A Review of Lightning Information for Power Systems Analysis

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Lightning-related behaviors of electric power systems can now be explained by a variety of concepts and models. Over the last 25 years, real-time lightning detection systems have contributed to our ability to use this knowledge in a number of practical ways. Although many applications of lightning information do not require detailed models or parameter measurements, a number of quantitative applications related to "cause and effect" do. In these cases, there is a mismatch between the number and specificity of the parameters of the models, and our ability to measure these parameters using today's operational lightning detection systems. This paper briefly discusses the lightning parameters that effect power system performance, and what real-time information we are able to obtain with today's lightning detection technologies. The paper concludes with some thoughts about what could be the next steps in improving the information provided by real-time lightning detection systems, if such improvements are really needed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Number of pages5
StatePublished - 2003
Externally publishedYes
Event2003 IEEE PES Transmission and Distribution Conference - Dallas, TX, United States
Duration: Sep 7 2003Sep 12 2003


Conference2003 IEEE PES Transmission and Distribution Conference
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityDallas, TX


  • Lightning
  • Lightning Location Systems
  • Power Systems Lightning Effects

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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