thus will find its way finally into the paper
insulation and causes reduction insulation strength of transformer. To minimize this
conservator is allowed to breathe only through the silica gel column, which absorbs the
moisture in air before it enters the conservator air surface.


Fig:- Silica Gel Breather

9.4.4) Conservator:With the variation of temperature there is corresponding variation in the
oil volume. To account for this, an expansion vessel called conservator is added to the
aconnecting pipe to the main tank. In smaller transformers this vessel is open toatmosphere
through dehydrating breathers (to keep the air dry). In larger transformers, an air bag is
mounted inside the conservator with the inside of bag open to atmosphere through the
breathers and the outside surface of the bag in contact with the oil surface.


As you all know this is the device which provides the pre-decoded fraction of the
primary current passing through the line/bus main circuit. Such as primary current 60A, 75A,
150A,240A,300A, 400A, to the secondary output of 1A to 5A. Now a day mostly separate cu
rrent transformer units are used instead of bushing mounting CTs on level structure they
should be for oil level indication and base should be earthed properly. Care should be taken
so that there should be no strain as the terminals. When connecting the jumpers, mostly
secondary connections is taken to three unction boxes where star delta formation is
connected for three phase and final leads taken to protection/metering scheme. There should
be no chance of secondary circuit remaining opens as it leads to extremely high voltage
which ultimately damages the CT itself.
It can be used to supply information for measuring power flows and the electrical
inputs for the operation of protective relays associated with the transmission and distribution
power transformer. These current transformers have the primary winding connected in series
with the conductor carrying the current to be measured or controlled. The secondary winding
is thus insulated from the high voltage and can then be connected to low voltage metering
circuits. Current transformers are also used for street lighting circuits. Street lighting requires
a constant current to prevent flickering lights and a current transformer is used to provide that
constant current. In this case the current transformer utilizes a moving secondary coil to vary
the output so that a constantcurrent is

Fig:-Current Transformer


A potential transformer (PT) is used to transform the high voltage of a power line to a
lower value, which is in the range of an ac voltmeter or the potential coil of an ac voltmeter.
The voltage transformers are classified as under:
Capacitive voltage transformer or capacitive type
Electromagnetic type.

Fig:- Potential Transformer

Capacitive voltage transformer is being used more and more for voltage measurement
in high voltage transmission network, particularly for systems voltage of 132KV and above
where it becomes increasingly more economical. It enables measurement of the line to earth
to be made with simultaneous provision for carrier frequency coupling, which has reached wi
de application in modern high voltage network for tele -metering remote control and
telephone communication purpose. The capacitance type voltage transformers are of two
Coupling Capacitor type
Pushing Type The performance of CVT is affected by the supply frequency switching
transient and magnitude of connected Burdon. The CVT is more economical than an

electromagnetic voltage transformer when the nominal supply voltage increases above
66KV.The carrier current equipment can be connected via the capacitor of the CVT. There
by there is no need of separate coupling capacitor. The capacitor connected in series act
like potential dividers, provided, the current taken by burden is negligible compared with cur
rent passing through the series connected capacitor.
current application:The carrier current equipments is connected to the power line via coupling capacitor.
The coupling CVT combines the function of coupling and voltage transformer.


A capacitor voltage transformer (CVT) is a transformer used in power systems to stepdown extra high voltage signals and provide low voltage signals either for measurement or to
operate a protective relay. In its most basic form the device consists of three parts: two
capacitors across which the voltage signal is split, an inductive element used to tune the
device to the supply frequency and a transformer used to isolate and further step-down the
instrumentation or protective relay. The device has at least four terminals, a highvoltageterminal for connection to the high voltage signal, a ground terminal and at least one
set of secondary terminals for connection to the instrumentation or protective relay. CVTs
are typically single-phase devices used for measuring voltages in excess of one hundred
kilovolts where the use of voltage transformers would be uneconomical. In practice the first
capacitor, C1, is often replaced by a stack of capacitors connected in series. This results in a
large voltage drop across the stack of capacitors that replaced the first capacitor and a
comparatively small voltage drop across the second capacitor, C2, and hence the secondary
terminals. The porcelain in multi unit stack, all the potentials points are electrically tied and
suitably shielded to overcome the effect of corona RIV etc. Capacitive voltage transformers
are available for system voltage.

Fig.- Capacitive Voltage Transformer


Control panel contain meters, control switches and recorders located in the control buildin
g, also called the dog house. These are used to control the substation equipment to send powe
r from one circuit to another or to open or to shut down circuits when needed.
13.1.1)ENERGY METER: To measure the energy transmitted energy meters are
tothe panel to different feeders the energy transmitted is recorded after one hour regularly for
it MWHr, meter is provided.
13.1.2)WATTMETERS: It is attached to each feeder to record the power exported
from GSS.
13.1.3)FREQUENCY METER: To measure the frequency at each feeder there is the
provision of analog or digital frequency meter.
13.1.4)VOLTMETER: It is provided to measure the phase to phase voltage .It is also
available in both the analog and digital frequency meter.
13.1.5)AMETER: It is provided to measure the line current. It is also available in
both the forms analog as well as digital.
13.1.6)MAXIMUM DEMAND INDICATOR: There are also mounted the control
panel to record the average power over successive predetermined period.
13.1.7) MVAR METER: It is to measure the reactive power of the circuit.


Fig:- Control Room


The capacitor bank provides reactive power at grid substation. The voltage regulation
problem frequently reduces so of circulation of reactive power. Unlike the active power,
reactive power can be produced, transmitted and absorbed of course with in the certain limit,
which have always to be workout. At any point in the system shunt capacitor are commonly
used in all voltage and in all size.
Benefits of using the capacitor bank are many and the reason is that capacitor reduces
there active current flowing in the whole system from generator to the point of installation.
1 .Increased voltage level at the load
2. Reduced system losses
3. Increase power factor of loading current

Fig:- Capacitor Bank


As electronics plays a vital role in the industrial growth, communication is also a
backbone of any power stations. Communication between various generating and receiving
station is very essential for proper operation of power of power system. This is more in case
of large interconnected system where a control leads dispatch station has to co-ordinate the
working of various unit to see that the system is maintained in the optimum working
condition, power line communication is most economic and reliable method of
communication for medium and long distance in power network.
15.1) Wave Trap:
Line trap also is known as Wave trap. What it does is trapping the high frequency
communication signals sent on the line from the remote substation and diverting them
tothe telecom/teleprotection panel in the substation control room (through couplingcapacitor
and LMU).
This is relevant in Power Line Carrier Communication (PLCC) systems for
communication among various substations without dependence on the telecom company
network. The signals are primarily tele protection signals and in addition, voice and data
communication signals. The Line trap OFFERS HIGH IMPEDANCE TO THE HIGH
thus obstructs the flow of these signals in to the substation bus bars. If there were not
to be there, then signal loss is more and communication will be ineffective/probably


Fig:- Wave Trap


The provision of an earthing system for an electric system is necessary by the
following reason.
In the event of over voltage on the system due to lightening discharge or other system
fault. These parts of equipment, which are normally dead, as for as voltage, are concerned do
not attain dangerously high potential.
In a three phase, circuit the neutral of the system is earthed in order to stabilize
the potential of circuit with respect to earth. The resistance of earthing system is depending
Shape and material of earth electrode used.
Depth in the soil. Specific resistance of soil surrounding in the neighbourhood of
system electrodes.

16.1) PROCEDURE OF EARTHING:Technical consideration the current carrying path should have enough capacity to deal
with more faults current. The resistance of earth and current path should be low enough to
prevent voltage rise between earth and neutral. The earth electrode must be driven in to the
ground to a sufficient depth to as to obtain lower value of earth resistance. To sufficient
lowered earth resistance a number of electrodes are inserted in the earth to a depth, they are
connected together to form a mesh. The resistance of earth should be for the mesh in
generally inserted in the earth at 0.5mdepth the several point of mesh then connected to earth
electrode or ground conduction. The earth electrode is metal plate copper is used for earth
Neutral earthing of powertransformer all power system operates with
groundedneutral.Grounding of neutral offers several advantages the neutral point of
generator transformer is connected to earth directly or through a reactance in some cases the
neutral point is earthed through an adjustable reactor of reactance matched with the line.
The earth fault protection is based on the method of neutral earthing.
The neutral earthing is associated switchgear.The neutral earthing is provided
for the purpose of protection arcing grounds unbalanced voltages with respect to protection
from lightening and for improvement of the system.


In a GSS, separate dc supply is maintained for signalling remote position control,
alarm circuit etc. Direct current can be obtained from 220volt 3 phase ac supply via rectifier
and in event of ac failure, from the fixed batteries, which are kept, charged in normal
condition by rectifier supply.
Battery System:
The batteries used are lead acid type having a solution of sulphuric acid and distilled
water as electrolytes. In charged state, it has a specific gravity of 1.2 at temperature of 30C.In
the battery room batteries are mounted on wooden stand. The cells are installed stand by
porcelain. Following precautions are taken in a battery room:
The conductor connecting the cells are greased and coated with electrolyte resisting varnish.
Proper care is taken so that acid vapours do not accumulate in the room to avoid risk
of explosion, smoking, winding etc.
The windows of battery are of forested glass to avoid the batteries from direct action of sun

Fig:- Battery Room


Some definitions related to transformer

1. ON LOAD TAP CHANGER:-It is a device for changing the tapping connection of

windings, suitable for operation, while the transformer is energized or on load.
Generally it consists of a diverter switch (with transition impedance) and a tap selector
(which can be with or without change over selector).

2. DIVERTER SWITCH:-A switching device used in conjunction with a tap selector to

carry, make and break currents in circuits which have already been selected. A diverter
switch of spring operated type includes an independent means of storing energy for
their operation.

3. TAP SELECTOR:-A device designed to carry, but not to make or break, current used
in conjunction with a diverter switch to select tapping connection.

4. SELECTOR SWITCH:-A switching device capable of making, carrying and

breaking current, combining the duties of a tap selector and diverter switch.

5. CHANGE OVER SELECTOR:-A device designed to carry, but not to make or

break, current used in conjunction with a tap selector or selector switch to enable its
contacts and the connected tapping to be used more than once when moving from one
extreme position to other.

6. TRANSITION RESISTANCE:-A resistor consisting of one or more units bridging

the tapping next to be used for the purpose of transferring load from one tapping to the
other without interruptions or appreciable change in the load current and at the same
time limiting the circulating current for the period that both tapping are used.

7. DRIVING MECHANISM:-The means by which the drive to the tap changer is



8. MOTOR DRIVE MECHANISM:-A driving mechanism as defined above which

incorporates an electric motor and control circuit.

9. STEP BY STEP CONTROL:-Electrical and mechanical devices stopping the motor

drive mechanism after completion of a tap change, independently of the operating
sequence of the control switch.

10. TAP POSITION INDICATOR:-An electrical and mechanical device for indicating
the tap position of the tap changer.

11. TAP CHANGE IN PROGRESS INDICATION:- A device indicating that the

drive mechanism is running.

12. LIMIT SWITCHES:-Electromechanical devices preventing operation of tap changer

beyond either end position, but allowing operation towards the opposite direction.

13. OPERATION COUNTER:-A device indicating the number of tap changes



tap changer manually by a mechanical device, blocking at the same time operation by
the electric motor.


The training at grid substation was very helpful. It has improved my theoretical
concepts of electrical power transmission and distribution. Protection of various apparatus
was a great thing. Maintenance of transformer, circuit breaker, isolator, insulator, bus bar etc
was observable.
I had a chance to see the remote control of the equipments from control room itself,
which was very interesting.
So the training was more than hope to me and helped me to understand about power
system more.